Here Be Draugens
While aesthetically striking, the short and ultimately lackluster gameplay of 'Draugen' falls into the category of games worth playing once (or thereabouts).
Echoes of the Slow World
BBC Sounds delivers its eco-futuristic drama set in a world without nature, asking the question: how might people living there respond to the sounds of nature that had been forgotten?
The Captain did it
Lucas Pope’s newest game masterfully takes advantage of a unique style to produce a mystery-adventure experience that is near-perfectly built and paced.
Coffee cup yo-yo fencing
Fence with coffee cups as a scholar, barista, CEO, pirate, dog, or even a sentient coffee cup against your coffee-wielding adversaries in this absurd fighting platformer game.
Descending into madness
Following 1924 PI Edward Pierce, Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game makes a brave effort to bring the mystery-horror aesthetic of the tabletop system of the same name to the space of video games, but falls short on implementation.
Are we real or simply made of code?
So sure are you of your reality? This production reveals the likelihood — and failings — of highly detailed simulations.
‘Sport death, only life can kill you’
The unapologetic, powerful imagery of MIT’s oldest dorm on display for all to see.
Back in Bach
Ma is going to play Bach’s Preludes around the world, especially in places of conflict. He hopes to use this aspect of culture as a way to unify people and teach them how to think of culture as a solution.
I need every instrument you got!
Alan Gilbert conducts the BSO in Sibelius, Debussy, and Adams.
That’s no human!
This week’s episode “Human Is” explores the ideas of what makes us human.
‘You can’t write 3 distinct symphonies in C’ Mozart: ‘Hold my beer’
Conductor Blomstedt and the BSO employ Mozart to show that repetition is, in fact, beautiful.
The strange intersection of poetry and symphony
With a new term comes more exciting concerts! This week was a combined performance of selections from Mozart’s “Gran Partita” (Serenade No. 10 in B-flat for winds) and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14.
The customer’s always right
This is the second part of my episode-by-episode review and analysis of the new Channel 4 television show Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. This week’s episode was called “Autofac”, based on the short story of the same name.
Step aside, Shakespeare, Dame Christie’s here
While clear in retrospect, the conclusion was monstrously difficult to guess, even with evidence as given (not salty about being wrong at all…).
The subconscious of the Cold War era – revived
While not particularly true of its print counterpart, the modernizations provided an interesting, fresh interpretation of the 54-year-old story. The devil, here, was in the details.
La La Circus
While taking large artistic licences on the true story, the writers bring to life an emotionally engaging, visually stunning, and auditorily amazing performance...
MIT Productions Highlights (Dec. 1-3, 2017)
All performances were emotionally-invoking and pleasing to the ear, and as a result, I can only commend the amazing talent that walks our campus hallways.
A Hahn-ds down winning performance
Week 4: Ligeti’s “Romanian Concerto”, Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53, Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat, op. 38, “Spring”
The tide of expression flows for you
But as with real life, it doesn’t always end how you expect it to, sometimes in the form of a soloist giving a touching soliloquy, sometimes a triumphant explosion of sound, and sometimes, sad chords brought on another theme, but always flowing.
On walls, society, and humanity: the story of a people of no women born
This is a central question to the movie; what does it mean to be a ‘real’ human being? Is it to be of woman-born? Is it to be mortal? The film proposes interesting, if somewhat unsatisfying, resolutions to these, and a host of other problems.
The orchestra starts a dialogue with a piano
This was a performance to be reckoned with. The performers delivered all of the emotion and story-telling of an opera wordlessly, telling the history of a people with their instrumentation. While the piano concerto was dramatic and, for lack of a better term, very Beethoven-esque, it was blown out of the water by the majesty and conflict of “The Year 1905.”
Feel the Bern-stein
This was an astounding concert, really putting BSO’s best foot forward with contrasting styles, magnificent solos, and tremendous sound.