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Get Your Engines Running

April 15, 2016
Communications Staff

In 2003, composer Andrew Norman was researching the art of Italian futurist Giacomo Balla for a term paper, watching his roommates play a car racing video game called Gran Turismo, and thinking about the legacy of Baroque string virtuosity as a point of departure for his next project. The intersection of these three otherwise unrelated activities resulted in his piece Gran Turismo, a composition for violin octet.

Under the direction of Timothy Weiss, members of the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble perform Gran Turismo in the newest upload to the Oberlin College YouTube channel.

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Some of the best spaces in Oberlin are the ones that invite visitors to sit and relax, explore, study, play, and gather. Can you guess the name of this space and where it is located?