Clinics and Master Classes

Weekly Tai Chi for Faculty/Staff with Lincoln Goines

Monday / May 23, 2016 / 8:00 a.m.
1108 Boylston St, Room 202
Boston
MA
02215

Please join Lincoln Goines for his weekly clinic focused on the practice of Tai Chi on Mondays from 8:00-9:00AM in 1108-202 (Movement Room). This class is free to all Berklee faculty and staff.

Admission: 
Free

Cymatic Brain: A MasterClass and Concert by Marek Choloniewski

Monday / April 25, 2016 / 9:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

Marek Choloniewski will lead a masterclass and also play his music: "Waves" (for amplified & cymatic brainwaves), "WYSYG" (for light and computer), "Dark & Light Zone" (gestural theater), "Physical Modeling with Parachora", video by Milosz Luczynski.

Marek is Head of Electroacoustic Music Studios at the Academy of Music and Audiosphere Lab at Intermedia Department at Fine Arts Academy in Krakow, and is the founder and President of Muzyka Centrum Art Society and Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music.

He is the President of International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music, Director of Audio Art Festival in Krakow, and founder of many groups and ensembles including Freight Train, ch&k&k, dizzy kinetics. He is author of many art projects, instrumental and electroacoustic music, sound and video installations, interactive, space/environment, audiovisual and net-art projects. He has received Honorable Award of the Polish Composers Union, Award of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well as the Independent Project grant of the CEC ArtsLink in New York.
 

Admission: 
Free

In the Mix with Leslie Brathwaite

Wednesday / April 20, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Leslie Brathwaite
Join us for this clinic with Leslie Brathwaite, the mix engineer of Pharrell Williams's smash hit, "Happy." He will be interviewed by Prince Charles Alexander, a professor in the Music Production and Engineering Department.
 
Winner of several Grammy awards, Brathwaite is originally from the Virgin Islands, where a vibrant local music scene made a great impression on him. He started out with a small multitrack recorder and a studio he set up in his bedroom. To expand his horizons and learn more about recording, he went to Full Sail in Florida, where he attended the recording arts program and graduated in 1992. Following this, Brathwaite moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where big-name producers like Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Babyface, and LA Reid were building a big scene. Brathwaite found a job working with Austin at his studio, DARP. He then moved to Patchwork Studios in 2001 and to Akon's studio facility, Music Box, in 2012. While working in these three studios over the last 22 years, Brathwaite has amassed an astonishing amount of credits. Allmusic.com lists a whopping 349 credits, including Outkast, Boyz II Men, Cypress Hill, Toni Braxton, and Björk, among many others.
Admission: 
Free

Songwriting Clinic with Skylar Grey

Wednesday / April 20, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
https://learningcenter.berklee.edu/event/songwriting-clinic-skylar-grey
Skylar Grey

Join us for this songwriting clinic with Skylar Grey, Interscope Records recording artist and five-time Grammy nominee. The clinic will be moderated by Bonnie Hayes, chair of the Songwriting Department. The event will feature an interview discussing Grey's career and artistic journey as well as a Q&A session and an intimate acoustic performance.

A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Grey is responsible for cowriting some of the most memorable songs to light up the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales charts, totaling more than 25 million singles globally. Grey cowrote the highest selling single of 2010, Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” which earned her Grammy nominations for best song and best rap song of the year. Her critically acclaimed album, Don’t Look Down, executive produced by Eminem and Alex Da Kid, was released by KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records and debuted at no. 8 on the Billboard Top 200, positioning her as a leading alternative singer-songwriter. She has worked with an array of artists, cowriting and being featured on songs with Dr. Dre, Nicki Minaj, will.i.am, David Guetta, and Kid Cudi, among others. Recently, Grey's song for the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack, “I Know You,” reached no. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart while the video is fast approaching 30 million Vevo views. She recently contributed to the soundtrack for the next movie in the Fast and Furious franchise and toured the country with X Ambassadors for their sold-out dates in October and November. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her new album, which will be released this spring.

Admission: 
Free

Compositional Techniques in Contemporary Algerian Music

Wednesday / April 13, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Redha Benabdallah will give a musical analysis of Salim Dada's comtemporary compositions and a presentation of the nawba (musical repertory in Algeria and Maghreb) and the kwitra, the Algerian lute.

Salim Dada is a Algerian musician, composer, and musicologist. He is an ethnomusicology researcher at Centre National de Recherche Préhistorique, Anthropologique et Historique in Algiers; a lecturer in music education and guitar at ENS-Algiers; a Ph.D. student in musicology at the Paris-Sorbonne University; and a composer-in-residence at Symphony Orchestra Divertimento.

