MiddletownRemix Draws Wesleyan, Local Community to Festival of Art and Sound

The Wesleyan and local community participated in “MiddletownRemix: Hear More, See More,” a festival of art and sound, on May 11 in downtown Middletown. After a year of exploring, sharing, and remixing the sounds of Middletown on the MiddletownRemix website, event attendees celebrated the city’s acoustic identity at the festival, which featured four commissioned world premieres, three live DJ sets, two art/sound installations, a laptop orchestra, food trucks, graffiti art, a gallery walk and a flash mob.

“MiddletownRemix” was presented by Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts and Green Street Arts Center and made possible with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Middletown Commission on the Arts; and in partnership with the City of Middletown, Middletown Public Schools, WESU 88.1FM, Community Health Center of Middletown, It’s Only Natural Market, MAC 650 Gallery, Middletown Framing, North End Action Team, NoRA Cupcake Company, The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center, and the Middletown Relations Committee of the Wesleyan Student Association. The festival is part of the year-long campus and community-wide exploration “Music and Public Life.” (Photos by Nick Lacy)

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For more information see the Creative Campus website.

Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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