On Saturday, November 16, 2019, I will be participating in the Kaleidosonic Music Festival in Finney Chapel on the Oberlin College campus, as part of a year-long celebration of Oberlin Conservatory’s TIMARA electronic music program. I’ll be contributing a segment of improvised music for solo accordion and electronics, with long complex drones and squawky chaos on top of it!
The Kaleidosonic Music Festival is a FREE event on Saturday, November 16, 2019. 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!
Over 250 musicians will perform in a single extended musical collage: Imagine a brass fanfare alongside taiko drumming, and then organ alongside bagpipes, and over 16 speakers surrounding the audience for a fully immersive sonic experience!
Just a few of the local groups include Oberlin Choristers, Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra (NOYO) musicians, the Oberlin College Black Musicians Guild, the Obertones a capella group, and many faculty, students, and alumni from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music.
Audience members can come and go as they wish and there will be 3 food trucks from 7-10 pm in the parking lot of Finney Chapel – so you can listen to music, take a break to grab a slice of pizza or a bagel sandwich, and return for more music.
For more detailed information, please visit Kaleidosonic Music Festival or the TIMARA website. I believe the event will be live-streamed. Look for details in the previous links.