The Mash: A Collage of Response

At the start of every school year at Wesleyan University, the community comes together for a music festival dubbed The MASH. This year, the festival included not only the music of student bands but also interactions between artists of other art forms such as poets and visual artists. As the official media sponsor, the Reverberations team ran the Olin Stage of the festival and provided notebooks for people to respond live to the music that they were hearing. Please enjoy this collage of response and thank you to everyone who shared such emotion and engaging responses. Be sure to also check out some of the interviews we did with some of the the incredible musicians in our Dialogue Section. I was left with an overwhelming optimism in art's ability to bring people together–to create community. –Sage Marshall.