Much like the first time I heard John Coltrane’s Giant Steps album, Indian music startled my sense of curiosity. Below, I’ll discuss some Indian musical elements that I incorporated in my composition Triloka: Three Realms.
Based in Toronto, Linda Manzer works mostly solo in her shop, hand-building a small number of acoustic guitars every year for demanding customers such as Metheny, singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn, and jazz guitarist Julian Lage ’09.
Nadia Sosnoski '12 is often booked for appearances that feature her singing while suspended on aerial silks before her audience. Her unique combination of singing and aerial arts used to be a rarity in Music City, but has become one way for Sosnoski to—let’s say— elevate her profile.
Streaming platforms now boast more than 100 million paying subscribers worldwide. And the popularity of these services continues to rise, with more than one trillion plays logged last year alone. The times, they are a-changin’.
After four decades Bill Scism, a professor in the Jazz Composition Department, retired in the summer of 2016. During a recent phone call, Scism reflected on his musical journey, the largest portion of which includes his 41 years as a faculty member at Berklee.
Associate professor Tim Huling orchestrated and produced music for the Motiongate amusement park in Dubai. He also composed a tone poem depicting the story of an African American child before the Civil War.
Associate professor and percussionist Jerry Leake released the album Crafty Hands featuring professor Randy Roos, and instructor Steve Hunt. Leake also published the novel Second Chance.
Drummer, composer, and producer, Jeffrey Meyer of New York City released his fifth solo album, Tango, featuring pianist Michael Pellera ’76, vocalist Woody Mann, saxophonist Tony Dagradi, and bassist Ed Wise. The album is available on iTunes.
Christian Jacob of Los Angeles, CA, composed themes for the film Sully. Tierney Sutton ’87 collaborated with director Clint Eastwood on the song “Flying Home” for the film, and the Tierney Sutton Band performed the music.