A woman sings into a microphone amid a group of musicians.
Pamela Z performs at the CAST Marathon Concert, MIT, 2013. Credit: L. Barry Hetherington.

CAST Marathon Concert

It was likely the first time Senegalese sabar drums, a cello, a didgeridoo, an accordion, a piano and panpipes made from test tubes all occupied one stage together. A follow-up to 2011’s FAST Forward Marathon concert, the concert celebrated the convergence of art and technology — from simple percussive acts to the most sophisticated gestural controls — and showcased the many creative tools and techniques used by artists from MIT and beyond.