Discipline: Music Composition

Olin Caprison

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Baltimore, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Olin Caprison is the creator behind VIOLENCE, a multi-disciplinary music project started in 2011. As VIOLENCE, Caprison has released on Mykki Blanco's Dogfood music group, international African diaspora label NON Worldwide, and New York-based label PTP. As a composer, Caprison has worked with artist Kandis Williams on her performance series “Affect:Network:Territory,” and Richard Kennedy's opera HIR.

At MacDowell, Caprison completed several works relating to a larger multi-disciplinary revisionist history collage music project that deconstructs and reconfigures primary source documents and musical compositions to link unsung and seemingly disparate parts of American identities. Recently, some of the associated works were performed for the closing of Eric Mack's "Lemme Walk Across the Room" at the Brooklyn Museum.


Delta Omicron

Olin Caprison worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

Delta Omicron Studio was funded by members of the international musical fraternity in 1927. The building design is somewhat medieval in character, with an unusual cedar shingle pattern, a steeply pitched slate roof, intersecting gables, and small windows. After a 2016 deep-energy renovation, Delta Omicron is now one of the most energy efficient studio on the property…

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