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Vagabon’s album “Infinite Worlds”

Vagabon’s album “Infinite Worlds”

Addressing the complications of communityBy Kirsten Kosik | Contributor Vagabon’s debut album “Infinite Worlds” is the auditory embodiment of community living. The product: a tumultuous, sometimes perceptively quiet, other times uncomfortably noisy, sound.     Vagabon, the indie rock project of Cameroon-born Laetitia Tamko, adopted the role of the quiet observer of […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Seniors, Alex Berends and Karissa Moss (Photograph by Abigail Roberts)

Join Taylor’s 2017 music ensembles

Inclusivity, excellence, worship and service through music, if that is where your heart is, you’ll find a real place in one of the many Taylor ensembles.By Abigail Roberts | Echo 1. Choral and Sounds Watch more here. Director: JoAnn Rediger Professor of Music & Director of Chorale Ensembles Theme: Speaking for […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
President Paul Lowell Haines, the 31st president of Taylor, has more on his plate than some may realize, but hopes to make more time for playing music (photo by Justin Chapman).

The rockstar president

A snapshot of President Lowell Haines’ dayBy Justin Chapman | Echo Early mornings are President Lowell Haines’ friend—5:30 a.m. to be exact. Mornings hold the few moments of calmness before a packed day. Recently, Haines hasn’t had time for nutritious breakfasts. This may be because he has completed his first […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
Paul’s Picks

Paul’s Picks

Jay Som — “Everybody Works”By Paul Jacobson | Contributor  As I inch closer and closer to graduating and entering the real world, I’ve been experiencing the existential dread and angst that all early twenty-somethings go through at this point in their lives. Meilna Duterte, who writes and performs under the […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Davis is currently working with his favorite decade, the ’60s, in the film “Fall of ’69.” (Photograph provided by Andrew Paul Davis)

Future in film and music

Taylor filmmaker and musician embraces liberal artsBy Laura Koenig | Echo Studying the past in Professor of History Steve Messer’s History of the U.S. Since 1877. Learning Chinese in a class with only four people. Engaging with Russian history, politics and philosophy while acting in “The Cherry Orchard.” Senior Andrew […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Paul’s Picks

Paul’s Picks

Paul Jacobson reviews David Bazan’s “Care”Paul Jacobson | Contributor  If there’s one thing I appreciate in a musician, it’s honest songwriting. David Bazan is an honest songwriter; he’s one of the most honest songwriters I can think of. Bazan is an interesting character: once an outspoken Christian writing songs about […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
According to Nelson Rediger, regional director of development, the carillon can play up to 1,000 different songs (photo by Halie Owens).

Chimes and times

Carillon features will be added this springBy Annabelle Blair | Echo The Rice Bell Tower will soon have the ability to project more than music due to a donation of electronic carillon by Dr. Paul Gentile (’52) of Fort Wayne. The carillon, a set of bells in the tower, are […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Senior Paul Jacobson shares his recommendations  in Paul's Picks. (Provided by Paul Jacobson)

Paul’s Picks

My Top 5 albums of 2016By Paul Jacobson | Contributor   5. “Preoccupations”– Preoccupations Preoccupations follows up their fantastic 2015 release with another very strong album. The band continues to dole out tight, well-written post-punk tunes. Though the album does falter a bit in the middle with the shorter songs “Sense” […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph provided by Need some help studying? Try listening to these classical melodies.

Focused study sessions

Taylor’s music department gives study music suggestions By JoAnn Rediger | Faculty Contributor “Research supports the idea that listening to classical music while studying can enhance learning and concentration. Film scores are also an excellent source of music to listen to while studying. Thank you to the 9 a.m. Art […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Graphic by Becca Eis) “All I want for Christmas is . . . ” more Christmas music, actually!

A rockin’ Christmas

Deck the halls to the melodies of these festive Christmas albums By Kelsea Denney | Contributor Whether you were blasting Mariah Carey in October or are just now looking forward to the Christmas season since Thanksgiving has passed, these 2016 Christmas albums will help jump start your holiday spirit. “Merry Christmas” […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment