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David Battino

Class of 1989-1990

About David

David Battino majored in philosophy at Oberlin but spent most of his time playing synthesizers in the college’s electronic music studios. That led to designing sounds for arcade games and Ray Charles’s album My World. He’s also a longtime writer and editor, covering electronic music production and DIY projects for Electronic Musician, Keyboard, Make, and more . The Library Journal featured his 2005 book and DVD, The Art of Digital Music, on its “highly recommended” list. MusicTech called it a “jolly good value.”
With his wife Hazuki Kataoka, David writes children’s books in the traditional Japanese kamishibai (paper theater) format. The couple performs their stories worldwide and presents workshops on kamishibai history and educational benefits. Their Storycard Theater series won Dr. Toy’s “Top 10 Creative Products of 2004” award.

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