Experience the live performance and sound creation tools of tomorrow today! Using the latest technology for keys, synthesizers, and drums, Berklee alumnus Scott Tibbs and Sean Skeete, the assistant chair of the Ensemble Department, will show how the lines blur between composition and performance. Tibbs and Skeete will present a hands-on master class from noon to 2:00 p.m., followed by a student jam session and Dwele Ensemble performance from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Get your hands on the hottest creation tools for studio and stage. Plus, a lucky student will win a new Roland synthesizer!
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Hands-on exhibit and master class for students
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Dwele Ensemble performance and student jam session
Resident scholar Victor Wooten will discuss and demonstrate various jam techniques that often go unnoticed but contribute to the success of the soloist. The rhythm section has much responsibility in selling the soloist, song, and the entire band. Bring your ears and your instrument, and be prepared to jam.
Resident scholar Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey, chair of the Bass Department, explore various techniques for solo bass performance. Presenting the bass line, melody, harmony, and rhythmic accompaniment in various ways have been career enhancers for a generation of bassists. These techniques, even if not used in most contexts, deepen the bassist's knowledge of the song, form, and context.
Come learn how iZotope's innovative and award-winning studio tools make it easy to perfect your audio or vocal tracks. Glue a mix together, control dynamic range, and add rich character with Ozone 7's critically acclaimed music production tools. Give your mix an analog vibe with Ozone 7's new Vintage EQ, Vintage Compressor, and Vintage Tape modules. Fix troubled audio with unprecedented power and precision using RX5 audio repair and restoration software. RX5 Audio Editor’s groundbreaking improvements make it the go-to solution for repairing and enhancing production audio problems such as plosives, microphone bumps, and inconsistent levels.
Come see these latest features of iZotope's flagship products presented by product specialist and Berklee alumnus Brandon Carroll. Afterwards, be sure to visit the Learning Center where these powerful tools are available for you to use in your own productions.
Sponsored by the Mediterranean Music Institute, qanoun player and performer Tony Barhoum will offer a workshop on the Middle Eastern instrument the Qanoun. The workshop will include information about the Qanoun; its origins, the traditional music styles and modes that were played with this instrument, to where it is today and how it can be used in different styles and contemporary music.
Barhoum will demonstrate the different techniques that were used historically up to the development to modern uses. The workshop will also include demonstrations of the microtonal music, traditional modes and improvisations currently used.
Listen to Tony Barhoum perform on the quanoun here.
Totó la Momposina’s entire life has been dedicated to representing the music of Colombia’s Caribbean coastline. As a child, the conflict of La Violencia forced her family to flee their home and move to Bogotá. Totó emerged as a promising singer in the 1950s and formed her own band in the 1960s. She began touring internationally a decade later and cemented her global fame in the 1990s with a WOMAD tour across three continents, the release of La Candela Viva, and the many international shows and recordings that followed.
Totó continues to work tirelessly to promote the music of her homeland, driven by passion and the simple joy of performance. She has received the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the WOMEX Lifetime Achievement Award. Her latest album, Tambolero, is a re-creation of La Candela Viva.
In this week's forum Kenny Werner will discuss performance practices that support the full creative potential of each musician as presented in his book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within.
In this week's forum Lincoln Goines will discuss how the practice of Tai Chi contributes to physical, mental, and emotional balance, and how Tai Chi can be a useful tool for identifying playing-related tension patterns and opening constricted channels of the body.