Clinics and Master Classes

Intro to Video Game Scoring

Friday / July 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Intro to Video Game Scoring
When it comes to video game music, sonic transformation can be as unpredictable as the actions of the player at any given moment. In this workshop, Berklee's Video Game Music Club will discuss the aspects which make game audio unique, from interactive scoring techniques to audio team workflow. Club leaders will also explain what to look for when analyzing audio in real-time gameplay and what to take away from that analysis. Join the VGMC as they dive into a few of the infinite possibilities and learn how to get started in video game scoring. Attend to hear:
 
• Explanation and exploration of game audio
• Breakdown of common interactive techniques
• Live Xbox gameplay examples 
 
Admission: 
Free

Produce a Song in a Day

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Produce a Song in a Day

Interested in music production? In this event, Learning Center staff will produce a song using GarageBand, touching on virtual instruments, audio recording, and effects. We will also check out the mixing features in Logic, the popular production app. Learn everything you need to know to start and finish your own track.

Admission: 
Free

Drum Sequencing Showdown

Friday / July 8, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Drum Sequencing Showdown

There are a lot of different controllers with software and drum machines out there, but are they really helpful in creating drum sequences? Come and see as Learning Center trainer Eric Levine and lab manager Sohta Tsuchiya talk about the software and controllers they use to produce grooves and how they can help your creative workflow. 

Admission: 
Free

Overview of Sound Design in Audio Post-Production

Thursday / July 7, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Overview of Sound Design in Audio Post-Production
Sponsored by the Sound Design Network
 
This seminar delves into the definition, history, and tools utilized in the field of sound design for audio post-production. We'll look at real-world examples of this fascinating and creative craft, plus talk about the thinking involved. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A period with the speaker.
 
Brian McKeever, a graduate of Berklee and associate professor in the MP&E Department, is a senior audio post-production editor, mixer, and sound designer at Soundtrack Recording Studios in Boston, where he's been working on a diverse range of projects, including radio, TV, online advertising, independent films, and television shows for more than 23 years.
 
Admission: 
Free

Getting Into Sound for Virtual Reality

Wednesday / July 6, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Getting Into Sound for Virtual Reality
Daniel Perry '10
Presented by Daniel Perry '10, audio director at Owlchemy Labs, Austin, Texas
 
In this presentation, Perry will give an overview of current virtual reality experiences, what this means for the sound world, and how we approach creating sounds for the VR platform. He will also discuss some specific challenges introduced by development for virtual reality and how he resolved them in the new, multi-award nominated game Job Simulator.
 
 
Daniel Perry is an Israeli sound designer and music composer who focuses on sound design and music for games, film, and TV. Perry has worked on Snuggle Truck, Jack Lumber, Dyscourse, and Job Simulator, and took an active part in the music production of TV shows Rizzoli and Isles, and Royal Pains. He wrote music for the movie Surviving Confession, and short The Look, and between 2010-2013 he was a Berklee faculty member, teaching electronic production, theory, and ensembles in the Five-Week program.
Admission: 
Free

AES Berklee Student Chapter presents Elliot Scheiner

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
Shames Family Scoring Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A144
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Elliot Scheiner is a Producer, engineer and mixer of talented artists such as Foo Fighters, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Faith Hill, Steely Dan, Van Morrison, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton and many others.

OPEN TO ALL

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Shames Family Scoring Stage

160 Mass. Avenue

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Laura Rebolloso: Sones Jarochos, Elastic Compositions, and Improvisations

Wednesday / July 27, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Laura Rebolloso

Son jarocho is a popular genre that includes music, dance, and poetry. This tradition was born of many influences and cultural mixtures. The music of Spain and Portugal arrived in Veracruz, Mexcio, in colonial times, already culturally hibridized by the Middle Eastern and African diasporas. Thus, the musical culture of Veracruz was created from a mixture of diverse elements of the Olmec and Nahuatl prehispanic cultures, combined with many elements of the musical cultures that travelled across the seas during colonial times.

Now son jarocho, which flourishes in the fandango (a participatory and collective festivity), is a genre that has transcended social and geographic borders. 

Admission: 
Free

Daryl Lowery: The Art of Extemporaneous Composition: An Improviser's Approach to Writing Music

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Daryl Lowery (tenor sax) will perform new original music as well as selections from his quartet's 2016 release "For Those Who Wait" and his 2014 EP "Unity of One," followed by a discussion of the creative process involved with each composition and unique approaches to writing music based in the art of Improvisation.

A Berklee faculty member since 1987, Lowery came to Boston to study at the New England Conservatory. He has recorded for and performed with such notables as Dizzy Gillespie and Jackie Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake, and Boston’s funk legend Ellis Hall. He has been a member of Al Kooper’s band for the past 19 years and is featured on his latest releases "Black Coffee" and "White Chocolate." His group Instant!Groove released its highly successful first recording in 2004, about which Jazziz magazine wrote “[Daryl Lowery and Instant!Groove] specialize in the funky soul-jazz grooves commonly referred to as 'acid-jazz.'"

The band's 2013 release "Let It Go" features Ra-kalam Bob Moses on drums and the late T Lavitz on B3.

Admission: 
Free

Performing Songwriter's Winner's Meeting with Melissa Ferrick Performance and Q&A

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Melissa Ferrick will conduct a meeting of the Winner's of the Performing Songwriting Division of Berklee's Five Week Program. We will meet to secure information on your mentoring sessions, rehearsals, and performances. Melissa will also perform a short set and conduct a Q&A. All Winner's are required to come. All Five Week students are invited to the second half, starting at about 8pm, for the performance and Q&A.

Admission: 
Free

Practice Tips for Musicianship Class

Tuesday / July 19, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Faculty member and guitarist Mitch Seidman will demonstrate helpful practice and application techniques for Musicianship class. Various levels of experience will be addressed.

Admission: 
Free

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