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Eddie Barksdale (’13)

The Pioneer Log, February 4, 2011

A music column devoted to bridging the gap between Palatine Hill and Portland.

The Fuzz Box

Arts 11


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Eddie is a wiz when it comes to artificial lighting. This image is one of the 264 still shots that he edited into a video. There’s no real concept or storyline behind the video—Eddie and his friend Rachel Musgrove dance and strike poses shamelessly, giving all their energy to the camera. I love the process that is represented in these stills; they revel in their own construction. His photos range from silly to serious, but always carry the technical mastery that has found him a professional spot as Designer/Photographer for the Music and Theatre Depts.

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portrayed in Bollywood movies. The motivation behind the class is simple: “I love Bollywood films, especially the songs and dances, and wanted an opportunity to study them further,” said Fritzman. Although E&D is only available to firstyears, Fritzman’s screenings will be open to everyone. The first movie, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, was shown on Jan. 20. The film, released in India and the United Kingdom in 1998, is a romantic comedy that won awards at both the Bollywood Movie Awards and the National Film Awards. The screenings will continue into early April and will include such titles as Mughale-Azam, Lagaan, Bombay, Mother India, Deewaar and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Films that are not in English will have English subtitles. “Although India has 18 official languages, Bollywood films—which are in Hindi—portray the nation as unified and present Hindi as the national language,” said Fritzman. The course pays attention to this generalization and explores Bollywood’s representation of India by contrasting it with different countries. “Bollywood films really expanded my views and opened my eyes to a whole other form of entertainment and way of thinking about how films can affect culture. Although the movies run up to three or four hours, I am hooked; the richness and complexity are unsurpassed when compared to many Hollywood films,” said Hillary Patin (’13), who is enrolled in Fritzman’s class in preparation for her study abroad trip to India next fall. Films are shown every Thursday from 6-9pm in Miller 102. For more information contact Professor Fritzman or the Exploration & Discovery Office. ILLUSTRATION BY FRANCES LI

Bollywood is coming to Lewis & Clark this spring in the form of a new Exploration & Discovery course. Bollywood is the largest film industry in India and is sometimes referred to as Hindi cinema. Since the genre’s initial success in the early 1930s, Bollywood has become increasingly popular and English-based. Hindi cinema is famous for its song and dance, as well as its significance to Indian culture. This semester, Associate Professor of Philosophy J.M. Fritzman will host a series of Bollywood film screenings parallel to his new E&D course, “Bollywood’s ImaginNation and ImpersoNation: The Construction of Indian Indentity in Hindi Cinema.” The course is focused on the way in which Indian identities, both national and local, are

Resonance Ensemble Graces Agnes Flanagan Chapel
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As the finishing touches are placed on the Agnes Flanagan Chapel, a world class collection of performing artists are preparing to take the stage. This Friday, Feb. 4, Lewis & Clark will be hosting a part of the Resonance Ensemble Concert series. Choral Director Katherine Fitzgibbon will be conducting “Music and Memory” for all to enjoy. The main event for the evening will be none other than John Corigliano’s “Fern Hill,” featuring nationally renowned mezzo-soprano soloist Hannah Penn. In addition to an incredible concert, audience members will have the opportunity to bear witness to poetry recitals by some of

the Northwest’s most distinguished poets, including Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Paulann Peterson. Some of Peterson’s texts can currently be be viewed in Watzek Library; they are displayed in honor of her selection as the state’s Poet Laureate. Students from Mary Szybist’s Senior Poetry Seminar will also be reading their work. If world class choral and poetic performances somehow don’t tickle your fancy, artist Thérèse Murdza will be displaying selected works from her extended portfolio, as well. The level of recognition reached by each artist in this show alone should have all students and faculty flocking to the doors. For a testimony to the quality of Fern Hill, one just has to look at John Corigliano’s Pulitzer

Prize, Grawemeyer Award, three Grammy Awards and Academy Award. In addition to her inspirational work at LC, Fitzgibbon has directed choirs at other prestigious institutions such as Cornell, Harvard, Boston and Michigan while also serving as a conductor in Ontario, Rome and Vancouver, BC. Murdza is an artist with dozens of exhibitions and selected works that have been displayed in a number of states across the nation. The event is sure to be one of the highlights of LC’s year in performing arts. The doors of the Chapel will open at 7:30 on Friday. Cost of admission is $11 for students and $22 for general admission.

“Fuck your progress” once hung from the front window of Mississippi Records in North Portland. While shop owner Eric Isaacson put this sign up as a way of protesting the increased development and influx of wealth into the quickly gentrifying neighborhood, this statement seems to be a recurring theme in the music scene of our sleepy northwest city. Our music scene is dominated by small neighborhood record stores, even smaller record labels who choose to release their music exclusively on cassettes and house venues that serve as platforms for local bands to evolve before they move on to even the smallest clubs. This probably seems far, far away from Palatine Hill, where the “LC bubble” may seem like an all-encompassing force. However, I promise you the few miles between Palatine Hill and inner east side Portland is not a treacherous journey. Many folks here on campus seemed hesitant to get into Portland before they have even truly ventured through it, but one trip up any of the main drags on the east side will reinvigorate your eardrums. While the clubs in the city may seem only available to those 21 and over, there are many all-ages shows lurking below the surface. Nightly, there are multiple house shows in almost every prominent neighborhood in the city, with new bands sprouting up every day. Portland will never be a town where musicians move to sign huge record deals or have their faces plastered on billboards, and thank God for that. We have something more special than any music scene focused on getting millions of iTunes downloads; the scene has a communal spirit which encourages musicians to swap in and out of bands and experiment with whatever sounds they may find appealing without being automatically judged on practicality or success. A walk into even the smallest record stores around town will reveal the wealth of music to be discovered. Tape labels such as Eggy, UHU, Karamazov and Gnar produce snapshots of different scenes within the city. Mississippi Records even has a series of tapes that showcase rare and obscure songs of all genres and time periods, which will undoubtedly open your eyes to some extremely beautiful music and create an obsession for even the most passive of music fans. It is important to remember the roots of this city’s music scene. Portland has successfully transformed itself from a city constantly overlooked into a city with eyes upon it.