Clinics and Master Classes

The Art of Rhythm Section Accompaniment

Friday / November 18, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ron Savage

The Ron Savage Trio will perform with guest vibraphonist Cecilia Smith and other invited guests. After the performance, they will discuss various aspects and approaches to accompanying in the jazz genre.

Admission: 
Free

Clinic with Singer-Songwriter/Cellist Ben Sollee

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Ben Sollee

Join renowned singer-songwriter/cellist Ben Sollee for a session with Berklee cellists. Through coaching and demonstration, Sollee will share his expertise on playing, singing, writing, and arranging. Hear several of Berklee's cellists in full performance.

Admission: 
Free

Kelly Price: This Is Who I Am

Tuesday / November 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kelly Price is a double platinum R&B and Gospel recording artist, songwriter, producer, actress, and author who

has been nominated for seven Grammy awards.  Over the course of her remarkable career, Price has worked with countless luminaries across multiple musical genres, including Whitney Houston, Kanye West, Bonnie Raitt, Kim Burrell, the Isley Brothers, and Elton John.  

She has experienced highly publicized personal and professional challenges due to industry standards regarding body image, particularly for women artists.  During this clinic, Price will be joined by Leah Driscoll '03, Assistant Director of Health Promotion and chair of the Reach Out Initiative, to share her person

al journey toward self-acceptance and empowerment, and to discuss how aspiring artists can not only persevere and grow through adversity, but also positively affect the entertainment industry by challenging stereotypical standards of beauty and body-image norms.  Ms. Price will also present a brief performance, accompanied by Mark Copeland, Assistant Professor in the Ensemble department. 

This event is sponsored by Berklee's Reach Out Initiative.   For more information about the clinic, please contact Barbara Thomas and Leah Driscoll. 

Attendance at this event may be used towards the LiveWell/Health & Wellness program requirement for LHUM-100: Artistry, Creativity, and Inquiry. 

Admission: 
FREE

Bruce Cox Drum Set Clinic

Thursday / February 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Berklee alumnus Bruce Cox will offer a drum set clinic and share his professional experience. Cox has been a drummer for Fred Wesley and the New JB's, Sonny Rollins, JJ Johnson, Stanley Turentine, Ravi Coltrane, and many others. 

Admission: 
Free

Declaring Performance Major as a Voice Principal

Thursday / November 17, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Maureen McMullan, Assistant Chair of the Voice Department, will lead an information session on how to declare Performance Major as a Voice Principal. Don't miss this opportunity to learn firsthand about the application process, audition requirements, and the interview component. The event will also include a Q&A session featuring members of the Berklee Voice Faculty.

Admission: 
Free

Expressive Electronic Performance with the LinnStrument

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Expressive Electronic Performance with the LinnStrument
Roger Linn is arguably the most influential instrument designer of the past 35 years. His 1980 creation, the LM-1, was the first drum machine to use samples and swing. This drum machine helped define the sound of '80’s pop and it was adopted by Prince, who made it part of his signature sound during the decade. Michael Jackson also used it extensively on Thriller, and icons Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, the Cars, and Human League used it as well. Linn currently heads Roger Linn Design, and, in partnership with Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim, has designed the AdrenaLinn, LinnDrum II, and his latest creation, the LinnStrument. In 2011 he received a Grammy award for his immense contributions to the field of recorded music. 
Admission: 
Free

Visiting Artist Presentation: Umashankar Manthravadi

Monday / November 7, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Uma Manthravadi

Umashankar Manthravadi is an Indian-born artistic innovator and researcher in ancient acoustics. Uma has advanced the field, and the excitement around acoustic and electronic forms across disciplines – from archeology, theatre, film, documentary, music, anthropology, technology manufacturing, and art. 

In 1982, Manthravadi helped to set up and oversaw the technical operations of the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (American Institute of Indian Studies) in Delhi and Gurgaon. At the Institute, he collected and digitized about 40,000 hours of recordings. During the 1990s he taught sound recording, focussing on people who are non-professionals. Since then Uma has been involved in the study of early acoustics, and for the last ten years has been designing and building low cost but accurate ambisonic microphones for use in these measurements. 

Uma will be giving a presentation and demonstration on the Brahma microphone which he co-created with Nakul Sood at Embrace Cinema Gear, and will also share some of his research into ancient acoustics.

Admission: 
Free

Production Clinic with Lido

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston St
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Production Clinic with Lido
Producer for Chance the Rapper, Halsey and A$AP Mob.
Moderated by Sleeping Lion.
 
Join us for a rare opportunity to look at how a top-tier producer crafts his tracks. Lido will share insight into his workflows and techniques, giving an inside look at select session files of his productions. Boston based indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion will moderate and facilitate the discussion.
 
Three years ago, the name ‘Lido’ was something of a mystery. People were left guessing where these hyperactive, neon-coloured productions they kept hearing were coming from, that blended bouncy hip-hop with earworm hooks. The man behind the music has since surfaced: 23-year-old Norwegian Peder Losnegård, a producer with an insatiable appetite for beat-making and a unique take on the interplay between genres.
 
In the last year and a half, Lido has embarked on a sold-out US tour, produced for Chance the Rapper and A$AP Mob, while also executive producing Halsey’s ‘Badlands’. More recently, Kanye’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ inspired him to chuck the album into a blender for an eight-minute reimagining; the ‘Life of Peder’, hitting 1 million streams in less than 24 hours.
 
He has just released his debut album 'Everything' which is a concept-album about the emotional process that happens after a breakup. Lido is currently on tour in support of 'Everything' with a stop at the Berklee Performance Center on Friday, November 11 - Get tickets here
 
 
Admission: 
Free

MP&E Visiting Artist, Ross Hogarth

Friday / November 4, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.
The Ark
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

 Attention, MP&E Students!

Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Keb Mo, Ziggy Marley, Jewel, etc.) is our guest visiting artist this week. He will be visiting classes and will do an open recording session all-day Friday 9AM - 6PM. Any students free at 11am this morning are welcome to join in on the recording session underway in The Ark.

As part of his visit, Ross will be holding limited individual one-on-one office hours on Thursday 10AM-12PM and 2-4PM. These are open to any MP&E student in MP320 or above, and are on a first-come-first served basis. Sign-up is in the PWTD Booking Office, as per usual. 

 

Odd Meter Clinic and the East Mediterranean Approach

Friday / November 4, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Room 411, 921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Mahir Can Küçük
Matthew Muise

Turkish vocalist, bağlama player, and composer Mahir Can Küçük presents a clinic about odd meter grooves. In this clinic, the approach of an Eastern Mediterranean-based musician and a healthy approach of a Western musician will be presented. The presentation will start with the simple understanding of homogenous grooves and connect to the heterogenous grooves and explain why these grooves are trickier to internalize. Various live and video presentations will be included.

Mahir Can Küçük was born in Denizli, Turkey. After receiving a degree in industrial design, he began his studies at Berklee, studying contemporary writing and production. Besides being a writer, arranger and producer, Küçük is a vocalist who features Western contemporary music, Turkish classical, traditional, and contemporary music in his repertoire. He is able to sing microtonally, with knowledge of Turkish and Egyptian microtonal tradition. He plays baglama, bass guitar, piano, guitar, and hand percussion.

Küçük has performed at various Berklee Performance Center events, with both his Turkish and Western music background. Additionally, he has also performed on campus recitals with his organic world fusion and Turkish music band "The Çay Party."

Admission: 
Free

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