Program Overview

TIMARA

Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) is for students who desire careers that combine traditional music skills with exploration of the latest techniques for electroacoustic musical expression. We offer a structured course of study that emphasizes the application of technology as a resource for careers in composition, new media, and performance.

person at electroacustic keyboard
TIMARA studios house a broad range of vintage and modern equipment.
Photo credit: Yingran Zhang '16

Program Facts

Chair

Tom Lopez ’89,
Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts

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Oberlin’s Silent Film Ensemble performs live, improvised avant-garde soundtracks to historic, surreal—sometimes homemade—films. Projects are often presented in the Apollo Theater.
Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Silent Film Ensemble

A mashup of oddball films with experimental music can only happen at Oberlin. Established by Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) faculty, the Silent Film Ensemble performs live, improvised avant-garde soundtracks to historic, surreal—sometimes homemade—films. Projects stem from TIMARA and Cinema Studies Program students’ collaboration.

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TIMARA News

Expressing Vulnerability Through Music

March 24, 2021

A few months ago, Özüm Pamukçu ’23 explored her ability to become fully vulnerable. Her journey led to the production of two original songs and a thirst for more.
A girl plays a bağlama.