Clinics and Master Classes

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

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

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