Clinics and Master Classes

Planet MicroJam Mictrotonal Organ Clinic with John Medeski

Friday / February 5, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Don't miss the Planet MicroJam Microtonal Organ Clinic with John Medeski, Calvin Weston, and David Fiuczynski.

Many people love the organ, but not many know that on some organs you can detune the upper register by a quarter tone. Medeski will demonstrate how this works and then play a few microjam standards with the institute. Best known for his band Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Medeski has played with John Scofield, Iggy Pop, and Trey Anastasio, among others, besides being featured on many John Zorn projects. The performance will also feature Calvin Weston on drums.

Admission: 
Free

Skype Interview with Anne Cecere and Inon Zur

Wednesday / December 9, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
BMI, Anne Cecere, Inon Zur, Fallout 4, Video Game Scoring
Anne Cecere / Inon Zur
Presented by the Film Scoring Network in collaboration with the Video Game Music Club, this interview will feature a conversation with Anne Cecere, director of film and TV relations at BMI, and Inon Zur, composer for the most anticipated game of 2015, Fallout 4. Various topics will be discussed, including Cecere's work at BMI, Inon's work with Bethesda for Fallout 4, and what steps aspiring composers should take in order to break into the industry.
 
Cecere oversees BMI's relationships in the increasingly important video game community. She is currently the vice president of the California Copyright Conference and sits on the Board of Directors for the Society of Singers. Her professional affiliations also include the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys), the National Association of Recording Arts and Science (Grammys), Association of Independent Music Publishers, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, the National Association of Professional Women, the Game Audio Network Guild, and the Women's Industry Network (WIN), which she cofounded.
 
Zur is a two-time British Academy of Film and Television Arts–nominated composer renowned for his emotionally dynamic, original music scores for film, television, and blockbuster video game franchises such as Fallout, Dragon Age, Disney’s Fantasia, and Prince of Persia. Zur’s music has been performed in concerts worldwide by top orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London. He has also produced and collaborated with international recording artists including Florence + the Machine.
Admission: 
Free

Victor Wooten’s Woodshed

Friday / December 4, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Room 2Z2
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States

Victor Wooten's Woodshed is open to all instruments, with the focus on playing and listening skills...and anything else that comes up! 

Victor Wooten’s Woodshed

Thursday / December 3, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Room 2Z2
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States

Victor Wooten's Woodshed is open to all instruments, with the focus on playing and listening skills...and anything else that comes up! 

Victor Wooten’s Woodshed

Tuesday / December 1, 2015 / 10:00 a.m.
Room 1Z
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
Victor Wootens Woodshed. All instruments WELCOME. Come to Play and Learn

Victor Wooten's Woodshed is open to all instruments, with the focus on playing and listening skills...and anything else that comes up! 

PWMTD Visiting Artist Event-John Storyk

Tuesday / December 1, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.

PWMTD Visiting Artist Event: John Storyk

Lessons from Jimmy Hendrix’s

Electric Lady Studios

Architecture and Acoustics of Recording Studios

Analysis to Prediction to Realization

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Shames Family Scoring Stage/160

The recording studio has changed dramatically in the past 10 years in ways that were almost unpredictable. The shift from large ‘all at once’ sessions to a file-based mixing process has ushered in a new era of small, yet extremely powerful and highly flexible audio content creation environments. These ‘next generation’ rooms continue to depend on pristine acoustics, while the aesthetic and comfort factors remain high priorities. Come hear John Storyk discuss modern studio design approaches as an introduction to his SP16 class MTEC-360 Architecture and Acoustics of Critical Listening Environments. John Storyk, Co Founder and Principal of Walters-Storyk Design Group has been responsible for designing over 3000 media and content creation facilities worldwide. Credits include Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios (1969); NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center, Berklee College of Music, Boston (2015 TEC Award winner), and Valencia, Spain; and private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Timbaland, film composers Carter Burwell and A.R. Rahman, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Owl City, Harry Connick Jr., and Grammy award winning producer Paul Epworth, among scores of others.

Open to all

PWMTD Visiting Artist T Bone Burnett

Tuesday / December 1, 2015 / 11:00 a.m.
Shames Family Scoring Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A144
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes

11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grammy Winning Producer/Composer T Bone Burnett will discuss Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, a collaborative album project from Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) and producer T Bone Burnett. The album was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where the artists and Burnett convened for two weeks to write and create music for a treasure trove of recently discovered lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967 during the period that generated the recording of the legendary Basement Tapes. Please join the producer discussing the formidable artistic challenge of completing these found Dylan lyrics.

Open to all

Sound Creation and Performance Tools: Faculty Preview

Thursday / November 19, 2015 / 11:00 a.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

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. There will be a special preview for faculty members only from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join Tibbs and Skeete for 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. Read more about the afternoon events.

Admission: 
Free

Children of the Light Clinic

Tuesday / November 17, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Children of the Light
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features world-acclaimed trio Children of the Light with artistic director Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade.
 
The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. The BGJI provides a comprehensive, contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural  environment.
 
Admission: 
Free

Pro Tools: Fewer Clicks, More Shortcuts

Thursday / November 19, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
ProTools, Workflow, Protools Shortcuts, Esoteric Sound Studio
With today's computing power, we have more powerful and efficient tools for music production than ever before. Of these, Pro Tools is one of the most popular and ubiquitous software tools in the industry. Join us as alumnus Pablo San Martin, who studied music production and engineering and is currently an engineer at Esoteric Sound Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts, shares techniques to achieve premeditated results, helping you improve your production workflow with ease. Learn how to expand upon the functionality within Pro Tools, turning it to your creative advantage, and improve your impact as a musician, producer, or mix engineer.
 
Topics include the following:
  • Workflow, shortcuts, and organization
  • Basics of Pro Tools, zooming tools, and window configurations
  • The importance of editing and where to get started
  • Beat detective versus manual editing
  • Elastic audio and when to use it
  • Powerful shortcuts
Admission: 
Free

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