Monday, April 15, 2013

The Music of the Bees

On Monday, April 15th, Art+Practice released Love & Venom, episode 13 of “The Amerikans,” with an original score by Ryan Lester and sound design by Charles Glanders. Glanders, a junior at Oberlin College’s Conservatory of Music, discusses his role as recording engineer and sound designer on “Love & Venom.” “While editing,” Glanders recalls, “the bees were an ever present force that were always in the background; and as a sound designer, I couldn’t ignore that; so while mixing I decided to draw a parallel between the buzzing of the bees and the buzzing of Don’s community. I wanted it to sound like one hive was taking care of the other and vice versa. Then when I added in Lester’s score, these layers became the music of the bees.” To hear more music and sound design by Charles Glanders please go to To hear more music by Ryan Lester please go to

Sound Designer Charles Glanders mixing "Love & Venom"

Monday, April 1, 2013

Love & Venom World Premier

Tomorrow evening, on April 2nd, at 7 PM, Art+Practice will premier Love & Venom, episode 13 of The Amerikans, at Pittsfield Town Hall, which is located on the corner of Routes 58 and 303, in Pittsfield, Ohio. Love & Venom is a portrait of local apitherapist - Don Downs - and his community in Wellington, Ohio. This production was made possible by The Community Foundation of Lorain County, students of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, and the generosity of Don Downs, his family, and all those who gather at his home in hope and healing. This screening is approximately one hour. Love & Venom includes an original score by composer Ryan Lester ('11).