Oberlin College and Conservatory

Kaleidosonic Music Festival: Oberlin Celebrates 50 Years of Electronic & Computer Music

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30pm to 11:30pm

Finney Chapel
90 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Watch the webcast  – streamed live at concert time.

The Kaleidosonic Music Festival is a free event.  It will start at 7:30 pm in Finney Chapel and run continuously for approximately 4 hours.

The festival will be an exciting evening-length event with musicians representing a wide array of styles: Gospel, classical, rock and roll, jazz, early music, marching band, serious, funny, and avant-garde!

Nearly 500 musicians will perform in a single extended musical collage: Imagine a brass fanfare alongside taiko drumming, and then organ alongside bagpipes, and 20 speakers surrounding the audience for a fully immersive sonic experience!

We have also launched a crowdfunding campaign to endow a new TIMARA Founders Fund in honor of the department's earliest proponents, Olly Wilson and Joh n Clough ' 53.

Donate online: bit.ly/TIMARAFounders

When Will Musicians Appear? 

Here is an approximate timeline:
    7:30 pm: Oberlin Brass Ensemble
    7:35 pm: Oberlin College Taiko
    7:40 pm: Kieran Minor - Welcome!
    7:45 pm: Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra
    7:50  pm: Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra Lab Group with Rachel Gibson*
    7:55 pm: Arlene & Larry Dunn with Kirk Pearson*
    8:00 pm: Oberlin Choristers Una Voce Musica
    8:05 pm: Oberlin Choristers Cantate Musica with Abby Aresty
    8:10 pm: Jonathan William Moyer with Oli Bentley* & Kayla Reagan
    8:15 pm: NOYO Lab Group with R. Gibson
    8:20 pm: Collegium Musicum Oberliniense with Helen He
    8:25 pm: Arlene & Larry Dunn and the NOYO Lab Group with Pearson & Gibson
    8:30 pm: Zeb Page with Piper Hill
    8:35 pm: Oberlin High School Marching Show Band
    8:45 pm: NOYO Lab Group with Gibson
    8:50 pm: Gamelan Kyai Barleyan with Eli Stine
    9:00 pm: OSteel with Maggie Bantner
    9:20 pm: obo
    9:25 pm: Obertones with Max Addae
    9:30 pm: Oberlin College Marching Band with Cait Boblitt
    9:33 pm: Oberlin Improvisation and New Music Collective with Aurie Hsu
    9:35 pm: Arlene & Larry Dunn with Pearson
    9:40 pm: Oberlin Acapelicans
    9:45 pm : Arlene & Larry Dunn and OINC with Hsu & Pearson
    9:50 pm: Oberlin College Choir with Claudia Hinsdale
    10:00 pm: Beethoven String Quartet
    10:05 pm: Steven Kemper
    10:15 pm: Liam Kaplan with Jack Hamill
    10:20 pm: Kyle Hartzell with Stine
    10:25 pm: Jonathan William Moyer
    10:30 pm: Peter Swendsen, fixed media
    10:35 pm: Oberlin Viola da Gamba Consort with Hsu
    10:40 pm: Oberlin Contra Dance Band
    10:45 pm: Oberlin Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble
    10:55 pm: Oberlin College Black Musicians Guild with Addae
    11:10 pm: Victoria Theodore, voice and piano 
    11:20 pm: Peter Flint, accordion  
    11:25 pm: Grupo Oberlinho with Flint
    11:35 pm: Henry Nelson Ensemble with Drew Smith
    11:45 pm: OINC with Hsu
    11:50 pm: Aaron Dilloway
    12:00 am: fini - tutti

For more detailed information, please visit the TIMARA website.

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