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Monday, October 20, 2014
"Jiha Moon: Paintings & Prints," Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Circumpliance: The Decomposition of the Piano, Montgomery Music Building Courtyard

Circumpliance: The Decomposition of the Piano


A Collaborative Art and Sound Installation

Created by Peter B. Kay and Kris Neely with Lynn Rhodes

Montgomery Music Building Courtyard, Wofford College

May 2014 – October 2014


Opening Reception:  Monday, May 12, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Featured Artist Talk at 6:00pm with Dr. Peter B. Kay in Montgomery 119.


During the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Peter B. Kay served as an Artist-In-Residence at Wofford College. In collaboration with Kris Neely, Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Studio Art, Dr. Kay was asked to develop an installation that would alter the experience of a specific space using sound.  After exploring several sites and many concepts, Dr. Kay has created an original music composition entitled “Circumpliance.” Together with Wofford students and members of the community, Kay and Neely created sculptural elements using pieces of three decommissioned pianos. The pianos had been previously destined for a local landfill as they could no longer be tuned properly.


The sculpted piano parts and the 88 electronic music tracks of “Circumpliance” will shape the experience of the Montgomery Music Building Courtyard until October of 2014. Visiting the installation is free and open to the public. The installation is designed to be different each time a person visits. The music is engineered to evolve as the tracks are played in an interlaced randomized sequence over 6 months. Sometimes the listener may experience harmonies, at other times dissonance. The unprotected sculptural elements will be left exposed to the natural elements, weathering and decomposing as the installation progresses.


For more information, please contact Professor Kris Neely at neelykm@wofford.edu or (864) 597- 4609.

Expressions of Piety and Devotion: Photographs from Buddhist Cave Sites in India, Slide Room Gallery (Daniel 221)
Buddhist caves in India have been the focus of religious devotion for millennia.  Interestingly, the Buddhist presence at these sites has waned, leading to other religious groups, such as Hindus, to reuse and repurpose sacred spaces.  This exhibition of photographs documents the piety of ancient Buddhists through the caves, sculptures, and paintings they created, while also addressing more recent developments of Hindu appropriation and the contemporary resurgence of Buddhist devotion at these fascinating sites.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Study Abroad Orientation (Nuts & Bolts), Olin 101

For students studying abroad in the spring of 2015, this is one of two orientation sessions offered on the logistical preparations for study abroad – banking, packing, etc. 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tae Kwon Do, Richardson Dance Studio
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Zumba Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
5:30 PM
Mid-term grades due at 5:30 p.m.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Greek 101, McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building

Have questions about Historically African American Sororities and Fraternities at Wofford College? Come learn about the divine nine organizations  and their current status at Wofford October 20, 2014.


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Campus Union Meeting, Olin 101
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Documentary screening on Resistance in the GRD "We wanted to do something", Olin 101

This fall we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall and stories of resistance. The German program has invited Dr. Iris Bork-Goldfield from Wesleyan University to give a short lecture before we screen her documentary on resistance in the GDR. 

Her documentary Wir Wollten Was Tun – We Wanted To Do Something is the story of her father and his friends who, in 1949-53, secretly wrote and distributed leaflets and other materials against the repressive Communist regime in the GDR. Several of his friends were imprisoned; eight of them were tried by a Soviet military tribunal in 1951, and executed a year later. The documentary is in German with English subtitles (about 60 minutes).

There will be reception in the Olin lobby at 6.30pm and the event begins at 7pm. There will be a Q&A after the documentary.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wofford Outdoors: Meeting, RMSC, Room 122

Join Wofford Outdoors on Monday 10/20 at 8:00 pm in the Pit (Room 122) in the Milliken Science Center to meet Marina Fleming from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and learn more about the NOLS experience. Since its founding 1965, NOLS has provided more than 221,000 students with an education in outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics in the world’s most spectacular and wild classrooms. NOLS offers courses in backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, sea kayaking, sailing, canoeing, skiing, snowboarding, horsepacking, and wilderness medicine that range from nine days to an academic year. Each year, NOLS provides $1.5 million in scholarship assistance to its students.