Crossing Wires: An Evening with Richard Devine and Special Guest Nona Hendryx
Richard Devine is at the forefront of sound synthesis and electronic music. His ability to combine the world of analog synthesizers with the latest digital sound design techniques has made him a unique voice in the world of electronic music. This concert will feature Devine, students from the Electronic Production and Design Department, and the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute.
From her beginnings in the '60s doo-wop scene to her revolutionary, solo ventures in the art-rock and new wave genres in the '80s, Nona Hendryx could be called music's "Queen of Transformation." Hendryx found her start in the group Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, whose fresh and tight harmonies had earned them a reputation as the "Sweethearts of the Apollo," and an induction into the R&B Hall of Fame in 1999. After signing to Atlantic Records, the group lost a member, but the remaining members reinvented themselves as what would become the iconic funk-rock group Labelle. In the '70s, Hendryx's empowering and socially conscious songwriting abilities helped Labelle earn three gold albums and a No. 1 platinum hit with the single "Lady Marmalade."