By Jenny Edengard
“Pink Freud,” a two-hour music concert, held in the End Zone in Hillwood Commons on Feb. 18, attracted a large crowd of students. This is the first time this event has been held, and was a collaborative effort between the Music Industry club, and the Psychology club.
Salvatore Ciulla, a sophomore Arts Management major with a concentration in music, formed the Music Industry club on campus in Dec. 2014. “The club’s goal is to raise money and awareness [for] artists, and to give a platform to under-promoted artists at Post,” Ciulla said. The goal for the collaboration was to “raise awareness [for] our clubs, and to show that we exist. The event had an amazing turn out,” he said.
The Psychology club is a philanthropic club, whose goal is to raise money and awareness for the psychology community by hosting events on campus. Jessica Kozakowski, the President, and Emily Smith, Vice President, met with Ciulla to plan this event. Emily Smith, the Vice President of the Psychology club, explained how the idea came about. “I met Salvatore in January this year during the leadership retreat. He told me about his new club, and we decided to collaborate to showcase [Pink Freud],” Smith said.
Daniel DeMarco, a junior Biology major, also met Ciulla and Smith at the retreat, and planned the event with them. DeMarco was joined by his two friends Ivan Poveda and Tyler Murphy, who do not study at Post, as the night’s musical act. The trio played acoustic/electric guitar and sang at the concert. They performed covers, such as a mash up of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”, Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA,” and The Black Eyed Peas’ “Where Is The Love.” DeMarco said they all had a lot of fun with the Black Eyed Peas hit. “It really came together well.” DeMarco, Poveda, and Murphy have played music together since Dec. 2013. “We are passionate about music and write songs together, talk music, encourage one another, and share great pleasure of getting to perform with each other.” DeMarco said. “I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to perform and work with talented individuals bursting with creative energy.”
DeMarco found his passion for music when his parents introduced him to bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin. It fueled his desire to create music. “It’s an incredible feeling being able to write a song for yourself, and to have other people [relate] to it. I think it’s even more rewarding when individuals can see and feel the emotions that go into a musical performance,” he said.
The trio can be seen at open mic nights at coffee and tea lounges in Huntington and Wantagh. They have also planned another collaboration with
Ciulla and Smith for a second Pink Freud concert, which will be held in April.