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Soundbox 4: A Zoom of One's Own

Soundbox4: A Zoom of One's Own, is a festival that centers on our common humanity and challenges creatives, thinkers, sound practitioners, visual artists, educators, students and technological transformers during the Zoom-economy amidst a year of global pandemic, tremendous suffering, unrest and racism. 

This year, we come together to share our collective approaches, to press on and to centralize and move fluidly between OSU faculty, students, professional artists, sound makers, teachers, and community members throughout a creative, innovative and transformative lens. Normally, this festival (now in it's fourth year) is presented in the basement of the Fairbanks Hall on the OSU campus, but this year we are remote and will be hosting from Zoom and Youtube live.

Soundbox4 is a collaboration with the Truckenbrod Gallery and Site of Sound Series, featuring four independent artists including: 

  • Mate Behboudi: a sound artist from Tehran, Iran
  • Todd Barton: emeritus composer and buchla synthesis of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival from Ashland, Oregon
  • Sean Griffin: Opera Provera director, composer and conductor from Los Angeles
  • Nikki Martin: Threshold Shift Radio producer and sound designer from Portland

Three Panel Discussions

Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5:00 p.m. - OSU Faculty Panel
Moderators: Sean Griffin and Dana Reason 

  • Julia Bradshaw: photography and new media communications)
  • Heather Knight: computer science/robotics and the CHARISMA Lab)
  • Naomi Fitter: mechanical engineering/robotics and the SHARE Lab)
  • Chet Udell: music technology, bio-engineering, OPEnS Lab)
  • Jason Fick: music technology and production
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Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5:00 p.m. - OSU Graduate Student Panel
Moderator: Stephanie Jenkins (Philosophy - OSU School of History, Philopsophy and Religion)

  • Jay Baker: EAH, video, music
  • Alexandra Bacula: robotics and dance
  • Brian Zhang: sound and robotics
  • Shane Scopatz: EAH and dance
  • Ali Truworthy: EAH and engineering
  • Marilyn Jordan: MAIS, music and social justice
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Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:00 p.m. - Community Panel
Moderator: Bruce Burris (visual artist, Cornerstone)

  • Michael Coolen: OSU music faculty emeritus
  • Joan Truckenbrod: visual artist
  • Jens Lovtang: music educator, songwriters in the round
  • and more!
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Site of Sound Concerts

Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Featuring Sean Griffin and Todd Barton
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Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Featuring Mate Behbudi and Nikki Martin
  • Watch the concert

Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Featuring OSU Songwriters in the Round
  • Watch the concert

Join the Zoom beginning at 2:00pm each day of the festival for daily sound, music and visual arts playlists.


Festival Organizers

  • Dr. Dana Reason: Artistic director (OSU Contemporary and Popular Music)
  • Jana King: Program Director (MAIS graduate student)
  • Julianna Souther: student intern (OSU art student)
  • Megan Reynolds: student intern (OSU music student)

OSU Faculty Partners


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