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NEWMAC Field Hockey Semi-Finals


Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 11:00am
Location: Keohane Sports Center Turf Field


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On Heroes and Hope

On Heroes and Hope: Nonviolence and Resilience in Israel/Palestine


Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:30pm
Location: Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East

Sa'edAtshanis a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies at Brown University'sWatsonInstitute for International Studies. He holds a PhD (2013) and an MA (2010) in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University.Atshanalso received an MPP (2008) from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA (2006) from Swarthmore College.He has served as a Lecturer in Peace and Justice Studies at Tufts University for more than five years. He has been awarded multiple graduate fellowships, including from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. He is also the recipient of aSorosFellowship and a Kathryn Davis Fellowship forPeace. He has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union, the UN High Commission on Refugees, Human Rights Watch, Seeds of Peace, the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department, and the Government of Dubai.Atshanis also a member of Al-Qaws, an organization promoting LGBTQ Palestinian rights.

In his lecture titled"On Heroes and Hope: Nonviolence and Resilience in Israel/Palestine " he willdiscuss nonviolent social movements where Israelis and Palestinians are co-resisting the occupation.

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Paul Sabin: The Bet

"Our Gamble over Earth's Future," Betsy Wood Knapp '64 Lecture in the Social Sciences


Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:30pm
Location: Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East

The Betsy Wood Knapp '64 Lecture in the Social Sciences

Paul Sabin: The Bet: Our Gamble over Earth's Future

Are we headed for a world of scarce resources and environmental catastrophe, or will market forces and technological innovation yield greater prosperity? Paul Sabin, associate professor of history and American studies at Yale University, takes up this question in his book The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and our Gamble over Earth's Future. Using as a frame a highly publicized wager between celebrated biologist Paul Ehrlich and iconoclast economist Julian Simon over the future price of metals, Sabin examines the clash between environmentalists and their conservative critics and traces the origins of the political gulf that separates the two sides. The Bet was named a Best Science Book of 2013 by New Scientist.


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Evening Concert: Paul Dresher Double Duo


Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
Location: Jewett Art Center Auditorium

Paul Dresher's Double Duo combines a duo of traditional chamber music instrumentation—Bang on a Can All Stars founding member Lisa Moore on piano and long-time Dresher collaborator Karen Bentley on violin—with a duo of recently invented instruments. Percussionist Joel Davel plays the Marimba Lumina, a specialized MIDI control surface capable of triggering myriad sounds, while he and Dresher split time playing the Quadrachord, a 14-foot long guitar-like stringed instrument invented by Dresher himself that is plucked, bowed, hammered, and strummed. Their residency at Wellesley will include a Midday Muse lecture/demo/Q&A, a Friday evening concert, and a special family friendly event on Saturday afternoon. The audience will be invited on stage to see and play the invented instruments after each event!


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Midday Muse: Paul Dresher Double Duo

Artists in Residence 11/4-11/8


Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:30pm
Location: Jewett Art Center Auditorium

Paul Dresher's Double Duo combines a duo of traditional chamber music instrumentation—Bang on a Can All Stars founding member Lisa Moore on piano and long-time Dresher collaborator Karen Bentley on violin—with a duo of recently invented instruments. Percussionist Joel Davel plays the Marimba Lumina, a specialized MIDI control surface capable of triggering myriad sounds, while he and Dresher split time playing the Quadrachord, a 14-foot long guitar-like stringed instrument invented by Dresher himself that is plucked, bowed, hammered, and strummed. Their residency at Wellesley will include a Midday Muse lecture/demo/Q&A, a Friday evening full concert, and a special family friendly event on Saturday afternoon. The audience will be invited on stage to see and play the invented instruments after each event!


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FAMILY SHOW: Paul Dresher Double Duo

Artists in Residence 11/4-11/8


Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 1:00pm
Location: Jewett Art Center Auditorium

Paul Dresher's Double Duo combines a duo of traditional chamber music instrumentation—Bang on a Can All Stars founding member Lisa Moore on piano and long-time Dresher collaborator Karen Bentley on violin—with a duo of recently invented instruments. Percussionist Joel Davel plays the Marimba Lumina, a specialized MIDI control surface capable of triggering myriad sounds, while he and Dresher split time playing the Quadrachord, a 14-foot long guitar-like stringed instrument invented by Dresher himself that is plucked, bowed, hammered, and strummed. Their residency at Wellesley will include a Midday Muse lecture/demo/Q&A, a Friday evening full concert, and this special interactive family friendly event on Saturday afternoon. The audience will be invited on stage to see and play the invented instruments after each event!


