Alumnus Pat Swoboda Participates in OneBeat

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Alumnus Pat Swoboda Participates in OneBeat

Pat Swoboda

OneBeat is an annual program that brings young musicians from around the world to the United States for the opportunity to write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. Following their month-long residency, the fellows travel within the United States to collaborate with local musicians, lead workshops with youth, and perform.

OneBeat is produced by Found Sound Nation, the social engagement wing of Bang on a Can. Music Composition professor Julia Wolfe is a Bang on a Can co-founder.

Alumnus Pat Swoboda, a New York-based electric and upright bass player, is a OneBeat 2015 Fellow. Swoboda is also a two-time Bang on a Can Robert Black Fellow. In addition, he is a founder of the trio Bearthoven, and a member of the chamber orchestra Contemporaneous and the Exceptet ensemble.

Swoboda participated in OneBeat’s two-week retreat at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California. Following the residency, Swoboda and the rest of the fellows will take part in a two-week tour through Central Oregon, Portland, and Seattle.