Clinics and Master Classes

Workshop with Valerie Vigoda

Friday / October 2, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join the Berklee String Department for a clinic with Valerie Vigoda, lead singer and electric violinist of alt-rock jam band Groovelily. In addition to touring with Cyndi Lauper and Joe Jackson, Vigoda frequently performs one-woman shows using live looping and electronics. She has composed 12 musicals and is currently in Boston for a 13-performance run of her off-Broadway smash, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me.

Admission: 
Free

Ableton Live Performance Techniques

Friday / October 2, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Although Ableton Live has for many become a first choice studio production environment, the original intent of the program was to enable musicians to bring computers on stage for performance.

Although Ableton Live has become for many a first-choice studio production environment, the original intent of the program was to enable musicians to bring computers on stage for performance. Live continues to excel in this role and empowers musicians, DJs, and producers alike to leverage the power of their computers in performing their music. In this session, we’ll touch on the features of Live that are useful in performance, including:

  • Clip-oriented techniques
  • Launch modes
  • Follow actions
  • Dummy clips
  • Essential effects
  • Series, parallel, and master effects
  • Audio effect racks and macros
  • Use of the crossfader
  • Incorporating MIDI controllers
  • Keyboard controllers, pad controllers, iPad controllers
  • Mapping controls
  • Using multiple controllers
  • Basics of MIDI sync
Admission: 
Free

Reason Workshop with Gerry Basserman from Propellerhead

Monday / September 28, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Reason users have always praised Reason for its inspiring workflow

Reason users have always praised Reason for its inspiring workflow. Like a musical instrument, Reason’s immediacy means less thinking about software and more experimentation with music and technology. Combine, layer, and mix instruments to create anything from lush and evolving aural landscapes to performance-friendly instrument setups. With gigabytes of carefully sculpted synths, samples, drum kits, loops, and effects for every conceivable style, the built-in sound bank is packed with everything you'll need from the start.

Join us as Reason specialist Gerry Basserman demos the features of this music production tool.

 
Admission: 
Free

Terence Blanchard and Sean Jones Workshop

Thursday / September 24, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Two stellar trumpeters will convene in 1140/1W for a workshop that will explore the connections between composition and performance related to one of the native instruments of jazz, the noble trumpet. Connecting with the tradition that arose in their native city of New Orleans, Terence Blanchard, Visiting Scholar in Jazz Composition will team up with Brass Department Chair and recording artist Sean Jones to present this workshop that is open to Berklee students.

Thursday, September 24th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Clinic Concert Hall 1W

Please contact jazzcomposition@berklee.edu with any questions.

Admission: 
Free

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The Stretch Music App and Recording

Thursday / September 24, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Stretch Music App is an interactive music player of Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah's Stretch Music recording. Darla Hanley, dean of the Professional Education Division, will interview Scott aTunde Adjuah '05 as he demonstrates the app, which allows musicians to completely control their practicing, listening, and learning experience by customizing the player to fit their specific needs and goals.

By controlling the customized audio channels of every instrument on the recording, musicians are able to build the perfect environment to play over. Available through the App Store on iTunes, the Stretch Music App gives musicians the ability to mute, solo, pan, and fade any instrument chosen, and provides tempo control, looping, and sheet music for each part. Stretch Music creates a compelling educational experience for efficient learning, while it helps developing musicians delve into a new style of creative improvisation and expression.

Watch Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah talk about recording Stretch Music at Berklee: 

George Massenburg-Jonathan Wyner: Mastering

Tuesday / September 29, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

 

M Works Mastering Studios

1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 17B

Cambridge, MA 02141

Mastering: Man versus Machine-All about mastering and more.

What is it? What to expect from it?  Can you learn to do it?  What about automated mastering anyway?  LANDR-PROSTUDIO MASTER 

Bring your curiosity, questions and an open mind.

MP&E Visiting Artist Sylvia Massy, Open Recording Session

Friday / September 25, 2015 / 11:00 a.m.
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A144
Boston
MA
United States
02115

 

Join us for an Open Recording Session with MP&E visiting artist, Sylvia Massy.

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Shames Family Scoring Stage, 160 Mass. Avenue

Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Studio Owner, Painter and Author, Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down, Bjork, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more) will be producing and engineering an open recording session demonstrating some of her adventuresome and provocative recording techniques.  Sylvia's big "go-for'it" attitude has resulted in some of the heaviest rock records in recent history.

For more information, visit:  http://sylviamassy.com

OPEN TO ALL!

 

Admission: 
Free

Forum Featuring Danilo Pérez and John Patitucci

Wednesday / November 4, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Danilo Pérez and John Patitucci.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. 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

Forum Featuring Adam Cruz and Alan Pasqua

Wednesday / October 28, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Adam Cruz and Alan Pasqua.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. 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

Forum Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington and Joe Lovano

Wednesday / October 21, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Terri Lyne Carrington and Joe Lovano.
 
The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. 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

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