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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

Fancy galleries, fake art

In the mid-’90s, two high-end New York art galleries began selling one fake painting after another. It was the largest art fraud in modern U.S. history, totaling more than $80 million.

Nov 28, 2020
Accountability

The bad place

The graffiti says it all: “This is a bad place.” Why do states send children to facilities run by Sequel, after dozens of cases of abuse?

Nov 21, 2020
The Trump Era

Trump’s global echoes

Over the last four years, as Americans were consumed by endless Trump news, our partners at Coda Story have tracked his echoes on the global stage.

Nov 18, 2020
Accountability

United, we’re not

Where does America go from here? We talk with an asylum-seeking family, Georgia women on abortion and West Virginians on the impact of Black Lives Matter.

Nov 14, 2020
Environment

The American divide

Reveal host Al Letson talks to a first-time voter, whose struggles reflect the divisions this country faces after a historic election.

Nov 7, 2020
Criminal Justice

Stopping a movement

Millions of Americans have protested racism and police brutality. The federal government cracked down, filing charges against protesters in 31 states.

Oct 31, 2020
Immigration

An adolescence, seized

A 10-year-old Honduran girl came to the United States seeking asylum. Instead, she was detained – away from her family – for nearly seven years.

Oct 17, 2020
Voting

Whose vote will count?

From problems with vote-by-mail systems to voter suppression, we examine the potential for chaos in the 2020 elections.

Oct 3, 2020