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Fernando Arruda

Fernando Arruda

Sound Designer, Engineer and 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

A Transfer of Power

As the nation swears in President Joe Biden, we look at the long shadow cast by the forces that brought Donald Trump to power.

Jan 23, 2021
Accountability

Democracy under siege

A mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, aiming to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory. How did we get here?

Jan 9, 2021

Take no prisoners

During WWII, top military commanders hoped to conceal an American war crime. This is the story of an incident nearly lost to history.

Jan 2, 2021

When Lighting the Voids

An investigative audio drama from StoryWorks unravels the mystery of a deadly explosion at a Gulf Coast shipyard.

Dec 26, 2020

Policing pregnancy

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, states could set abortion rules. Some already push the boundaries of patient privacy and shift civil rights to fetuses.

Dec 19, 2020
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