Clinics and Master Classes

Rubén Amador and Yahuba

Monday / November 14, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Rubén Amador

Percussionist Rubén Amador and his group Yahuba present an interactive concert/clinic of the Afro-Puerto Rican musical traditions and evolution. From the bomba drumming and dances of the 18th century and the 19th century ballroom style of danza to the jíbaro music of the mountains and the urban sounds of the Plena, this will be a celebration of the rich and diverse culture of the island.

Yahuba features:

Rubén Amador, director (drums and percussion)
Aida Encarnación (voice, guitar, and percussion)
Christian Tonos (voice, percussion, and dancer)
José Eduardo Santana (cuatro, back vocals, and percussion)
Juan Arturo Ortiz (keyboard, back vocals, percussion, and dancer)
Alberto Alonso (percussion)
 
With guest performers:
Oscar Stagnaro (bass)
Fabiola Méndez (cuatro)

Admission: 
Free

Theme Writing and World Building

Friday / November 4, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Theme Writing and World Building
Join us as video game composers Kazuma Jinnouchi '03 and Nobuko Toda '03 discuss concepts and techniques for writing themes and building virtual worlds in large-scale works. Cosponsored by the Film Scoring Network.
 
Kazuma Jinnouchi
Since 2006, Kazuma Jinnouchi has worked on several award-winning video game titles including Halo 4 and Metal Gear Solid 4. He is currently a music composer and supervisor at Microsoft's 343 Industries.
 
Nobuko Toda
After graduating from Berklee, Toda worked at Konami Digital Entertainment as an in-house composer for seven years where she applied her film-scoring and orchestral mock-up skills. She composed music alongside Harry Gregson-Williams for cinematic scenes throughout Konami’s Metal Gear series. Subsequently, she established her own company, Film Score LLC, which specializes in the production of soundtrack. Her recent works include the TV series Time Scoop Hunter, future film Uzumasa Limelight, Microsoft’s Halo 4, and Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Admission: 
Free

Careers in Video Game Scoring: Halo and Beyond

Thursday / November 3, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Careers in Game Scoring: Halo and Beyond
Video game composers Kazuma Jinnouchi and Nobuko Toda will lead two presentations at the Learning Center for this very special event. Kazuma, composer at 343 Industries, will discuss music composition, production, and implementation in AAA game Halo 5: Guardians. Nobuko, composer of numerous game titles, including many from the Metal Gear Solid series, will be speaking about career development as a game and film composer, differences between in-house and contract work, and insight into the skills required to have a career in scoring. Cosponsored by the Video Game Music Club. 
Admission: 
Free

BMI Day at Berklee Presenting Lolita Ritmanis and Miriam Cutler

Monday / November 14, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
BMI Logo

BMI and the Film Scoring Department welcome film composers Lolita Ritmanis and Miriam Cutler for a panel discussion in honor of BMI at Berklee Day.

Emmy-winning composer Lolita Ritmanis's credits include hundreds of hours of music scored for Batman Beyond, Batman: The Killing Joke, Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Justice League, and Superman, to name a few. Miriam Cutler has scored more than 100 films and television programs, written songs for film and TV, created music for circus and theater projects, produced and recorded albums, and performed live in many bands and venues. Her credits include HBO's Emmy Award- winning Ghosts of Abu Grahib and Vito, Emmy-nominated Ethel and Thin, Oscar-nominated Poster Girl and King's Point, and films The Hunting Ground, Family Affair, Lost in La Mancha and One Lucky Elephant. Together, Rimanis and Cutler are the cofounders of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, which aims to increase the visibility of women composers in media scoring.

Admission: 
Free

Dick Lovgren, Meshuggah Bassist

Wednesday / November 2, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Dick Lovgren, Virtuoso bassist of the Swedish Metal band Meshuggah, shares his experience, wisdom, and musicality.
Hosted by Berklee Bass Chair, Steve Bailey.

Admission: 
Free

REAL BOY Film Screening

Wednesday / November 2, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Real Boy Film Screening
A scene from the film "REAL BOY"
Cosponsored by Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Liberal Arts
With a Q&A moderated by BUGLE, featuring director Shaleece Haas and Bennett Wallace.
 
REAL BOY is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.
 
