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.”
- A Face for Radio Video Series with Sarah LaDuke Thursday January 28, 2021 @ 6pm via Instagram live* https://www.instagram.com/wamcradio A virtual kick-off event for the festival, WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Sarah LaDuke will interview artists and faculty participating in this year’s Modfest as well as check in with the staff of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center during “Late Night at the Loeb.” LaDuke will give audiences a preview of what is to come and speak with the following:
- Indigenous Artist Panel during Late Night at the Loeb February 4, 2021 6pm via Zoom - https://vassar.zoom.us/j/98702880708 Moderated by interdisciplinary artist Storme Webber, several native artists will have a dialogue around the complicated relationship between land and art, land acknowledgements, and other current issues facing institutions and indigenous artists.
Jan 31 & Feb 15
With the support of New York Stage and Film, artists Brian Quijada and Nygel D. Robinson are releasing one track a month for a year. Starting their work at the beginning of the global pandemic, they have been creating and recording the score separately, their musical collaboration facilitated through technology. Having released six tracks over the past six months, they will now come together to record the seventh track live as part of MODFest and share their methods of collaboration and creation during this time.
- Honorary Adene and Richard Wilson Concert with the Attacca Quartet “Innovative Textures” February 6, 2021 7:00 PM ~ Q&A to follow Concert Link: https://music.vassar.edu/concerts/webcast/ Q&A Link: https://vassar.zoom.us/j/94039799487 Filmed at Poughkeepsie’s historic Bardavon Theater, the Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet will perform Three Song Suite by Flying Lotus, String Quartet No. 3 by Chris Rogerson, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Three Essays. The concert will be followed by a live Q&A during which the musicians will discuss the opportunities and challenges of being freelance artists during a global pandemic. This commission of Chris Rogerson’s String Quartet No. 3 has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.