Oberlin Hosts TIMARA Festival Showcasing the Intersection of Music & Technology

Wed 3/13-Sat 3/16

“TIMARA” stands for “(T)echs Machina Music Festival,” described as “a celebration of electronic music and creative music technologies.” It’s designed to spotlight cutting-edge experimental music, including electroacoustic music, interactive electronics, robotic instruments, multi-channel digital instruments and “sonic-visual ecosystems.” It’s part of the expansive range of music programs presented by Oberlin Conservatory.

The four-day festival includes workshops, presentations and two concerts on Thu 3/14 and Fri 3/15 @ 7:30pm in the Birenbaum, which are free and open to the public. Among the guest presenters/performers are Onyx Ashanti, who has dubbed his music “beatjazz” and will demonstrate his “sonomorphic” bodyware system; composer/Columbia University professor George Lewis, a trombone player who works in electronic and computer-based music; and University of Oregon assistant professor of music technology Akiko Hatakeyama, a composer/performer of electroacoustic music who brings together sonic and visual media in various forms.

Oberlin alum Eli Stine, Alex Christie and Steven Kemper, and Oberlin TIMARA faculty members Peter Swendson, Tom Lopez, Aurie Hsu and Abby Aresty are also among the participants.

Find a full schedule of events here.


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