Eubanks Traces, Explores Unconventional Sounds

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Bryan Eubanks, despite what some listeners may assume, does not aim to transgress. His intention is not to push boundaries. Instead, he describes his development as an electronic artist as an organic evolution from his original work with acoustic instruments — primarily the soprano saxophone — to... Read more »

Performance of Piazzolla Turns to Discussion of Rare Autoimmune Disease

Performance of Piazzolla Turns to Discussion of Rare Autoimmune Disease

Rory O'Donaghue
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Allison Boyt, OC ’09, doesn’t let much get in the way of her music. After a rare autoimmune disease struck the violinist at an early age, she founded a nonprofit awareness project that she calls the Violin 4 Vasculitis initiative. Boyt held an informational session in Stull Recital Hall Tuesday. She... Read more »

SZA Delivers Vibrant, Playful Performance

SZA Delivers Vibrant, Playful Performance

Sam Winward
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

A $15 ticket can be tough to justify on a college budget, but at 10 p.m. last Friday, 20 minutes before the ’Sco doors were set to open, tickets to see the altR&B and neo-jazz singer SZA had already sold out. Perhaps the young New Jersey native’s association with independent record label Top... Read more »

On the Record with Alumni Band SUN SPEAK

On the Record with Alumni Band SUN SPEAK

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Guitarist Matt Gold, OC ’13, and percussionist Nate Friedman, OC ’13, who perform as the band SUN SPEAK, performed together in Clonick Hall Thursday night. Before their performance, the duo, who were excited to debut some of their latest work from their new EP, Light Blue Light, spoke... Read more »

Zimbabwean Soundscapes Captivate

Colin Roshak
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

A world-famous musician performed in Kulas Recital Hall Monday night, yet you may not have know about it. Mbira virtuoso Fradreck Mujuru and his collaborator Erica Azim took the stage, delivering an evening of Zimbabwean music that transported concertgoers to a country with a rich musical history. Having... Read more »

Baroque Concerts to Aim for Authenticity with Historical Instruments

Aviva Blonder
September 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Conservatory will be taking audiences back in time this Saturday with two faculty recitals that feature two instruments actually produced in Beethoven’s own period. In Kulas Recital Hall at 4:30 p.m., Marilyn McDonald, professor of Violin and professor of Baroque Violin, and David Breitman, professor... Read more »

Understated Opening to Standing Ovation: Faculty Recital Kicks Off Series

Jarrett Hoffman, Staff Writer
September 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Around 9:30 p.m., Sept. 4, Conservatory faculty members emerged from the backstage of Warner Concert Hall to a near-rockstar reception. A swarm of students had gathered in the hallway around the hall’s exit to shower their professors with whoops of adoration for the strong performance that they had... Read more »

Vandaveer Contrasts Murder Ballads with Humor in Showcase

Vandaveer Contrasts Murder Ballads with Humor in Showcase

Lily Napach
September 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Mark Charles Heidinger and Rose Guerin, known together as Vandaveer, entered the Cat in the Cream stage last Friday the fifth looking slightly frazzled. Heidinger, with his guitar in hand, surveyed the packed space, while Guerin, with a peasant blouse and a wreath of flowers in her blonde hair, took... Read more »

Contrast Between Beethoven, Brahms Highlighted in Orchestra, Choir Concert

Andrea Goltz
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Brahms and Beethoven are not a natural duo on an orchestra program — Brahms accentuates quirkier chords than Beethoven does and is free with musical form and rhythm. Nonetheless, the concert presented by the Arts and Sciences Orchestra, the Oberlin College Choir and the Musical Union in Finney Chapel... Read more »

Intricate Pieces No Problem for Sinfonietta

Clara Shannon
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

While most students spent Friday night dancing in Wilder Bowl, several of Oberlin’s most talented musicians revived classical music. Oberlin Sinfonietta, under the acclaimed baton of Professor of Conducting Timothy Weiss, closed its season in Warner Concert Hall with a successful performance of pieces... Read more »

Sam Amidon Energizes Folkfest with Wit, Crowd Participation

Olivia Menzer
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Sam Amidon may or may not be a time traveler. During the majority of his performance on Friday night at Folkfest, he was undoubtedly a Manifest Destiny, West-Coast-bound pioneer who had lost his wife and children to dysentery, with his oxen next to go. The knowing and aching depth of his voice when singing... Read more »

In Spite of Controversy, Massive Crowd Gathers for Toxicity

In Spite of Controversy, Massive Crowd Gathers for Toxicity

Mary Fischer
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Solarity’s latest event, Toxicity, generated nearly as much energy as a nuclear power plant. Despite the controversy surrounding the event concerning its name, hundreds of students flocked to Wilder Bowl last Friday night to see student artwork and dance the night away. The display seemed a far cry... Read more »