"Tour of Tours: The 1964 Oberlin Choir in The Soviet Union"

Oberlin College

Zach Christy

Ben Jones

Music and Sound Design

Performed by
The Oberlin Radiophonic Workshop


In 1964, over 70 Oberlin College students were sent to the Soviet Union to act as liaisons for the United States. Fifty years later, they reconvened on Oberlin College’s campus to finally tell their story. Dogbotic's score, performed by The Oberlin Radiophonic Workshop, ties Russian national music with Americana folk via an eclectic ensemble including strings, mandolins, and accordions.

"Tour of Tours" won best documentary in 2015 from CASE, the Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education.