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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 »

On the Record with Kazim Ali, Associate Professor

On the Record with Kazim Ali, Associate Professor

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
November 18, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Oberlin’s own Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature Kazim Ali’s new book Uncle Sharif ’s Life in Music made its official release Tuesday. A poet, novelist, essayist and translator, Ali’s writing has appeared in prestigious publications such as The American Poetry ... Read more »

On the Record with Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance

On the Record with Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Ben Sinclair, OC ’06, co-created the hit web and television series High Maintenance with spouse Katja Blichfeld. The show revolves around the experiences of New Yorkers connected by their shared transactions with a pot dealer known as The Guy. Meant to tell subtle truths about the human experience whi... Read more »

On the Record with Artist Christi Birchfield

On the Record with Artist Christi Birchfield

Interview by Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

This past Wednesday, 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship award-winning artist Christi Birchfield visited Oberlin for a talk about her work as a multimedia artist with a passion for printmaking. Having received her BFA in printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in visual art at Columbia ... Read more »

On the Record with Peter Coviello

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
October 7, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

A professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Peter Coviello specializes in 19th-century American literature and queer studies and formerly served as Chair of the departments of English, Africana Studies and Gay and Lesbian Studies at Bowdoin College. Coviello recently penned Tomorrow... Read more »

On the Record with Jennifer Torrence

Eilish Spear, Staff Writer
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Percussionist Jennifer Torrence, OC ’09, is a solo and collaborative performer based in Oslo, Norway, where she is a research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Torrence specializes in contemporary percussion writing and performance, and her recent projects include writing evening-length solo productions... Read more »

On the Record with Sullivan Fortner

On the Record with Sullivan Fortner

Eilish Spear
September 16, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Jazz pianist Sullivan Fortner Jr., OC ’08, returned to Oberlin this week to perform a concert with his trio Monday night and give a master class to conservatory students Tuesday afternoon. Fortner began studying music at the age of 4 and started performing in churches across his hometown of New Orleans. ... Read more »

On the Record with Kirsten Docter, Violist

On the Record with Kirsten Docter, Violist

Eilish Spear
September 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Kirsten Docter, a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory herself, is joining the faculty this year as a professor of Viola and Chamber Music. Docter has won awards at both the Primrose International and American String Teachers Association Viola Competitions, and has served on the juries of the Primrose Int... Read more »

On the Record: Jennifer Hoock, OC ’83, Cat in the Cream Founder

On the Record: Jennifer Hoock, OC ’83, Cat in the Cream Founder

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Jennifer Hoock, OC ’83, aided in the re-establishment of the Cat in the Cream with roommates Charissa Smith, OC ’82, and Cheryl Serrone, OC ’83. She graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine and earned her MPH at the University of Washington. In addition to being associate director at ... Read more »

On the Record with Ana Garcia, Breakdancer

Kiana Mickles
April 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, On the Record

Ana “Rokafella” Garcia is a B-girl who fell in love with breakdancing in the 1990s and danced with hip-hop crews such as the Transformers, the Breeze Team and the New York Float Committee. She co-founded Full Circle Productions with her husband and fellow breaker Kwikstep, where they teach young dan... Read more »

On the Record with Rachel Katz, Electronic Musician

On the Record with Rachel Katz, Electronic Musician

Victoria Albacete, Production Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Rachel Katz, who makes music as Xuan Rong, is a junior Computer Science major from New York who released her second EP, Bushka, in March. Her first album, Myria, was released in May 2015. She has performed live at Sidewalk Café and Pianos in New York City. The Review sat down with Katz to discuss the ... Read more »

On the Record with Tania Bruguera, activist and artist

On the Record with Tania Bruguera, activist and artist

Jake Frankenfield
April 1, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Tania Bruguera is a political activist and performance artist hailing from Cuba. Her latest project, #YoTambienExijo (“I Also Demand”), involved the placement of a microphone in the middle of Revolution Square in Havana. The project, which is intended to give any interested person one minute of un... Read more »

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