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.”
- Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme “reflect to project” looks backward to move forward. Explore the arts through the Grammy award nominated vocal ensemble, New York Polyphony, Jeff Snyder’s Laptop orchestra, Tony award winning actress, Celia Keenan-Bolger, members of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and spectacular faculty and students in stunning performances and lectures.
- Reflect: An Artist’s Life, Onstage and Off featuring Tony Award winner Celia Keenan-Bolger sharing stories about Broadway, acting, and art. This event is sponsored by The Capotorto-Mulas Family Lecture Fund. The Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film Reservations required, email: email@example.com or (845) 437-5599
Princeton professors Dan Trueman and Perry Cook lead a project in which students create computer-based instruments that are integrated into conventional music-making contexts. Join current director, Jeff Snyder for two Modfest events on February 5th and 6th as part of a collaboration between Modfest and THinCs (The Humanities in Cognitive Science).
- Thursday, February 6 at 6:00pm: Build, Destroy, Build: Spontaneous Creation of Structure. Jeff Snyder, composer, improviser and instrument-designer, who also directs the Princeton's Laptop Orchestra, PLOrk, will give a lecture and performance about his interdisciplinary research and practice. A collaboration between Modfest and THinCs (The Humanities in Cognitive Science). Skinner Music Hall