Noah Fishman

Intersections Critic

April 8, 2014

Music — Gorilla Gorilla EP

I’m listening to the third track from Gorilla Gorilla’s eponymous EP when the chorus hits me with surprising force. Not because of anything musically jarring — in fact, the raw, breathy melody from the band’s singer and guitarist Molly Bolten is absolutely stunning. I’m suddenly struck by the … Read More

February 27, 2014

Jazz Summit showcases student compositions

The musical genre of jazz embodies so many of the things that constitute a college environment. Jazz music draws from a deep tradition, while at the same time prompting innovation by recontextualizing certain intellectual and theoretical structures. At its core, jazz is social — relying on group dynamics and teamwork. It demands … Read More

January 10, 2014

Terrace Preview – Ben Allison Band

At first listen, Ben Allison’s beautiful music is challenging to define. Reviews of his band’s latest release, The Stars Look Very Different Today, clamor to pinpoint the essence of his sound. JazzTimes calls his compositions a mix of “folklorish” and “compelling post-rock,” while The Huffington Post suggests … Read More

October 2, 2013

Terrace Preview – Vulfpeck

Vulfpeck knows all about groove. When they perform, heads start to bob, feet start stomping on their own. The listener gets lost in the repetition, pulled into the pulse. It’s a certain kind of energy that’s difficult to define yet impossible to ignore, and it’s precisely the kind of energy… … Read More