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The Oberlin Review

On the Record with Musicologist Maria Williams

On the Record with Musicologist Maria Williams

Olive Sherman and Owen Ellerkamp

February 17, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, On the Record

Professor Maria Williams was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. She received a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from University of California, Los Angeles and currently directs the Department of Alaska Native Studies at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she teaches courses in Alaska Native and world...

On The Record With Aoife O’Donovan

On The Record With Aoife O’Donovan

Brendan Eprile, Staff writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Irish-American singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, who graduated from New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation department in 2003, has made her career touring and recording both solo and with other artists, including members of the Punch Brothers. Lead singer for bluegrass-folk band Crooked Sti...

On The Record with TIMARA Professor Peter Swendsen

On The Record with TIMARA Professor Peter Swendsen

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts Peter Swendsen, OC ’99, spent Winter Term in Norway performing his new hour-long, fixed-media piece What Noises Remain with percussionist Jennifer Torrence, OC ’09. Swendsen, who also holds an M.F.A. from Mills College Center for Contemporary...

On the Record with Matthew Rarey, African Art Scholar

On the Record with Matthew Rarey, African Art Scholar

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Assistant Professor of the Arts of Africa of the black Atlantic Matthew Rarey joined Oberlin’s art history department in fall 2015 and has since made strides toward building a comprehensive African art history curriculum for students. The first professor in his position at Oberlin, his background r...

On the Record with Sage Lewis, Composer

On the Record with Sage Lewis, Composer

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor

December 2, 2016


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

A multimedia composer from Minneapolis specializing in film, Sage Lewis, OC ’04, graduated with a BA in Music Composition before completing his studies at California Institute of the Arts with an MFA. Though based in Los Angeles, his work has been screened at festivals diverse as Cannes, the Havana Film ...

On the Record with Kazim Ali, Associate Professor

On the Record with Kazim Ali, Associate Professor

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2016


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Oberlin’s own Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature Kazim Ali’s new book Uncle Sharif ’s Life in Music made its official release Tuesday. A poet, novelist, essayist and translator, Ali’s writing has appeared in prestigious publications such as The American Poetry ...

On the Record with Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance

On the Record with Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Ben Sinclair, OC ’06, co-created the hit web and television series High Maintenance with spouse Katja Blichfeld. The show revolves around the experiences of New Yorkers connected by their shared transactions with a pot dealer known as The Guy. Meant to tell subtle truths about the human experience whi...

On the Record with Artist Christi Birchfield

On the Record with Artist Christi Birchfield

Interview by Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2016


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

This past Wednesday, 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship award-winning artist Christi Birchfield visited Oberlin for a talk about her work as a multimedia artist with a passion for printmaking. Having received her BFA in printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in visual art at Columbia ...

On the Record with Peter Coviello

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2016


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

A professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Peter Coviello specializes in 19th-century American literature and queer studies and formerly served as Chair of the departments of English, Africana Studies and Gay and Lesbian Studies at Bowdoin College. Coviello recently penned Tomorrow...

On the Record with Jennifer Torrence

Eilish Spear, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Percussionist Jennifer Torrence, OC ’09, is a solo and collaborative performer based in Oslo, Norway, where she is a research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Torrence specializes in contemporary percussion writing and performance, and her recent projects include writing evening-length solo productions...

On the Record with Sullivan Fortner

On the Record with Sullivan Fortner

Eilish Spear

September 16, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Jazz pianist Sullivan Fortner Jr., OC ’08, returned to Oberlin this week to perform a concert with his trio Monday night and give a master class to conservatory students Tuesday afternoon. Fortner began studying music at the age of 4 and started performing in churches across his hometown of New Orleans. ...

On the Record with Kirsten Docter, Violist

On the Record with Kirsten Docter, Violist

Eilish Spear

September 2, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Kirsten Docter, a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory herself, is joining the faculty this year as a professor of Viola and Chamber Music. Docter has won awards at both the Primrose International and American String Teachers Association Viola Competitions, and has served on the juries of the Primrose Int...

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