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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

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
Hate

Monumental lies

The Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, but the Confederacy didn’t die with it. Monuments, shrines and museums are present in the South.

May 4, 2019
Environment

Farm wars

Dicamba herbicide is causing a civil war in farm country. Honeybee rustling in California’s almond groves. And sulfur’s link to asthma in children.

Apr 20, 2019
Accountability

Flood thy neighbor

This week, we team up with ProPublica to investigate how rising waters have set off a race to build the highest levee.

Apr 13, 2019
Immigration

Trans national migration

We meet an immigration judge who rejected nearly every asylum case that came before her, then follow a transgender woman as she tries to claim asylum.

Apr 6, 2019
Inequality

Captain Boycott

Before there were boycotts, there was Captain Boycott. Meet the man who gave a name to a new kind of protest.

Apr 4, 2019

The right to boycott

We look at where an Israel boycott clause in employment contracts comes from and weigh it against the First Amendment right to free speech.

Mar 30, 2019