The Headbanger's Crypt Company of PIFAS
at the institute
specific and personal music
Yellow Crystal Star
and Suicide Magnets
A songwriter showcase consisting of:
Uke of Spaces Corners (Dan Beckman)
Budenzauber, with Jana Kresil, our resident on loan from Kassel, Germany.
Media discussion of the financial crisis has been dominated by narrow finger pointing or generalized doomsaying. In his presentation, Adam will outline the so-called "shadow financial system" and the alphabet soup of financial instruments that tie it together. By the end, we will understand how rising default rates in an obscure part of the mortgage market could spread throughout the financial system, bringing the system overall first to a halt and then to collapse. Along the way, we will address such interconnected topics as securitization and derivatives, risk vs. uncertainty, liquidity vs. solvency, leverage and capital valuation, de-regulation and the global savings glut-- all in terms you can explain to your grandmother. There will be no numbers or math involved at all.
Finally, we will be able to understand the range of policy options already exercised and being considered, and how these technical problems manifest and disguise the real politics of winners vs. losers, Wall St. vs. Main Street. Time permitting, we will also address the larger macroeconomic imbalances in the advanced capitalist world system that have been growing since 1972, which provided the preconditions for the current crisis, and analogies with Japan's Lost Decade, the Scandinavian crash, and the Great Depression.
There will be no numbers and no math involved in this presentation
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Two Games are being tested and perfected on this occasion: a packing game and a music-theory game.
The packing game will consist of the competitive, clever packing of rigid objects into a measured space. The music-theory will be the competitive learning of scales, chords, and intervals.
This aside, there will be time for milling about and screwing around
Free and Open to the Public.
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Life drawing at the Institute is an investigation into the subject of the still-life, one of the most commonly employed genres throughout history. From the Egyptians to the Old European Masters and beyond, still-life painting has served many societal functions, whether equipping the dead with possessions needed in the afterlife, or symbolically communicating didactic messages. Please join us to discover the implications of this ancient tradition when applied to our contemporary landscape. Hosted by faculty members April Glaser and Hilary Price
Come prepared to draw.
Mincemeat or 10 Speed ( Davy)
Dick Neff (Lance of the Back Basement)
Max Noi Mach (Fransicso)
EMBARKER (Michael Barker)
Noise Nomads (westernn massss)
Pak (westt mass
George Myers (Western Mass)
Russian Tsarlag (prom)
please donate for bands on tour
In the front basement.
To follow: a brief lecture on comparative linguistics and comparative BBQ
Afterwards, there will be a musical broadcast of two bands:
BIRDNAMES: from Chicago.
"I wouldn't have been surprised to learn that it was recorded in a men's room stall at the United Center . . . [O]ne of the brightest products of Chicago's art-damage scene in some time" -- Chicago Reader
As well as Philly's constant hitmakers:
Tents. Teepees. Campfire. Story. Song. Sleeping Bags. Maybe some nightsky astronomy.
Begins around 10:00PM.