Patch asked the group questions about “method sampling,” EMN’s unique artistic process in which they borrow principles of hip-hop and classical genres, as well as unrelated artistic fields, and then reframe them into a novel creation. They illustrated this concept by delineating their deconstruction of the Wu-Tang Clan track “Shame on a N****,” in which they blended the song’s trademark beats and lyricism with classical compositional techniques.
Perhaps one of the coolest performances slated for this year’s lineup is Ensemble Mik Nawooj, the multitalented medley of classically trained performers who specialize in everything from composition and lyrics to drums, piano, and strings. - Hudson Valley Magazine
Vassar’s modern serious music festival Modfest serves up nearly two weeks of thematically connected music, lectures, films and more in venues around the Vassar campus and – for the first time this year – off-campus as well. Full article here
EMN’S performance at the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn underscores the “In Motion” theme of this year’s Modfest, as this showcase represents the first time a Modfest event will not be held on the Vassar campus.