Professor Vadim Neselovskyi says that definitions of genres like pop, classical, and jazz are no longer relevant for people who create music. In his concert series Finding Your Own Voice, he seeks to nourish and support complete honesty of musical expression in students. This installment follows two that he says have created quite a buzz in the Berklee community.
"We 're trying to create music that goes in line with one's personal taste, music that the student would enjoy listening to. When we finally put together a program of original composition, we suddenly realize that we have an unbelievable diversity, from prog rock duos featuring distortion guitar via modern classical solo piano pieces to big productions involving turntables, keyboards, and recorder players," Neselovskyi said.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their musician friends to play with them. "The question that I get the most after the shows is, 'How is it possible to get so much music out of a regular private piano instruction class?'" he said.
Argentinean bassist and composer Tomas Latorre will present his first recital. He will be showcasing a new setup of his group, mixing music from Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, exploring rhythms such as chacarera, zamba, candombe, milonga, and samba. New sounds will be in the lead, such as harmonica, clarinet, and flute. The band will perform original music as well as arrangments of tunes by Peteco Carabajal, Daniel Maza, Jacob do Bandolim, and more.
A pithy amalgamation of all the best music in the world, squeezed in through Brogan Woodburn's ears and out through his guitar in a slew of original compositions. All pieces this Shostakovichian-Metal-Jazz power trio will perform are written by Woodburn, with the exception of one piece by Porcupine Tree.