TIMARA 50th Anniversary Celebration

Four events showcase Oberlin's groundbreaking program in electronic music. All events are free and open to the public.


Crafting Sound Symposium

Friday-Saturday, October 4 & 5

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Join us for the Crafting Sound Symposium, October 4 & 5, 2019 at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, OH, featuring guest artists Afroditi Psarra, Jess Rowland, Asha Tamirisa ('10), and Jimmy Kuehnle, and local artists including Kyle Hartzell, Eli Stine, Abby Aresty, Rachel Gibson, Drew Smith, and Dirk Roosenburg. The Crafting Sound Symposium is supported with generous funding by the Technology in Music and Related Arts Department, by the Center for Convergence (StudiOC) at Oberlin College, and by the Alumni Office at Oberlin College. The Crafting Sound Symposium is co-hosted by Abby Aresty and Kyle Hartzel.



Kaleidosonic Music Festival created by Tom Lopez

Saturday, November 16, 7:30 pm

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What do you get when you combine 500 musicians, 20 loudspeakers, 3 food trucks, and over 4 hours duration? An epic musical event on a scale that even I never dreamed would come to pass. This weekend, my latest project will come to fruition in a free concert at Finney Chapel. I have crafted a delicious musical collage, with overlapping textures and surprise appearances by performers throughout Finney Chapel, and maybe even outside. There will be singers, traditional instruments, and unusual electronic sounds all blending together into waves of sonic enchantment.

You are invited to come and go as you wish; you might want to listen from the balcony, or from the lobby, or while eating food outside under the tent. You are encouraged to devise your own experience of this evening by moving around and basking in unexpected musical magic.

Here is a partial list of participating musicians (see the link above for a complete listing):

Oberlin Choristers
Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra Lab Group
Oberlin College Taiko
Oberlin Acapelicans
OSteel
The Obertones
Oberlin Contra Dance Band
Peter Flint
Aaron Dilloway
Henry Nelson Ensemble
Jonathan William Moyer
Liam Kaplan
Kyle Hartzell
Zeb Page
Peter Swendsen
Abby Aresty
Aurie Hsu
Eli Stine
Tom Lopez


Exquisite Electrophonics

Saturday March 7, 3 pm

Join us for a special edition of the TIMARA Electrophonics student concert series. This concert celebrates student works in diverse media, including electroacoustic composition, live electronics, video, sound art, and custom instruments for performance. Experience immersive exquisite electronics in Fairchild Chapel, a favorite venue for the TIMARA community.



Sound in the Round

Sunday, March 8, 7:30 pm

Surround sound technology enables the construction of 360-degree-enveloping sound environments, the choreography of sound through spatialization, and the creation of immersive 'cinema for the ear' experiences. The Sound in the Round concert showcases works by TIMARA faculty that take advantage of this unique sound technology using a state-of-the-art speaker system in the Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater. Multichannel Diffusion system by Eli Stine.