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    Mountain Man to Give Commencement Address at Bennington College
    Shervin Lainez

    The three members of Mountain Man—Molly Erin Sarlé, Amelia Meath, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, all Bennington College alums—will address the class of 2019 at their alma mater's 84th commencement dinner on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 7pm on Commons Lawn. The event will be livestreamed below via Bennington's YouTube channel.

    "At the heart of the Bennington experience is collaboration—the creative discovery that occurs when our varied experiences and intellectual pursuits collide to create something entirely new," says Bennington College President Mariko Silver. "Mountain Man was born on the Bennington campus in this very way, when three talented musicians saw the potential for their shared passions. We are honored to celebrate the class of 2019 with their return."

    "Bennington equipped each of us with the tools necessary to translate vision into reality," says Sauser-Monnig. "When institutional guardrails are gone, the collaborative bonds you form with similarly interested people become the new touchstones of the creative work of living, and ideally support and inspire you in that iterative process. We're looking forward to being present in sending off another class of Bennington students with a conversation on the nature of collaboration."

    Sarlé, Meath and Sauser-Monnig formed Mountain Man while attending Bennington College and released their debut album Made in the Harbor soon after. After taking time to forge artistic paths on their own, Mountain Man reunited in 2018 to release their sophomore album, Magic Ship. "Though Mountain Man’s radiant harmonies are as pretty as they come," says Pitchfork, "there’s ... considerable weight to the shiny package." To pick up a copy of Magic Ship, head to the Nonesuch Store, where bundle options include an exclusive tote bag.

    Mountain Man kicks off the spring leg of its Magic Ship tour with a sold-out show at Creative Alliance in Baltimore on May 29. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Mountain Man to Give Commencement Address at Bennington College

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The three members of Mountain Man—Molly Erin Sarlé, Amelia Meath, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, all Bennington College alums—will give their alma mater's commencement address on May 31; the event will be livestreamed. "Bennington equipped each of us with the tools necessary to translate vision into reality," says Sauser-Monnig. "When institutional guardrails are gone, the collaborative bonds you form with similarly interested people become the new touchstones of the creative work of living, and ideally support and inspire you in that iterative process. We're looking forward to being present in sending off another class of Bennington students with a conversation on the nature of collaboration."

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The three members of Mountain Man—Molly Erin Sarlé, Amelia Meath, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, all Bennington College alums—will address the class of 2019 at their alma mater's 84th commencement dinner on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 7pm on Commons Lawn. The event will be livestreamed below via Bennington's YouTube channel.

"At the heart of the Bennington experience is collaboration—the creative discovery that occurs when our varied experiences and intellectual pursuits collide to create something entirely new," says Bennington College President Mariko Silver. "Mountain Man was born on the Bennington campus in this very way, when three talented musicians saw the potential for their shared passions. We are honored to celebrate the class of 2019 with their return."

"Bennington equipped each of us with the tools necessary to translate vision into reality," says Sauser-Monnig. "When institutional guardrails are gone, the collaborative bonds you form with similarly interested people become the new touchstones of the creative work of living, and ideally support and inspire you in that iterative process. We're looking forward to being present in sending off another class of Bennington students with a conversation on the nature of collaboration."

Sarlé, Meath and Sauser-Monnig formed Mountain Man while attending Bennington College and released their debut album Made in the Harbor soon after. After taking time to forge artistic paths on their own, Mountain Man reunited in 2018 to release their sophomore album, Magic Ship. "Though Mountain Man’s radiant harmonies are as pretty as they come," says Pitchfork, "there’s ... considerable weight to the shiny package." To pick up a copy of Magic Ship, head to the Nonesuch Store, where bundle options include an exclusive tote bag.

Mountain Man kicks off the spring leg of its Magic Ship tour with a sold-out show at Creative Alliance in Baltimore on May 29. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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