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On the Record with Matthew Rarey, African Art Scholar

On the Record with Matthew Rarey, African Art Scholar

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Assistant Professor of the Arts of Africa of the black Atlantic Matthew Rarey joined Oberlin’s art history department in fall 2015 and has since made strides toward building a comprehensive African art history curriculum for students. The first professor in his position at Oberlin, his background r... Read more »

Music Activism Makes Waves at Oberlin, Beyond

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Since the founding of Oberlin Conservatory in 1865, music has been one of the Oberlin community’s most powerful attributes. Now, with sociopolitical tensions from Standing Rock, ND, to the White House coming to a head, music stands to join both faculty-led and student organized conversations and movements... Read more »

Seven Poets to Vie for Coveted CUPSI Spots

Seven Poets to Vie for Coveted CUPSI Spots

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories

OSLAM will hold its annual Grand Slam in the Cat in the Cream Saturday at 8 p.m., showcasing an art form steeped in resistance and empowerment to conclude what has been an emotionally and politically fraught semester for many. Poetry slams are the competitive art of performed poetry, putting dual focus on... Read more »

Professor Duo Bows Brahms, Shares Bows

Professor Duo Bows Brahms, Shares Bows

Eilish Spear, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The Oberlin Orchestra will take the stage in Finney Chapel to perform its final concert of the semester tonight at 8 p.m. With a program featuring selections from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet, as well as Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, which features Conservator... Read more »

Community Gathers For Feve Meal Dedicated to Nepali Support

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features

Patrons enjoy Nepali food on the first floor of the Feve as part of a fundraiser led by Students United for Nepal. Participants enjoyed Nepali music and meals Tuesday from 9–11 p.m. in an effort to raise money to build classrooms in Nepal. A portion of each guest’s bill was donated to Nepal’s ... Read more »

OMTA’s Spring Awakening Ethereal, Relevant

Brendan Eprile, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Theater & Film

The Oberlin College Theater Department presented a stunning and poignant rendition of Spring Awakening over the weekend. The musical is an exploration of the emotional turmoil of teenage sexuality, love and angst. Despite its late 19th-century setting, several of the themes it addresses — such as abortion... Read more »

New Pokémon “Sun”, “Moon” Evoke Nostalgia with Improved Gameplay, Setting

Avi Vogel, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

There’s something about video games that ties gamers to their childhood. Although games are constantly evolving to keep up with the times, there are some with a rare ability to harken back to their predecessors. For many, the Pokémon series sits on a pedestal of nostalgia; an old go-to that exemp... Read more »

Beder’s “Composed” Sheds Light on Stage Fright

Beder’s “Composed” Sheds Light on Stage Fright

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Composed, a new documentary by John Beder, features interviews with professional musicians exploring their experiences with being affected by and coping with performance anxiety. The film had a screening at the Apollo Theatre on Wednesday night, followed by a panel discussion with Beder and Conservato... Read more »

Student Composers Tap Into Myriad Inspirations

Ivan Aidun
December 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Emotions ran high at the Student Composers Concert in Stull Recital Hall Tuesday night. 12 Composition and TIMARA students presented original pieces that ran the gamut of sound and structure. Traditional pairings like piano and voice and cello duets were juxtaposed in unconventional arrangements such as massi... Read more »

Miranda’s Score Elevates Moana to Excellence

Miranda’s Score Elevates Moana to Excellence

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Decades ago, Walt Disney Animation Studios perfected the art of fantasy. The studio has always endeavored to craft worlds that the viewer aches to live in; the timeless, dreamlike quality of its tales of princesses and castles has given them the power to endure. Looking back, though, it’s hard to recon... Read more »

Oberlin’s Early Music Ensemble Revels in Tradition

Eilish Spear, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Oberlin’s Collegium Musicum has a history of bringing medieval, Renaissance and early baroque music to the Oberlin community and has developed an impressive following. The group will perform its holiday concert tonight and tomorrow night in Fairchild Chapel at 8 p.m., featuring tradition liturgical wo... Read more »

On the Record with Sage Lewis, Composer

On the Record with Sage Lewis, Composer

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

A multimedia composer from Minneapolis specializing in film, Sage Lewis, OC ’04, graduated with a BA in Music Composition before completing his studies at California Institute of the Arts with an MFA. Though based in Los Angeles, his work has been screened at festivals diverse as Cannes, the Havana Film ... Read more »

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