Chamber music at the Here Here Gallery.

Gertrude, There is a Here Here: Oberlin Opens Cleveland Performance Space
Oberlin's arts community established dual citizenship with the opening in May 2001 of the Here Here Gallery on Euclid Avenue, in the heart of Cleveland's theater district, introducing Cleveland's cognoscenti to Oberlin culture in the process.

A month-long inaugural exhibition and performing arts series showcased installations by members of the College's art faculty and compositions by Conservatory faculty Tom Lopez, Jeffrey Mumford, and Anna Rubin, performed by Oberlin students.

Lopez' "Curvatures" (for string quartet and live electronics) featured dance by Oberlin Associate Professor of Dance Nusha Martynuk, video by Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Carter McAdams, and the Zeta String Quartet: violist Amy Cimini '02, violinist Erica Dicker '01, cellist Robin Reynolds '01, and violinist Gillian Rivers '03.

Violist Wendy Richman '01 performed Mumford's "revisiting variazioni elegiaci," and Rubin's "Landmine" (for amplified flute, processors and digital audio) featured guest artist Canadian flutist Fiona Wilkinson and a septet of taped narrators.
Associate Professor of Studio Art and African-American Studies Johnny Coleman and Associate Professor of Studio Art Nanette Yannuzzi-Macias are co-founders of the gallery.

- Marci Janas '91

Oberlin Graduate Opens New Music Store
After years of planning and dreaming, Jim Dawson '86 has opened Oberlin Music.

Located three flights above 13 South Main Street, next door to the Black River Cafe, Oberlin Music boasts scores for operas, symphonies, and chamber music from internat-ional and domestic publishers. Reeds, metro- nomes, and strings are also some of the offerings at one of Oberlin's newest businesses.
Jim Dawson '86, proprietor of Oberlin Music.

The catalogue for organ music is exceptionally extensive, and there's a good reason. After Oberlin, Dawson went on to study at Stanford Univer-sity, where he received a DMA in organ performance. The idea for a store came only after six years in Tokyo teaching music and directing chapel music at St. Paul's University. During his last year in Japan, after becoming frustrated with the lack of affordable sheet music, he started importing and selling music from Europe. As this side business became successful, he formed the idea of opening a music store. "When I considered where to open a music store in the States, I immediately thought of Oberlin," says Dawson.

Construction was still underway at press-time on an elevator to take customers to the third floor store. Plans are also in place for a coffee and a tea bar in the front; space at the back will be used for free afternoon concerts by Conservatory students. "It's exciting to again be part of the rich musical environment here," says Dawson.

- Joanna Chang

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