Multimedia Performance Promises ‘Something New’


Courtesy of Central Campus Music Department

The cast of ‘Remember Me’ will present a compilation of poems, music, and artwork created by Michael Gould.

The music department of San Jacinto College Central Campus is staging a multimedia lecture performance titled “Remember Me” on March 22 featuring a compilation of poems, music, and artwork created by Michael Gould.

“Dido’s Lament,” an aria from Henry Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas,” is the inspiration for the show’s title. According to Gould, he used sixteen poems written by Ken Mikolowski as source material to create content that explores “outmoded equipment, materials, and sound.” Ultimately, the show centers on the creator’s personal experiences with loss, sickness and subsequent recovery.

Central Campus music professor Mike Mizma said although the whole of the San Jac community would benefit from attending “Remember Me,” he largely hopes the performance will expose students of the creative arts to a “unique form of expression.”

“The arts and performances like these can provoke new ideas, promote creative thought, inspire our students to possibilities yet unforeseen,” he said.

Furthermore, Mizma credits attending a profoundly moving performance as a student with influencing his decision to pursue a career as a professional musician, and he wants this show to provide a similar experience to the students of San Jac.

“I wanted to bring in artists that can provide inspiration and demonstrate a completely unique way of collaborating, acting, writing, and composing,” he said.

However, although enhancing student growth is a central concern when inviting guest performers, Mizma is confident the broader College community will find the show thoroughly entertaining.  

“It is fresh, insightful, creative, thought-provoking, whimsical, serious,” he said. “I guarantee that anyone that comes to this event will experience something completely new.”

The performance of ‘Remember Me’ will take place at 7 p.m. on March 22 in Corbin Hall of the Monte Blue Music Building (C5) on the Central Campus. There is no charge for admission.