This program includes a wide range of music that revolves around percussion as the main voice. The program includes a marimba concerto, xylophone concerto, timpani solo, multipercussion solo, and pop compositions and arrangements by Jordan Brooks for marimba and rhythm section.
This concert is unlike any other at Berklee. It exposes "complete percussionist" to the audience in an intimate setting and uses as many percussion voices and musical genres as possible.
Rohan Krishnamurthy is a renowned international performer and promoter, as well as a virtuoso of the South Indian drum, the mridangam. Krishnamurthy received advanced mridangam training from maestro Guruvayur Dorai. He has performed with world-renowned artists, spearheaded new cross-musical collaborations, presented Indian percussion lectures, received prestigious international awards, and patented a drumhead tensioning system.
Krishnamurthy's multifaceted accomplishments as a performer, composer, educator, researcher, and entrepreneur earned him a private meeting with, and performance for, the president of India, Abdul Kalam. Krishnamurthy has a Ph.D. in musicology from the Eastman School of Music. Noted for his creative and dynamic approach, Krishnamurthy will present a clinic on the innovative and traditional dimensions of South Indian rhythm.
This event is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Liberal Arts Department.
The Doubleday Trio, led by vibraphonist and marimbist Joseph Doubleday, will be presenting a set of originals and arrangements with the unique instrumentation of vibraphone/marimba, acoustic bass, and drums.
Sending out a big THANK YOU to all the dedicated faculty, visiting artists, students and staff that contributed their energy, talents, and time to make this year's Berklee Percussion Festival a huge success!
Renowned master of world percussion, composer, and author Jerry Leake presents a master class focusing on Hindustani and Carnatic Indian music. On tabla, Leake has accompanied Ali Akbar Khan, Steve Gorn, Sharafat Ali Khan, and Chitravena Ravikiran, to name just a few. Leake is the co-founder of the award-winning world music ensemble Natraj, and also performs with Club d’Elf, the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society, and his acclaimed world-rock-fusion octet Cubist.
In this clinic, Leake will address the Hindustani music of North India and the Carnatic music of South India. Leake will also discuss merging rhythm theory and practice, compositional forms, improvisation, and much more.