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Stanford Mohr Visiting Artist Majel Connery reimagines the string quartet

A team of visiting artists teach the theatricality of musical performance.

What happens when you imagine the string quartet as a theatrical genre? How can the inherent showmanship of the four musicians expand to interact with voice, acting and operatic performance? These are the questions Mohr Visiting Artist Majel Connery examined in her winter class, Theatricality and the String Quartet, with help from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer…

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Robert Henke, 2013 Mohr Visiting Artist

At Stanford: Spring Quarter 2013 Hosted at Stanford by: Department of Music The Stanford University Department of Music is pleased to host Berlin based artist Robert Henke during the spring 2013 term as the second Mohr Visiting Artist. Henke’s residency is part of the Mohr Visiting Artist Program, administered by the Stanford Arts Institute, which brings acclaimed and…

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Stanford visiting artist Ellen Lake creates a cultural paradox across decades

The artist returns to obsolete technologies as a way to slow down time and reflect on both the past and the current media landscape.

Ellen Lake discovered a golden age of 16mm film. For a brief period the diacetate Kodachrome film used between 1939 and 1942 produced lush color and appears today perfectly preserved, as opposed to triacetate film that came into popular use in the mid-1940s and did not hold up nearly as well. Lake, a visiting artist at…

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