Oscillator Project: Women in Experimental Music

Creativity Fund, Spring 2012-13

Project Description

Ignition Fund, 2013

About The Project

Our experience playing as a female noise act in Oberlin inspired us to collect the stories of other women involved in experimental music scenes. We will embark on a tour on which we will perform and collect footage and stories for a new web project, OSCILLATOR. This web-series/magazine (http://oscillat-r.com) will feature stories and footage of the experimental music subcultures we encounter and the women involved in them. We will perform at venues and house shows along the way, documenting our own experience alongside the experiences of the people we encounter.

About Rose Dwyer, Emily Weber

Rosie graduated from Oberlin in 2013, with a Creative Writing major and GSFS minor. Her relationship with strange music began in her hometown of Los Angeles, where she was known to burst into abstract song before she could speak. She enjoys creative pursuits of all kinds and is excited by the opportunity to make a film on something she genuinely cares about.

Emily Weber is originally from Westport, Connecticut. She graduated from Oberlin in May 2013 with a major in English and minor in Art History. Emily’s interest in noise music was sparked at Oberlin when she saw experimental acts tour through the college as early as her Freshman year. Emily began to pursue this interest more seriously her senior year after she took two TIMARA courses and began performing live in Oberlin with Talia Chorover and Rosie Dwyer. Emily primarily works with computer software to generate sound for the group's live performances.

Team Members

photo of Emily Weber
Emily Weber ’14

photo of Rose Dwyer
Rose Dwyer ’13