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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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This Week in Photos: Elections to Mini Pumpkins

November 4, 2020
In this week’s photo series we swing by the voting polls, rub elbows with a professor, linger under a big tent of images, decompress at an outside night concert and faculty recital, pull up a seat at the Cat, head to Finney Chapel for taiko, and pick up a brush to do some mini pumpkin painting.
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This Week in Photos: Inside the Classroom

October 22, 2020
While Oberlin’s green spaces have welcomed several classes outside this semester, many others remain indoors. In this week’s photo series, we take a peek inside laboratories, art and music studios, and classes across campus.
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This Week in Photos: Unlikely Spaces and Familiar Places

October 2, 2020
Latinx Heritage Month, TGIF, and the first presidential debate find a home in Wilder Bowl; concerts by TIMARA and jazz students are livestreamed in the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse; the patio of Mudd Center welcomes the Oberlin College Choir; Clark Bandstand in Tappan Square becomes a stage for jazz forums; and familiar places in between.