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Piffaro, the Renaissance Band

Piffaro: The Renaissance Band

Early Music Concert


Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
Location: Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel

Piffaro delights audiences with highly polished recreations of the rustic music of the peasantry and the elegant sounds of the official wind bands of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods. Its ever-expanding instrumentation includes shawms, dulcians, sackbuts, recorders, krumhorns, bagpipes, lutes, guitars, harps, and a variety of percussion—all careful reconstructions of instruments from the period. Tom Zajac, who plays with Piffaro, is the Director of Wellesley College's Early Music ensemble, Collegium Musicum.


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Paul Sabin: The Bet

"Our Gamble over Earth's Future," Betsy Wood Knapp '64 Lecture in the Social Sciences


Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:30pm
Location: Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East

The Betsy Wood Knapp '64 Lecture in the Social Sciences

Paul Sabin: The Bet: Our Gamble over Earth's Future

Are we headed for a world of scarce resources and environmental catastrophe, or will market forces and technological innovation yield greater prosperity? Paul Sabin, associate professor of history and American studies at Yale University, takes up this question in his book The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and our Gamble over Earth's Future. Using as a frame a highly publicized wager between celebrated biologist Paul Ehrlich and iconoclast economist Julian Simon over the future price of metals, Sabin examines the clash between environmentalists and their conservative critics and traces the origins of the political gulf that separates the two sides. The Bet was named a Best Science Book of 2013 by New Scientist.


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Sally Taylor and Consenses

Consenses

Festival of the Senses


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Location: Tishman Commons

On View November 18-25

Hours:
weekdays 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
weekends 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Consenses' founder, Sally Taylor, has engaged artists from around the world, of every medium and genre, and brought them together by asking them to interpret one another's artwork in the vein of a game of "Telephone" and express it in their own medium. For example: a musician interprets a photo, a dance interprets their song, a painter interprets the dance, a perfumer interprets the painting, a poet interprets the perfume, and so on…until all five senses are represented.

None of the artists are privy to the identities of the other participants so that they are not influenced by what they know of the styles of the other well-known artists. Consenses has enlisted more than 140 artists from 23 countries, representing a variety of disciplines. Included are James Taylor, Carly Simon, John Huba, Jimmy Buffet, Honor Moore, Jennifer Nettles, Patrick Corbin, and many more.

Each project results in a chain of work, and 22 chains have been created.  Eight were interpreted by Boston-based set designers who constructed individual showcases for the Consenses exhibition. A ninth chain, featuring the music of Ben Taylor and photograph by Janet Woodcock, will be created by the Wellesley College Theatre Department and will debut at the opening of the November installation. There are 13 additional Chains that are viewable on tablets as video compilations throughout the exhibition.

About Sally

Sally Taylor is an artist and musician. In 1998, reluctant to sign to a major record label, she formed her own, ambitiously producing and recording three albums (Tomboy Bride, Apt #6S & Shotgun). She and a 5-piece band toured 180 days of the year. She thrived on the production elements of running a label and the creative elements of writing, recording, and performing. When she retired from the road at age 30 she moved to Boston and began teaching music. She is currently taking time off from The Berklee College of Music to work exclusively on Consenses. In this effort she is dedicated to enlarging the scope of artistic collaboration, the recognition of art as a journey, and the exploration of human perception.

 


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David Harris

Midday Jazz Muse: David Harris & Triarky

Electric tuba, electric violin, and percussion


Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:30pm
Location: Jewett Art Center Auditorium

David Harris is an esteemed member of the Wellesley College Jazz Faculty as well as serving at both the Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. Triarky is a new trio featuring David Harris on electric tuba, Mimi Rabson on electric violin, and Phil Neighbors on drums. In this concert, Triarky will perform original tunes by Harris and Rabson, with rock, funk, ska, reggae, and Middle Eastern influences.