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The Oberlin Review

On the Record with Claire Morton and Elise Moltz, Organizers of Collaborative Art Project

On the Record with Claire Morton and Elise Moltz, Organizers of Collaborative Art Project

Nora Kipnis, Arts Editor
February 28
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Recent Stories

Conservatory junior Elise Moltz and College seniors Sally Decker and Claire Morton joined forces last semester to help put on a collaborative art presentation titled “ZOO.” They’re back in the collaborative art game this semester, but fans of “ZOO” can expect to see a few changes. Though Sa...

On the Record: Joel Ginn, Sound Tech Engineer for The Dead Hear Footsteps

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
February 14
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Joel Ginn, a College senior, is the sound tech engineer for The Dead Hear Footsteps, a weekly noir-comedy radio show created in 2000. Having worked on the show for five semesters, Joel knows the ins and outs of creating a serial radio drama. The show will air this semester on WOBC 91.5 FM at 5 p.m. ev...

On the Record: Nolan Boomer, Editor of New Literary Magazine Juvenilia

On the Record: Nolan Boomer, Editor of New Literary Magazine Juvenilia

Nora Kipnis, Arts Editor
February 7
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

College sophomore Nolan Boomer worked this Winter Term on a literary and art magazine called The Juvenilia, to be published this week. The Juvenalia started as a blog at www.thejuvenilia.com when Nolan was in high school, and this issue will be the first in print. I sat down with him in Azariah’s ...

Digging in The Garden: Shondes Bassist Talks Politics, Heartbreak and Hope

Nora Kipnis, Staff Writer
November 8
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

How did your band form? What drew the four of you together? Elijah [Oberman] and I formed the Shondes with two other friends back in 2006. At the time, we were feeling an urgent need to get back to music – our previous band had just broken up – and both really wanted to get serious about it, and gi...

On the Record with Fredara Hadley, Visiting Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

On the Record with Fredara Hadley, Visiting Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

Julian Ring, Arts Editor
November 8
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

“I learned how to read music and read words almost at the same time,” Fredara Hadley says without a hint of irony. An upbringing like that seems almost a prerequisite for the ethnomusicologist-entrepreneur’s multifaceted career (her LinkedIn page lists her as, among other things, “Chief Music...

On the Record: eighth blackbird Pianist Lisa Kaplan, OC ’96

Daniel Hautzinger, Staff Writer
October 4
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

How did this project come about? We have a residency at the University of Richmond, which is where Ben Broening teaches, and Ben and Tim Weiss [the director of Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, and a mentor to eighth blackbird] know each other from a while back, from [the University of] Mi...

On The Record: Kuh-Lida Chats on the Creative Process, Opening for a Hero

Julia Hubay, Arts Editor
September 20
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Can you begin by talking about your new mixtape and the process you went through creating it? Yeah, it started on a track-by-track basis; this was a collection of things I was working on last year and through the beginning of the summer. A lot of the early stuff came around the same time that Stereo...

On the Record: College senior Llewie Nuñez, starring as Joyce’s daughter in Lucia

Robert Salazar
February 8
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

Tell me about the first day of working on Lucia Mad. What did you see as the challenge? When [Moser] was talking to me specifically at the very beginning of the process, a lot of our conversations centered around making this character relatable to the audience because she’s kind of a larger-than...

On the Record with Lisa Abend OC ’86

Monica Klein, Opinions Editor
May 13
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

In March, B.R. Myers wrote a piece in The Atlantic (“The Moral Crusade Against Foodies”), criticizing both chefs’ and food critics’ gluttonous tendencies and reverential treatment of their subject. In your reporting, did you ever share any of Myers’s feelings while researching Ferran Adrià’...

On the Record: Author Sara Marcus OC ’99

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief
April 22
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Can you tell me a little about what inspired you to write Girls To The Front? I was inspired to write it because riot grrrl had been this incredibly formative thing for me in my life, and I felt like the story was getting lost and only certain parts of it were surviving and other parts of it wer...

On the Record: The Mysterious Daniel Johnston

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief
April 15
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

There are a lot of compilations of your work, like the Story of An Artist box set that was released last year. Are you still fond of your earlier recordings? I don’t really listen to it that much, but when I’m with friends sometimes and they put it on, it’s not bad to hear it. Then I think, ...

On The Record: The Vivian Girls

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-in-Chief
April 6
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Perhaps the most significant lo-fi act to emerge from the Brooklyn scene in the last few years, the Vivian Girls followed their 2008 self-titled debut with Everything Goes Wrong in 2009. The trio’s songs tend to consist of two or three chords apiece, the vocals are often off-key and the lyrics a...

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