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Student Created Videos About John Cage Gather Wider Audience

 

Professor Amy Wlodarski’s First Year Seminar students created four fantastic videos related to John Cage.  Originally made for broadcast between live performances of Cages work by Third Coast Percussion, they are now gaining a wider audience through a new Cage archive.  The New York Public Library created a John Cage Archive to celebrate his 100th birthday and one video in particular is getting noticed from the student productions.

It has already been reposted through the Open Culture website and more accolades will hopefully follow.  It is always a pleasure to work with faculty who encourage students to reach beyond their comfort level and allow us to support the students so they can find success.

 

Third Coast Percussion

First Year Seminar Student’s Videos Displayed to Full House

We wrote a post encouraging people to attend the Third Coast Percussion performance of John Cage’s work a few weeks ago and we hope some of you got to see the amazing spectacle that night.  The performance was great, but our eyes were especially focused on the four student produced videos that accompanied each piece.

Professor Amy Wlodarski tasked the students of her First Year Seminar to create short, documentary style videos that would help the audience understand the context around the following performances.  Each had a specific topic it focused on and the groups took different paths in how they styled the segments.  We have seen a lot of student produced videos but we were especially impressed with these.  Professor Wlodarski gave them an important project and the students understood that their audience wasn’t only their professor, but a real audience of over 200 people watching it live.  They took the assignment seriously and created entertaining and engaging videos that blended perfectly into the evening performance.

You don’t have to take our word for it, you can watch them yourself.

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