Clinics and Master Classes

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

Cirque du Soleil Performer Info Session

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
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From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. It has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators around the world. Cirque du Soleil is offering onstage career opportunities for acrobats, athletes and artists in its current shows and upcoming creations.

Come meet Artistic Talent Scout, Claude Vendette, at Berklee to learn more about Cirque and get an insight on the casting process from the audition to the onstage experience.

Admission: 
Free

Spatial Audio and Live Performance Systems Design

Friday / October 28, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Rm. B54, 150 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Richard Graham

Richard Graham will present his most recent performance system for multichannel guitar and his ambisonics library for Pd and Max/MSP, which includes a decoder for Berklee’s new 10.2 studio. Graham will also discuss his general approach to performance systems design, with a specific focus on feature extraction, mapping strategies, and the application of physical models for spatialization.

The concert will feature two semi-improvised pieces for multichannel guitar and (10.2) multichannel loudspeaker array.

4:00 p.m. Presentation
6:00 p.m. Performance

Seating is limited, so plan to get there early for each of the events.

Richard Graham is a guitarist and computer musician from Northern Ireland. He has performed across the U.S., Asia, U.K., and Europe, including festivals and conferences such as Celtronic and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. He has composed music for British and American television, recorded live sessions for BBC radio, and his music has been authored for the popular video game, Rock Band.

Admission: 
Free

Declaring Performance Major as a Voice Principal

Thursday / October 20, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In this interactive clinic, presented by the Voice Department, students will learn about the application process, deadlines, and the audition/interview requirements to Declare as a Performance Major (Voice Principal). Watch a live audition, ask questions, and find out what it's all about!

Admission: 
Free

Pro Tools 12 New Features

Tuesday / October 18, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Pro Tools 12 New Features
Presented by Greg Chin, recording artist, producer, DJ and application specialist at Avid.
Cosponsored by the Pro Tools User Group BostonBerklee AES chapterMP&E and Parsons Audio.
 
Compose, record, edit, and mix music and audio with arguably the industry standard DAW. Power your sound with the tools that power the industry. Create music or sound for film/TV and connect with a premier network of artists, producers, and mixers around the world. Get insight on using Pro Tools latest features and come prepared with your best questions.
 
Greg Chin is a Miami-based techno, house, and electronic music producer and DJ with production work spanning a plethora of labels such as Plastic City, Ovum, Murk, Circle, Tronic, Monoid, Guidance, Nervous, Azuli, Defected, Dutchie, petFood, and many more. He is also a music technologist and a member of the Pro Audio Team at Avid.
 
Admission: 
Free

Publishing in the New Music Industry

Wednesday / October 19, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Publishing in the New Music Industry
Mike Daly will host a live discussion about where songwriters are making money now, whether and when to sign a publishing deal, what types of deals are most beneficial for songwriters, and answer any questions about publishing your songs. 
 
Mike Daly is a producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist as well as the executive director for A&R and music publishing at the Disney Music Group (Hollywood Records, DMG Nashville, Walt Disney Records, and Disney Music Publishing). Daly attended Berklee College of Music, graduating in 1994. He first came to prominence as Whiskeytown’s resident multi- instrumentalist and cowriter, and has had songs recorded by artists such as Jason Mraz, Lana Del Rey, Lucy Hale, Alberta Cross, and Young the Giant, among others. In 2008, Daly wrote his first book, Time Flies When You’re in a Coma: The Wisdom of the Metal Gods.
Admission: 
Free

Double Edge Theatre Open Training

Friday / October 21, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
31 Hemenway Street, T401
Boston
MA
02215

Join us! Double Edge Theatre will be presenting a two-hour training session and conversation about their work, training methodology, and residency at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. All levels and all students are welcome to observe or participate!

Space is limited - Please RSVP to: wstrukus@bostonconservatory.edu

Admission: 
Free

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