The Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, presented by the Berklee Music Business/Management department, features a celebration of one of the most influential genres of music in today's record industry. This event will include a panel discussion with several prominent hip-hop/urban music industry executives and showcase performances by selected hip-hop/urban artists. Tonight's event will include a rap with Talib Kweli (interviewed by faculty member Brian "Raydar" Ellis). Sponsored by the Professional Education Division and Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
Acclaimed radio personality Steve Schwartz will interview legendary bassist and two-time Grammy-winner Eddie Gomez H ’13 as part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute faculty and artists in residence program. The conversation will be based on the Inside the Actors Studio format. Gomez is widely considered one of the world’s best bass players.
An integral member of the Bill Evans Trio for more than a decade, Gomez has also made significant contributions to the work of other jazz greats like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, and Chick Corea, among others. His voyage of exploration in music has included fusion with the Gadd Gang; pop with Carly Simon, Mark Knopfler, and Bobby Darin; and classical music with the Kronos Quartet and Richard Stoltzman. Gomez is also the artistic director of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and he was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee last year.
*Change in meet-up location: Due to the construction by the Pru, we'll meet in front of Cafe 939. We'll walk over from Cafe 939 together to enjoy lunch at the food trucks.*
From there, we'll head over to the food truck spot by Belvidere Street, next to the Pru and the Christian Science reflecting pool. Thursday's trucks are The Bacon Truck, NY Deli Truck, and Makin' Jamaican.
Conveniently scheduled right after payday, you can feel free to splurge on four-wheeled goodness while chatting with your fellow Berklee foodies.
Grab your lunch and head down to the reflecting pool in the Christian Science Plaza to enjoy the sun and meet more colleagues. In case of rain or sub-60 degree weather, we'll meet in the Prudential Atrium instead. We'll post any last minute updates and reminders in the Berklee Staff Facebook group. Your host will try to wear a Berklee baseball cap, but check the Facebook group for more info about how to find us that day. We'll meet by the red star on the map below.
Join Gracenotes on August 26 through Operation PEACE at the Peterborough Senior Center
Gracenotes will be helping with an art gallery opening event for the senior citizens in the Fenway neighborhood. There is a maximum enrollment of 5 volunteers so if you can make the commitment, please sign up now! If you are unable to participate after signing up, please let us know. There is a waitlist available.
Berklee student Chelsea Southard will speak about her public art installation, Things/Time, which features "sonic images" displayed in an eight-foot by 12-foot portable storage unit located at 1140 Boylston Street through August 15, 2014.
The "art pod" is part of Southard's final thesis project for her electronic production and design (EPD) major at Berklee and was created in collaboration with Diablo Glass School. The 360-degree sonic images will capture "the ambiances and sourced sounds from the abandoned, unoccupied MBTA tunnels under Tremont Street," according to Southard, whose goal is to bring public awareness to the existence of these spaces.
Southard will give a brief presentation on the piece, and introduce a handful of individuals who were instrumental in its creation. Light refreshments will be served.
Tune in this week on BIRN Alive! to catch a live performance and interview with singer-songwriter Mendeleyev. With a diverse catalogue filled with feverous finger-picking, mellow to manic melodies, and lively, moving lyrical content, he has a fresh and folky yet fun and funky take on music that can be appreciated by all.
Next, on Sunday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m., tune in to BIRN1 for a special live performance from the band Blue Light Bandits.
BIRN Alive! is the BIRN's weekly flagship live music program featuring some of the best touring, local, and Berklee bands.