Admission: 
Free

Bruce Molsky giving free lessons on November 14-15

Monday / November 14, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Bruce Molsky will be on campus (Monday-Tuesday November 14-15th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Bruce Molsky

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius.

In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller.

For more information about Bruce visit http://www.brucemolsky.com

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines giving free lessons on November 17-18

Thursday / November 17, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines will be on campus (Thursday-Friday November 17-18th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Paul Rishell & Annie Raines:

Since 1992 Paul Rishell & Annie Raines have been hailed as one of the world’s best country blues duos. They have recorded 6 albums together including the W.C. Handy Award-winning Moving to the Country (2000), and received numerous award nominations from the Blues Foundation. They have performed and recorded with John Sebastian, Susan Tedeschi, Pinetop Perkins and Rory Block. They have opened for Ray Chares, Dr. John, and Little Feat, and performed on international radio and TV shows including Late Night with Conan O’Brien and A Prairie Home Companion. They continue to perform American roots music and their own compositions at festivals, concert halls, and clubs all over the world.

For more information about Paul & Annie visit http://www.paulandannie.com

 

Bruce Molsky giving free lessons on October 24-26

Monday / October 24, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Bruce Molsky will be on campus (Monday-Wednesday October 24-26th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Bruce Molsky

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius.

In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller.

For more information about Bruce visit http://www.brucemolsky.com

The History and Future of Electronic Instrument Technology

Wednesday / November 9, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Berklee College of Music and the Office for the Arts at Harvard will jointly present a panel discussion on the history and future of electronic instrument technology featuring Roger Linn, instrument designer/producer and guitarist, Prince Charles Alexander, professor of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee, Russell Graham, keyboardist/producer and Harvard alumnus, and Michael Bierylo, chair of the Electronic and Sound Design Department at Berklee. The discussion will be moderated by Dan Freeman, bassist/producer/music technologist and NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music faculty member and Harvard alumnus.  

Beginning with historical aspects of electronic music technology, this panel of inventors, musicians, composers and engineers will discuss the many future directions of musical instrumentation. The event will also include demonstrations of instruments currently in development and their applications for music making in the coming decades.


Roger Linn

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. 


Russell Graham

Panelist Russell Graham currently works full time with Nile Rodgers as an engineer, keyboardist, guitarist, and vocal arranger. He tours extensively worldwide as a member of Chic. He has worked as a keyboardist, guitarist, vocalist, and/or musical director for a who’s who of R&B artists, including Ashford & Simpson, Patti Austin, Mary J. Blige, Roberta Flack, Alicia Keys and many more. Graham has performed as part of the house band for American Idol, the BET Awards, and the Grammy Awards.


Dan Freeman

Moderator Dan Freeman (CØm1x) ‘97 is a Brooklyn-based bassist/producer/music technologist. One of the world's leading experts on the integration of live instruments with laptops using Ableton Live, he does live electronic sets that integrate live musicianship with improvised sound creation and visuals. He has performed and presented at venues, festivals, and universities globally. Currently, Freeman has a production studio in Brooklyn where he mixes, remixes electronic music, and writes for film. Freeman is on the faculty of New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music where he designed the MIDI production curriculum. He is also the director of the Brooklyn Digital Conservatory.


Prince Charles AlexanderPanelist Prince Charles Alexander is a sought-after recording and mixing engineer whose clients include Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, Faith Evans, P. Diddy, the Notorious B.I.G., and many more. Alexander has garnered more than 40 platinum and gold certifications from the RIAA and has multiple Grammy Awards and nominations. He teaches advanced production and mixing at Berklee, and is an adjunct instructor at New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music.


Michael Bierylo

Panelist Michael Bierylo is an electronic musician, guitarist, composer, and sound designer. He has performed throughout the U.S. as a member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, as well as a solo artist performing with laptop computer and modular synthesizers in the U.S., Berlin, Shanghai, and Krakow. His composition “Koralate" appeared on the Hundred Dollar Guitar Project CD. Recent projects include work on the films Granito, The Reckoning, and Traces of the Trade, all featured at the Sundance Film Festival. He is currently the chair of the Electronic Production and Design Department at Berklee.

 

Admission: 
Free

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