Clinton Cerejo, a renowned musician from India, will be the guest artist for the Berklee Indian Ensemble’s fall semester concert. Clinton is one of the most well known names in Indian music today. A versatile multi-instrumentalist, a highly sought after vocalist and vocal arranger in the booming Indian advertising and film industry, and a gifted and experienced composer, Cerejo has mastered the art of merging Western theoretical and harmonic concepts with Indian classical and folk music. He has worked extensively with acclaimed artists including A. R. Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and Kailash Kher. Cerejo’s signature sound is recognized and appreciated not only in India, but in international circles as well. His song “Madari,” featuring Vishal and Sonu, went viral on YouTube, scoring more than 1.5 million views.
In this clinic and master class, Cerejo will present his insights into the world of composers, singer-songwriters, and arrangers in the music industry. He will work one-on-one with young musicians who will present original material under his guidance. His time as a guest artist at Berklee will culminate in a collaboration with the Berklee Indian Ensemble on November 26, 2013 at the Berklee Performance Center. The performance, titled "Shuruaat," will be directed by Berklee voice instructor Annette Philip.
The Composition Department commemorates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps" ("The Rite of Spring") with Don Sebesky's classic arrangement for jazz septet, as well as other events.
Bleep Blop Electroacoustic Ensemble will appear with the legendary tabla player Sandeep Das. This concert launches Bleep Blop’s fourth season and the beginning of a yearlong collaboration with Das. This is his first foray into live electronics.
The music will feature electronically manipulated tabla, analog synthesis, live video, and a new work for iPad ensemble. Bleep Blop's prior performances have successfully merged the art of acoustic music with the mystique of audio technology, but for this concert, the ensemble is going to bring improvisation and technology to a new level.
Performer and composer Das, twice nominated for Grammy Awards, performs regularly with the Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma as well as several internationally renowned artists. Das's very extensive bio can be read here.
Bleep Blop is an ensemble dedicated to the merging of acoustic performers with live electronics. The ensemble is dedicated to an overhaul of the concert experience and aims to provide an interactive environment for audiences.
Pianist/composer Tom Hojnacki and cellist Leo Eguchi offer the premiere of Hojnacki’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano.” The performance will also include Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano.”