CAAD is an experimental laboratory for trying out new models of research, pedagogy, and practice, that foreground critical making and doing as complementary activities to critical thinking. CAAD programming is loosely organized around the senses, with 2014-15’s theme of “Vision,” 2015-16’s theme of “Sound,” and 2016-17’s theme of “Touch.”
Jan 31- Feb 10
- Screening of Baby DriverA talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. With introduction by Vassar Assistant Professor, Tahirih Motazedian. The Rosenwald Film Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film
Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN)
Innovative hip-hop orchestra, Ensemble Mik Nawooj) is led by classically trained composer/pianist, JooWan Kim, with MCs/ lyricists Do D.A.T. and Sandman, with soprano, winds, strings, funky drums, and piano. Described as rigorous, nuanced, and accessible, EMN injects classical compositional techniques into hip-hop favorites and original music.
- Cabaret “In Motion” PicturesStudents from the Music Department perform songs from the golden age of the silver screen. David Alpher, piano and Jennie Litt, director. Skinner Hall of Music