Ken Zuckerman, internationally acclaimed as one of the finest sarod virtuosos performing today, presents this master class and clinic, cosponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, LearnQuest Academy, and the Liberal Arts Department. Zuckerman has also been called "one of the world’s most eclectic masters of improvisation.” He is a longtime disciple of sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan and has given innumerable concerts throughout India, the United States, and Europe to glowing reviews.
A professor of Indian music and Western Medieval lute at the Basel Conservatory and head of the Ali Akbar College of Music, both in Switzerland, Zuckerman teaches Western music of the Middle Ages and North Indian classical music. In this context, he has developed methods to teach modal improvisation. Based on traditional modes, he has created a path for students of several disciplines to approach the art of improvisation with confidence and inspiration. He has been at the vanguard of numerous cultural crossover projects, including the Grammy-nominated CD India Meets Persia with tar virtuoso Hossein Alizadeh.
Fractal Limit is Tatiana Parra (voice) and Vardan Ovsepian (piano). The musicians united to explore further innovative territories in the art of duo. The character of the pair’s newly written and arranged works is underlined by a duality, balancing a contrapuntal complexity with lyricism. This 45-minute recital, where Tatiana and Vardan will present material from their first album (Lighthouse), will be followed by a clinic, during which the musicians will share their approach to creating, arranging, rehearsing, and performing. Participants will be encouraged to perform in a duo format and to engage in a conversation about the art of duo.
Drummer Dave Calarco has played with an impressive list of jazz artists, including Randy Brecker, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Werner, and Joe Lovano. He has recorded and toured with the renowned baritone saxophonist Nick Brignola for over 25 years.
Join Berklee student Chris Burgess of the Video Game Music Club for an introduction into game audio. He'll discuss the skills needed to create audio for video games, roles in the industry, and tips for starting a career in game audio. No sign up is necessary; 5 week students are welcome to attend.
Pat Pattison, songwriting professor at Berklee, will discuss rhyme, lyric writing, and how to get the most out of your songs in this workshop.
As Pattison noted in an interview with Jonathan Feist, "Songs are made for ears, not eyes. Because people listen to songs, you learn to write for eyeless ears. Rhyme creates the ear’s roadmap through the lyric ideas..."
Come learn more at this event, which is hosted by the Berklee Center in LA and Village Studios.
In this clinic with with visiting artist Oscar Feldman, students will be introduced to the world of one of the most influential styles in music today. The topics covered in this clinic include: improvisation skills within the Latin jazz idiom; the most representative rhythmic patterns used in Latin jazz, such as rumba, cha-cha, Brazilian samba, and tango; solo analysis and solo transcription; melodic and rhythmic interpretation through listening and practice; and ensemble performance.
It’s taken some time, but the game has changed when it comes to the world of music production on the iPad. It is now viable to use the iPad on stage and in the studio for both performance and production. We’ll take a look at some of our favorite synthesizers and samplers for the iPad as well as a few useful pieces of hardware to enhance your experience. Sign up here.
Singer-songwriter Heather Schmid, her husband Dr. Rafay Mehdi, and Berklee faculty member Jon Finn will present a unique musical project. Their combined efforts blend classical, pop, world, blues and jazz musical sensibilities with neuroscience.
Their song "One Pakistan" has been gaining attention in that country, Dr. Mehdi's homeland. Schmid and Medhi have traveled to to Pakistan and performed for Pakistani dignitaries both here and abroad—now they come to Berklee to tell their story.