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On the Record with Francesca Blanchard, Singer-Songwriter

On the Record with Francesca Blanchard, Singer-Songwriter

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

French singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard has received praise from a number of publications, including Seven Days, for her signature brand of acoustic folk music, which incorporates influences of jazz and rock ’n’ roll. Fresh off her most recent LP, deux visions, released last October, Blancha... Read more »

On the Record with Maria Miranda, Artist and Activist

On the Record with Maria Miranda, Artist and Activist

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Maria Miranda, a reproductive health activist from Cleveland, serves on the NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio board, works at an online reproductive health-oriented publication called RH Reality Check and has worked with other social justice organizations including Greater Cleveland Community Shares and Preterm. She... Read more »

On the Record with Kyle James Hauser, Singer-Songwriter

On the Record with Kyle James Hauser, Singer-Songwriter

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
November 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Kyle James Hauser is a singer-songwriter, banjoist and guitarist currently based in Louisville, KY. Hauser studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music and has performed at such notable events as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, CMJ Festival in New York and the Toronto International Film Festival. Hau... Read more »

On the Record with Jessica Hopper, Music Critic and Author

On the Record with Jessica Hopper, Music Critic and Author

Isabel Klein and Sophie Kemp
November 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Jessica Hopper is a senior editor at Pitchfork, a featured writer in Best Music Writing 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2011 and a writer at the online magazine Rookie. She inspired music fans at the Cat in the Cream on Thursday, Nov. 5 with a talk on her book, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Fe... Read more »

On the Record with Jon Fine, OC ’89, Guitarist and Author

On the Record with Jon Fine, OC ’89, Guitarist and Author

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
November 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record, Recent Stories

Jon Fine, OC ’89, released his memoir, Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear) last May to rave reviews. The book explores the rise and fall of the boundarypushing, genre-defining indie rock scene he helped establish during his time with bands like D... Read more »

On the Record with Peter Swendsen, assistant professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts

On the Record with Peter Swendsen, assistant professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts

Mary Fischer, Interviewer
October 9, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Peter Swendsen joined Oberlin’s TIMARA faculty in 2007 as assistant professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts. Last year he released an album titled Allusions to Seasons and Weather, in which he captured his experiences in Norway almost 10 years ago. Currently serving as the chair of the TIMARA d... Read more »

On the Record with Jinjoo Cho, new teacher of Violin

On the Record with Jinjoo Cho, new teacher of Violin

Mary Fischer
September 4, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Jinjoo Cho, a violinist from Seoul, South Korea, is joining the Oberlin Conservatory faculty this fall. At age 26, she was the winner of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis after previous successes at the Aspen Music Festival and the Alice Schoenfeld International String Competition. She... Read more »

On the Record with Steve Coleman, saxophonist and composer

On the Record with Steve Coleman, saxophonist and composer

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Recent Stories

Steve Coleman is a saxophonist, composer and bandleader from Chicago’s South Side. Coleman’s complex style, which emphasizes polyrhythmic meter and unorthodox tonalities, falls outside the realm of categorization. The Review spoke to Coleman on the phone just before his show at the ’Sco Tuesday nigh... Read more »

On the Record with Tom Knific, Jazz Bassist

On the Record with Tom Knific, Jazz Bassist

Jake Frankenfield
April 24, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Tom Knific is a bassist, composer and professor of double bass and jazz guitar at Western Michigan University. His four albums, Home Bass, Siena, Lines of Influence and The Muse, have all received critical acclaim. Knific visited Oberlin last week to teach a masterclass and perform alongside the Perform... Read more »

On the Record with Claire Chase, MacArthur Fellow

On the Record with Claire Chase, MacArthur Fellow

Jake Frankenfield
April 10, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Claire Chase, OC ’01, is a world-renowned contemporary flautist. The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal have described her as “the young star of the modern flute” and “a rare combination of grace and guts”, respectively. She is a MacArthur Fellow and a cofounder of the International Con... Read more »

On the Record with Andy Statman, Mandolinist and Clarinetist

On the Record with Andy Statman, Mandolinist and Clarinetist

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Andy Statman, a highly praised mandolinist and clarinetist who hails from New York City, works with a variety of musical genres, including American folk, klezmer and jazz. He has released over two dozen studio albums and received recognition for his work in the field, including a National Heritage Fel... Read more »

On the Record with Pixar’s Nicole Grindle

Bri DiMonda
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Nicole Grindle has worked as a production manager at Pixar for the past 25 years and collaborated on films like A Bug’s Life, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3 and Monster’s University. She came to the Apollo Theatre on Friday as part of Oberlin’s “Creativity and Leadership Speakers S... Read more »