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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
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...

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
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...

On the Record with Jinjoo Cho, new teacher of Violin

On the Record with Jinjoo Cho, new teacher of Violin

Mary Fischer
September 4
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...

On the Record with Steve Coleman, saxophonist and composer

On the Record with Steve Coleman, saxophonist and composer

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
May 8
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...

On the Record with Tom Knific, Jazz Bassist

On the Record with Tom Knific, Jazz Bassist

Jake Frankenfield
April 24
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...

On the Record with Claire Chase, MacArthur Fellow

On the Record with Claire Chase, MacArthur Fellow

Jake Frankenfield
April 10
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...

On the Record with Andy Statman, Mandolinist and Clarinetist

On the Record with Andy Statman, Mandolinist and Clarinetist

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
March 13
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...

On the Record with Pixar’s Nicole Grindle

Bri DiMonda
March 6
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...

On the Record with Keith Myers of Dear White People

On the Record with Keith Myers of Dear White People

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 20
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Wednesday night, the Apollo Theatre screened Justin Simien’s lauded satirical drama Dear White People, which focuses on the experiences of Black students at an Ivy League university. The Review spoke on the phone with Keith Myers, who played the relatively small but crucial role of “Black Mitch” ...

On the Record: Tim Page, Acclaimed Music Critic and Visiting Scholar

On the Record: Tim Page, Acclaimed Music Critic and Visiting Scholar

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
February 13
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Pulitzer Prize–winning music critic and editor Tim Page, the visiting scholar-in-residence for the spring semester, is teaching the Advanced Music Criticism class for both College and Conservatory students this semester. His musical background propelled him into a fruitful journalism career, writing for...

On the Record with Caroline Jackson-Smith

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 6
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record, Theater & Film

Over Winter Term, Caroline Jackson-Smith, professor of Africana Studies and Theater, directed Dessa Rose, a musical about slavery in the antebellum South. Dessa Rose follows a long line of politically and socially conscious plays that Jackson-Smith has put on at and outside of Oberlin. The Rev...

On the Record with Bad Writing Organizers Srijit Ghosh and Paris Gravely

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
December 12
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, On the Record

College seniors Paris Gravely and Srijit Ghosh joined forces to organize a celebratory weekend of poetry titled Bad Writing, in which they brought poets Jaswinder Bolina, Tarfia Faizullah and Richard Siken to campus. The two Creative Writing majors shared their experiences in putting together the stu...

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