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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

Scuttling Science

Advisory panels slashed — environmental regulations rolled back. How the Trump Administration uses questionable science to justify its policies.

Sep 14, 2019
Inequality

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.

Sep 7, 2019
The (Un)Scientific Method

Farm wars

The herbicide dicamba is causing a civil war in farm country, honeybees are rustling in California’s almond groves and more.

Aug 31, 2019
Inequality

Year of return

We reflect on how the legacy of slavery has reverberated through the generations to the present.

Aug 24, 2019
Accountability

Harpooned by Facebook

As smart devices become a bigger part of our lives, we look at how Facebook and other companies profit from information about their users.

Aug 3, 2019
Sports

Lasting impact

In Oregon, the concussion protocols that were supposed to keep high school athletes safe end up falling short for a star quarterback.

Jul 27, 2019
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