Join us for the first Stanford concert of Glass Wave, the “cerebral rock” band that recasts stories from great works of Western literature into mournful ballads and visceral power rock. Taking their inspiration (and their lyrics) from Homer, Shakespeare, Melville, and Nabokov, the band “seeks to transport the fallen household gods of literature to the terra nova of rock music” in the words of their lead guitarist. In the process, they have created a compelling hybrid that will astonish and charm all lovers of literature, music, culture, and creative experimentation. What better way to welcome in the Halloween weekend?
Glass Wave band members include Robert Harrison (lead guitar and Stanford professor of Italian literature), Dan Edelstein (guitar, keyboard, backup vocals, and Stanford professor of French literature), Christy Wampole (lead vocals and PhD candidate in French and Italian literature at Stanford), Thomas Harrison (bass and professor of Italian literature at UCLA) and Colin Camarillo (drummer and Bay Area filmmaker). Their first CD was recorded at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) by sound engineer Jay Kadis. During the concert, the band will play tracks from their CD and talk about the vision and aspirations behind their project.
This program is sponsored by the Stanford Department of French and Italian, the Stanford Humanities Center, and Stanford Continuing Studies.
Friday, October 29
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education
FREE; no registration is required
Open to the public
Admission InfoFree and Open to public.