Though the concert happened more than a month ago, I just discovered this interesting commentary on Icelandic band Sigur RÃ³s’ concert at my alma mater Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Calvin is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church and for me continues to exemplify the best example of what a thoughtful Christian education can be.
As part of a regular series, the school hosted a question and answer session with the band before the show, which you can listen to as an MP3 file. This unique approach allowed not only the audience to get to know the band, but the band to understand a little bit about the people for whom they were performing. What a great idea.
Also, it’s nice to see that I’m not the only person who raves about the feelings of transcendence that the band’s live performances inspire.
P.S. More love for Calvin: the Director of Student Activities, Kate Bowman Johnson, keeps a wonderully-titled blog called Evangelical Expatriate. And former student Ben Reed blogs thoughtfully and often hilariously about the evangelical subculture over at Christian Retail.