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TIMARA Hosts Expansive Sendoff for John Talbert

TIMARA Hosts Expansive Sendoff for John Talbert

Victoria Garber, Arts editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

John Talbert, who for 38 years has run a tight ship as the technical director of the TIMARA department, will retire this spring. The department has organized a weekend festival that kicked off yesterday and will run through Saturday evening to honor his decades behind the scenes, maintaining vintage equip...

“Inflatable Trio” Navigates Complex Soundscape

“Inflatable Trio” Navigates Complex Soundscape

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Recent Stories

The Dance department held an in-progress showing of Inflatable Trio, a collaboration between dancer and director Lionel Popkin, OC ’92, and TIMARA Professor Tom Lopez, OC ’89, as well as dancers Samantha Mohr and Carolyn Hall, OC ’91, Monday night in Warner Hall’s dance studio. The ensemble will pr...

Faculty, Guests to Perform Collaborative Electroacoustic Pieces

Gillian Pasley
February 17, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The TIMARA basement is uncharted territory for many Oberlin students, even those who frequent the Conservatory. Known for pushing the boundaries of electroacoustic composition and experimental performance, the department is internationally recognized for its impact on the history of electronic music — it ...

Student Composers Premiere Accessible, Enjoyable Electroacoustic Music

Student Composers Premiere Accessible, Enjoyable Electroacoustic Music

Daniel Markus, Arts Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

With the lights off and many audience members’ eyes closed, the speakers in the David H. Stull Recital Hall growled to life, unleashing a fizzing array of overlapping synth sounds. The various beeps and hums that followed comprised College first-year Fox Milenski’s “The Floor Shatters Beneath Me,...

Division of Contemporary Music Presents First-Year Composers

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Division of Contemporary Music, which encompasses the Composition and TIMARA departments, has succeeded in enrolling a cohort of exceptional first-year students. This was made clear Saturday afternoon, when students performed a recital in Fairchild Chapel. Audience members arrived in twos and threes,...

Seniors Combine Dance, Music, Electronics for Joint Performance Piece

Mary Fischer
November 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music

With their piece append, double-degree senior Christy Rose and College senior Molly Barger proved on Saturday that exceptional work is created when artists work together to cross boundaries and defy expectations. The performance served as both Rose’s junior TIMARA recital and Barger’s senior Dance pr...

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...

Senior Recital Features Gory Plot, Catchy Music

Senior Recital Features Gory Plot, Catchy Music

Alice Fishbein
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Theater & Film

“Pro Tip: Don’t wear anything too nice to this,” warned senior TIMARA major Kaeli Mogg on the Facebook page for their senior recital, REPO: Testify!. I took this advice to heart and was happier for it. I obviously attended the event — which Mogg held in Wilder Main Friday evening and Saturday...

Students and Faculty Join for Jam Session

Ava Bravata-Keating
April 4, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

The ’Sco served as an experimental music mecca last Monday, attracting TIMARA majors, sound technicians and programmers alike for an improvised electroacoustic showcase. College senior Adam Hirsch, Conservatory senior Charles Glanders and doubledegree senior Devin Frenze of the experimental audiovisual...

Muted Sea Monster Attack Imminent: TIMARA Infects Audiences at the Cat

Olivia Menzer
February 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The energy that abounded at the Cat in the Cream on Monday night felt infectious in an eerie, bug-up-your-pants-with-a-rusty-knife way. The occasion for such an uncomfortably thrilling sensation? TIMARA’s Winter Term Final Concert. The music performed delivered a mind-altering experience that enraptured...

Diverse Repertoire Aids CME Performance

Odette Chalandon, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music

If the electric atmosphere before the Contemporary Music Ensemble’s performance with eighth blackbird was any indication of what was to come, it was thanks to the pre-concert enthusiasm of the audience. Students, alumni, professors and community members filled Warner Concert Hall with energy that was...

Cut-It Ensemble Returns to the Apollo

Nicole Gutman
April 19, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music, Theater & Film

The Cut-It Ensemble performed in the Apollo Theatre on Thursday during the viewing of Berlin, die Sinfonie der Großstadt (Berlin, the Symphony of a Metropolis) by Walter Ruttmann. Founded in the fall by Doron Galili, visiting assistant professor of Cinema Studies, and Peter Swendsen, assistant professo...

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