Lecture

Hear Cape Cod

Monday / June 27, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Rowley Public Library
141 Main St.
Rowley
MA
United States
Steve Wilkes at Marconi Beach

Professor of percussion Steve Wilkes—a former Blue Man Group drummer—presents a talk and discussion about his Hear Cape Cod project, an attempt to capture aural snapshots of the Massachusetts cape region over a one-year period concluding in fall 2011.

Cape Cod faces many potential challenges and developments in the years ahead, from rapidly advancing coastal erosion to the possible implementation of the Cape Wind project. With this in mind, Hear Cape Cod will provide a means to listen to the Cape, as it exists in time, now.

Hear Cape Cod is supported by the Newbury Comics Faculty Fellowship.

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Hear Cape Cod

Tuesday / June 14, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Truro Public Library
7 Standish Way
North Truro
MA
United States
Steve Wilkes, at Marconi Beach

Professor of percussion Steve Wilkes—a former Blue Man Group drummer—presents a talk and discussion about his Hear Cape Cod project, an attempt to capture aural snapshots of the Massachusetts cape region over a one-year period concluding in fall 2011.

Cape Cod faces many potential challenges and developments in the years ahead, from rapidly advancing coastal erosion to the possible implementation of the Cape Wind project. With this in mind, Hear Cape Cod will provide a means to listen to the Cape, as it exists in time, now.

Hear Cape Cod is supported by the Newbury Comics Faculty Fellowship.

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Wobbles, Womps, and Wizardry with Ableton Live Suite 8

Tuesday / June 14, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Wobbles, Womps, and Wizardry with Ableton Live Suite 8
with EPD alumnus Encanti

 

Berklee Electronic Production & Design alumnus Ben Cantil (http://verminstreet.com/encanti) returns for an Ableton Live User Group session, presenting a complete production and performance tutorial for current electronic dance music, using Ableton Live Suite 8 instruments and effects. This session is open to all, and new Live users are encouraged to attend. Live is a versatile, extremely interactive sequencing and audio manipulation application. Check it out!

Topics covered:

  • using suite instruments and effects
  • automation, production, editing
  • drum programming
  • synth design
  • interactive performance design
  • working with video
  • mixing and remixing
  • mastering tracks
  • philosophy


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Admission: 
Free

Guerrilla Production Techniques: Mixing

Thursday / June 9, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

For the second and final forum of our Guerrilla Production series, we will finish off our recording with a final mixed production, discussing:

• EQ, Compression, Limiting, Reverb, Delay
• Critical Listening
• Volume, Panning, Blending
• Monitors, Headphones, Listening Environment
• Automation
• Introduction to Mastering

Admission: 
Free

Guerrilla Production Techniques: Recording

Thursday / June 2, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In part one of our two-part Guerrilla Production series, Recording Techniques, we will record a live ensemble, walking through the set-up process step-by-step, covering:

• Mics/audio interface
• Gear/set-up, session organization
• Recording

Admission: 
Free

Song Production with Today's Music Software

Thursday / May 26, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

An overview of production tools available on the Berklee laptops and in the Learning Center workstations. In this forum we will present an in-depth look at a recording session file and break down all the elements at work in the production of a song. Topics addressed will be GarageBand, Logic, Reason, Digital Performer, Native Instruments, Kit Core, audio pitch correction and autotuning, time correction, and mixing tools like equalization, reverb, and compression.

Admission: 
Free

Suzanne Hanser and Susan Rogers: Music and Our Emotions

Thursday / April 21, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
Monterey Jazz Festival
United States

How does music move us? Faculty members Suzanne Hanser and Susan Rogers present research on music and emotions.

Music reflects the human social-emotional brain, but how? Is music a cognitive fashion accessory—something that the advanced brain does for fun? Or does music tap a powerful emotional mechanism in the human brain? How do we regulate emotions with music and why do we listen to sad songs? Susan Rogers will present leading researchers' thoughts on how and why music and emotions are linked and discuss the implications for music-makers.

Music moves us in ways that are both obvious and mysterious. In her work as a clinical music therapist and researcher, Suzanne Hanser presents a variety of clinical cases whereby people are deeply moved by music, to the extent that they overcome deep physical and emotional distress. She presents research to support changes in emotion, and poses theories to explain how music gains its power to influence the way we feel.

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Admission: 
Free

Punk Out: If You Wish, If You Can!

Thursday / March 3, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Punk is all about keeping it short, so this two-hour event will get straight to the point in exploring the genre. Berklee associate professor Mirek Kocandrle, author of Pop/Rock: Sounds and Vibes of the 20th Century, and Marci Cohen, music journalist and Berklee librarian, will give a multimedia presentation on punk's musical and social roots and manifestations, from the garage rock of the '60s, to its peak in the '70s, to its ongoing influence. Come ready to question the authorities.

Admission: 
Free

James G. Zafris Distinguished Lecture for Music Business/Management

Friday / February 25, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The 2011 Zafris Lecture: A&R and Artist Development Strategy for a Changing Music Industry
Featuring James Diener, CEO/President of A&M/Octone Records

Following a successful nine-year stint at Columbia Records, where he rose to become vice president of A&R and marketing, James Diener founded the independent label Octone Records. His vision was to give artists the best of both worlds—majors and independents—building success over time with less emphasis on immediate sales. Octone's holistic approach to artist development became the subject of two case studies published by Harvard Business School, and the label is now home to both platinum-selling bands such as Maroon 5 and Flyleaf, and developing bands such as K'Naan and Hollywood Undead. The label was spotlighted at the recent MIDEM conference for the branding deal it secured for K'Naan with Coca-Cola that brought the band into Coke's massively successful World Cup 2010 campaign. As the man behind Octone/A&M, Diener is clearly on the cutting edge among music industry leaders.

The Zafris Lecture is sponsored by the Music Business/Management Department.

 

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The Power of Music Therapy

Thursday / February 24, 2011 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Power of Music Therapy highlights the views and accomplishments of the faculty of the Music Therapy Department. This presentation will include lecture, music, film excerpts, and discussion by Music Therapy Department faculty and invited guests.

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