Clippert Revival Orchestra

Team Members Mohit Dubey Clippert Revival Orchestra will actively connect Oberlin College and Conservatory students with music organizations in Detroit to revive the music program at Clippert Academy. It will restore music, an essential component of childhood education that has disappeared from the Detroit Public School system, to the 524 students full of creative potential. FIG Fund Recipient, Fall...

With Strings Attached

Team Members Torrin J. Hallett Torrin Hallett will be spending a week in California where he will write music for a string orchestra while being coached by professional film scorers and orchestrators. At the end of each day of work, all of the participants in the camp will present their progress to each other and receive feedback. At the end of the week, the pieces will be professionally recorded and mixed. FIG Fund Recipient, Fall...

Standardizing Glitch Audio

Team Members Judy Jackson This project aims to examine how the byte structure of a file affects the resulting sound and how manipulations of this structure present the possibility for a new sound palette in electroacoustic music. Jackson will be examining how small strings of code can create new “building blocks” for sound and how combining these strings creates new and interesting structures for electroacoustic composition. FIG Fund Recipient, Fall...

Pedagogies of Recovery

Team Members Leo Harrington How can music teachers best help students recover from performance injuries? This project explores creative approaches to this question through study with experts in Alexander Technique and in the field of musician’s focal dystonia rehabilitation: Jon Gorrie, Lori Schiff, John Henes, and Josephine Gray. Harrington will create a website to document his own process towards recovery from an embouchure breakdown, synthesize his findings with pre-existing work in the field, and develop a hub of resources for brass players and other musicians faced with similar problems. FIG Fund Recipient, Fall...

I Do It So It Feels Like Hell

Team Members Ariana Silvan-Grau Anna Gelman Zoë DePreta I Do It So It Feels Like Hell is an exploration of writing, mental illness, womanhood, and the disconnect between artist and art, demonstrated through the life and works of poet and novelist Sylvia Plath. Through Plath’s undeniably personal work, the piece will question what it means to be an artist and a woman, and what it means to be as famous for your suicide as for your work. XARTS Fund Recipient, Fall...