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Fernando Arruda

Fernando Arruda

Sound Designer, Engineer & Composer

Biography

Fernando Arruda is the sound designer, engineer and composer for Reveal. A composer and multi-instrumentalist, he contributes to the scoring, recording, editing and mixing of the weekly public radio show and podcast. Prior to joining Reveal, Arruda toured as an international DJ and taught music technology at Dubspot and ESRA International Film School. He co-founded a film scoring boutique called Manhattan Composers Collective and worked at Antfood, a creative audio studio geared toward media and ad spots. Arruda worked with clients such as Marvel and Samsung and ad agencies such as Framestore, Trollbäck + Company, Buck and Vice. Arruda releases experimental music under the alias FJAZZ and has performed with many jazz, classical and pop ensembles such as Krychek, Dark Inc., the New York Arabic Orchestra and Art&Sax. His credits in the podcast and radio world include NPR’s “51 percent,” WNYC’s “Bad Feminist Happy Hour” and its live broadcast of Orson Welles’ “The Hitchhiker.” Arruda has scored extensively for theatrical, orchestral and chamber music formats, some of which have premiered worldwide. He holds a master’s degree in film scoring and composition from NYU Steinhardt. Arruda is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

COVID-19

Home School

Online learning works only if you can get online. We explore why tens of thousands of families are caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

May 30, 2020
COVID-19

Reproducing racism

As racial disparities in health come into the spotlight amid COVID-19, we explore how the legacy of racism affects maternal health in the U.S.

May 23, 2020
Accountability

Homewreckers

After the housing bust, these men destroyed the American dream of homeownership. Learn how they did it and what that means for our economy now.

May 16, 2020
COVID-19

(Un)protected

At a time when America is relying on health care workers more than ever, we look at why there’s not enough protective gear to keep them safe.

May 9, 2020
Accountability

Harpooned by Facebook

As the pandemic sends more people online for entertainment, we look at how companies such as Facebook turn information about their users into profits.

May 2, 2020
COVID-19

Pandemic, protests and profits

Protesters around the country are pushing to loosen stay-at-home orders. Meanwhile, some Amazon workers say not enough is being done to protect them.

Apr 25, 2020
COVID-19

The cost of COVID-19

Can the biggest U.S. stimulus stave off home foreclosures, save businesses and prevent the worst economic crash since the Great Depression?

Apr 18, 2020
COVID-19

Detained and exposed

Social distancing and hand-washing are meant to keep us safe from the coronavirus. But in immigrant detention centers, those measures are impossible.

Apr 11, 2020
COVID-19

Essential workers

Farmworkers, grocery store clerks and airline employees are on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. But what’s being done to protect them?

Apr 4, 2020
COVID-19

Quarantine nation

Quarantines are supposed to contain the new coronavirus, but are the right people going into isolation, and are federal guidelines strong enough?

Mar 28, 2020