Redha Benabdallah is a French and Algerian musician, musicologist, and teacher. He has a Ph.D. in musicology from Sorbonne University and is a professor of Arabic-Andalusian music at the Conservatory of Music in Roubaix (France). In 2006, he took first place in the kwitra at an international competition at Algiers.

Richard Ludlow Job Application Demo Derby

Thursday / April 21, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

EPD and FILM alum Richard Ludlow '14, is the Audio Director at Hexany Audio, a game audio production studio based in Los Angeles that produces music and sound for games and game trailers.

The Job Application Demo Derby is an excellent opportunity for you to apply for a mock job position and have your resume, cover letter, and website critiqued. Richard found that they eliminate more than half of all applicants purely due to poor practices and habits applicants have when applying to jobs. This session will offer invaluable insight into the hiring process, how applicants are reviewed and considered, and things you can do to ensure that your demo reel is listened to and considered. For more information on how to participate, visit this hexanyaudio web page. You are welcome to attend even if you do not submit a mock application.

Michael Bierylo
Chair, Electronic Production and Design

Admission: 
Free

Question-and-answer session with Broadway Music Director and Berklee alum Stephen Oremus

Sunday / April 17, 2016 / 2:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Broadway music director, arranger, and Berklee alumnus Stephen Oremus will be holding a question and answer session for Berklee and Boston Conservatory musical theater students on Sunday April 17th from 2:30 - 4 in Berk Hall (1140 Boylston, 1A).  Stephen’s credits include arranger and orchestrator for AVENUE Q, musical director and arranger for WICKED, arranger and orchestrator for ALL SHOOK UP, and musical director for 9 to 5. He won best orchestration Tony Awards for THE BOOK OF MORMON (with Larry Hochman) and KINKY BOOTS.

Neil Donohoe and Eric Stern will moderate.

Admission: 
Free

Career Lab

Thursday / April 14, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Career Lab

The Berklee Student Entrepreneurship Association (SEA) will host a pilot edition of the Berklee Career Lab. The Career Lab is a career fair where local startups and companies will come to have career chats with Berklee students. Come to network and learn about cool opportunities available in the Boston area after graduation.

Please RSVP at http://berkleecareerlab.eventbrite.com.

Admission: 
Free; please RSVP (link above)

Josh Shpak Clinic: Practices of the Effective Musician

Saturday / April 9, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
Monterey Conference Center Pavilion
1 Portola Plz
Monterey
CA
United States
93940
Josh Shpak Band
David Green

“I love connecting with people,” says young trumpeter Josh Shpak.  “Whether they be teenagers or your grandma, if I can see that they’re feeling the music, I’m happy.”

This breaking of generational gaps has become somewhat of a habit for the 22-year-old Berklee College of Music student. With a wide stylistic palette of influences from classic jazz to electronica, Shpak has made himself a wanted commodity in the music world. This cross-generational quality has launched a career playing with jazz heavyweights such as George Garzone, Dave Liebman, and Jimmy Heath; soul legends Tower of Power; young crossover innovators like Casey Benjamin, Nir Felder, and John Daversa; and pop and opera superstar Josh Groban. A protégé of jazz icon Clark Terry, Shpak is dually driven by a great respect for the past and a drive to put his own mark on the future, saying, “Every great musician in history has been completely present in his or her own time period while using their knowledge of the tradition to drive their creative forces.”

Shpak is currently a member of Boston-based rock/funk/dance-pop band Ripe, acoustic world-jazz ensemble The Affinity Quartet, the Mario Castro Quintet, and numerous other projects. He also performs with his own group, the Josh Shpak Band, a cutting-edge modern jazz outfit that incorporates the sounds of rock, electronic, and film music with jazz. The band’s debut EP, ASTATIC, released in the late summer of 2015, features artwork by Leigh McCloskey, whose inspired inventiveness has graced the cover of Flying Lotus’s Cosmogramma and the Rolling Stones’ Bigger Bang Tour.

Watch the Josh Shpak Band perform their song, "Always Gone:"

Admission: 
Free

Horn Recording Techniques Workshop

Friday / April 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Horn Recording Techniques Workshop
Although the quality of today's virtual horn libraries is very high, recording horn players live can be a rewarding way to achieve natural-sounding horn parts. In this workshop, we will record solo instruments and small horn ensembles, looking at methods applicable to working in contemporary styles. Along the way we will look at some of the basic equipment needed to record in both project studios and at remote locations. We will also discuss microphones and miking techniques.
 
Topics include the following:
  • Pro Tools session setup and prep
  • Required equipment
  • Microphone selection and placement
  • Mono and stereo recording
Admission: 
Free

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