Performance

Federico Aubele / Leif Vollebekk

Wednesday / November 6, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Federico Aubele
Leif Vollebekk

Federico Aubele's haunting signature sound, with its precise beats, scattered bandoneon samples, and dark atmospherics, can be described as cinematic, tripped-out, tango-infused instrumental music. "I always loved instrumental music. From Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother, to Piazzolla's album Pulsacionto Baden Powell's Afro Sambas to Boards of Canada. When there are no lyrics, a barrier is lifted and the music connects directly to other areas of your subconscious, often with emotions that are hard to put into words."

Patiently crafted over two years in his Brooklyn studio, Aubele's new album, 5, takes you into that room. And you don't want to leave. You want to dive into that narcotic sway and remain there. Aubele works alone, like a fisherman waiting for the tide, painstakingly, making sure every sound marries other elements on the track.

Leif Vollebekk spent two years searching for perfect takes. This search took him from his home in Montreal to a studio in Manhattan, from a farmhouse in Woodstock, New York, to a mansion outside Paris. The result is a dusty, polished, new, and old record called North Americana

North Americana took years to make. “All this time,” Vollebekk says, “trying to get one take.” But the result is beautiful, alive, human—shambling ballads, noisy folk songs, and vivid portraits of a 27-year-old’s watercolor life. “I feel like I created a record from 1970-something that no one’s heard before,” Vollebekk says. “I’m haggard and this record is all I got.”

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $15 day of show, general admission

Nigel Tay: Good Intentions, Good Executions

Friday / September 27, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Nigel Tay, a singer-songwriter from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, gives an hour-long performance of R&B and pop music that includes both covers and original compositions. 

Admission: 
Free

Jay Stolar / Secret Someones

Friday / November 8, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Jay Stolar
Secret Someones

Jay Stolar is a soul singer with an impressive arsenal of heart-gripping songs. Extremely active in the New York City music scene, Stolar’s live performances hearken back to the early days of R&B, when it was an artist’s job to connect to every person in the room. 

Secret Someones is the new project from established New York City singer-songwriters Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard, and Hannah Winkler, who are joined by powerhouse drummer and multi-instrumentalist Zach Jones. Emphasizing songwriting excellence, Secret Someones draws inspiration from the likes of Weezer, Talking Heads, and Tom Petty. Loud, fun, and catchy as hell, Secret Someones are collectively bringing it, and they’re just getting started.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Video Game Music Choir Opening Event

Monday / September 30, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

A group of 18 vocalists from Berklee's Video Game Music Choir sing a selection of student-made arrangements from both classic and current video games.

Admission: 
Free

Daniel Gonzalez: DAN

Friday / September 27, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Daniel Gonzalez, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mexico City, will be performing originals for the first time at Berklee, with a special blend of funk/electro-rock styles, plus an eclectic selection of songs covering Daft Punk, Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, and more.

Admission: 
Free

Andrei Katikov: Summer Holidays

Thursday / September 26, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Andrei Katikov plays a set of famous tunes with elements of improvisation.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Balkan Brass Band

Wednesday / September 25, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Balkan Brass Band will play a mix of original music, composed and arranged by tubist and electric bassist Kemal Oksal, and contemporary arrangements of traditional Balkan pieces.

Admission: 
Free

Shon Boublil Experiment

Tuesday / September 24, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Shon Boublil presents new compositions and arrangments of jazz, classical, Latin, and more.

Admission: 
Free

Bill Grady Acoustic Performance

Monday / September 23, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Bill Grady will be delivering a solo acoustic performance of original and traditional blues and folk songs.

Admission: 
Free

Kollaboration Boston 3

Friday / October 11, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Movement Box, SYTYCD finale

Kollaboration Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a creative platform for Asian-American performance artists to showcase their talents. Our mission and mantra is "Empowerment through Entertainment." Our third annual show features seven diverse acts: Angel & Will, a vocal/instrumental duo; Daesun Yim, an improv pianist; Derek Hsu, a Chinese yo-yo pro; Justin Oppus, a vocalist; LuDow, a rap artist; Movement Box, a vocal percussion and dance group; and UPdrifting Crew, a hip-hop dance group. As guest performers and judges, we have hip-hop dancer Ellen Kim, musicans AJ Rafael and Andrew Rhim, and our Kollaboration Boston 2 grand finalist, Justin Chiou. More information can be found at www.KollaborationBoston.org or Facebook.com/KollaborationBoston.

 

 
Admission: 
$28 VIP, $13 in advance (discount applied at checkout), or $35 VIP, $16 day of show, general admission

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