person at electroacustic keyboard
TIMARA studios house a broad range of vintage and modern equipment. Photo credit: Yingran Zhang '16
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)

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.

Program Director

Peter Swendsen

Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts
Division Affiliation
Contact

Peter Swendsen

Administrative Assistant (440) 775-8297
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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.

Sample Courses

  • TECH 201 - Electro-acoustic Studio Techniques 4 credits
  • TECH 202 - Real-time Techniques 2 credits
  • TECH 330 - Studio Recording 4 credits
  • TECH 350 - Workshop in Music and Media Technologies 4 credits

TIMARA News

Sounds of TIMARA...Today

April 3, 2017
Double-degree student Judy Jackson '18 blends her love of computers and computer music .