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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

Environment

Silencing science

President Donald Trump says he doubts humans have much of a role in climate change. His administration has sought to silence scientists.

Jul 13, 2019
The Trump Era

Pardon me

We share the story of a broken pardons system, leaving a backlog of 13,000 applications, and a pardon attorney’s office that the White House ignores.

Jul 6, 2019
Law Enforcement

Cops on a crime spree

They belonged to an elite police task force charged with getting guns off Baltimore’s streets. Instead, the plainclothes cops roamed the city, robbing people on the street, breaking into homes to steal money and drugs, and planting evidence on their victims.

Jun 22, 2019
Hate

Hate is all around you

In the second part of Reveal’s series about hate, we look at how racism and white supremacy are institutionalized in America.

Jun 15, 2019
Guns

Hate in the homeland

This episode surveys the state of the hate movement in America, focusing on how hate groups are spreading their message and winning converts.

Jun 8, 2019
Accountability

The City – revealed

The story of a mysterious illegal dump in a Chicago neighborhood that grew to be six stories high and a cover for a federal investigation.

May 25, 2019
Accountability

When Tasers fail

Tasers help police resolve situations without using guns. Reports show they aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results.

May 11, 2019