Concert

Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute: Works by Phill Niblock

Thursday / October 25, 2012 / 4:15 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA

The Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute presents works by Phill Niblock, featuring the Berklee Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, directed by Barbara LaFitte, and the BIAI Electric Ebow Guitar Quartet, directed by Neil Leonard.

Phill Niblock makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films/videos that look at the movement of people working, or computer-driven black and white abstract images floating through time.

"Phill Niblock's music and films are concerned with detail and simplicity . . . dense, imposing sound mass . . . Sum and difference tones pile up until they sound like an orchestra of voices . . . one listens first to one level of detail, then to another, only gradually learning to hear everything at once."
—Robert Palmer, New York Times

Since the mid-'60s Phill Niblock has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art; the Wadsworth Atheneum; the Kitchen; the Paris Autumn Festival; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; ZKM; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard; World Music Institute at Merkin Hall NYC. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York. Phill Niblock's music is available on the XI, Moikai, Touch, and Extreme labels.

This event is sponsored by the Berkee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute, Berklee Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and Electronic Production and Design Department.

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Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Directed Studies, Reggae Dub and the Music of Pat Metheny

Friday / December 14, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty member Winston Maccow. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including reggae-dub and the Music of Pat Metheny.

1:30 p.m. Directed Studies

4:30 p.m. Reggae Dub

6:30 p.m. The Music of Pat Metheny

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Directed Studies, The Music of P-Funk, and Funk and Soul Review

Thursday / December 13, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty member Lenny Stallworth. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including the Music of P-Funk, funk and soul.

1:30 PM  Directed Studies

4:30 PM  The Music of P-Funk

6:30 PM  Funk and Soul Review

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Contemporary Christian, Foundations of Singing with Soul, and Motown

Wednesday / December 12, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Nancy Morris and Larry Watson. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including contemporary christian, soul and Motown.

1:30 PM  Contemporary Christian Ensemble

5:00 PM Foundations of Singing with Soul

7:00 PM The Music of Motown

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Hip-Hop, Stage Performance I & II

Tuesday / December 11, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Brian Ellis and Larry Watson. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles.

1:30 p.m.  Hip-Hop Ensemble

5:00 p.m. Stage Performance I

7:00 p.m. Stage Performance II

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Music of Radiohead, Hardcore/Heavy Metal

Monday / December 10, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty member Robert Schlink. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, the music of Radio Head, Hardcore and Heavy Metal.

 

1:30 PM  The music of Radiohead

4:30 PM Hardcore/Heavy Metal

6:30 PM Hardcore/Heavy Metal

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Salsa, Afro-Pop

Friday / December 7, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Bernardo Hernandez, and Bob Pilkington. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including salsa and Afro-pop.

 

1:30 PM  Salsa Ensemble

4:30 PM  Afro-Pop Ensemble

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Music of Paul Simon and Sting, Mixed World Ensemble, Latin/Afro-Cuban Jazz

Thursday / December 6, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Alain Mallet and Eguie Castrillo. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including pop, World and Latin/Afro-Cuban jazz.

1:30 PM Music of Paul Simon and Sting
4:30 PM Mixed World Ensemble
6:30 PM Latin/Afro-Cuban Jazz

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Directed Studies, Small Band Jazz, Music and Life of Bob Marley

Wednesday / December 5, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Terri Lyne Carrington and Matt Jensen. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and the music of Bob Marley.

1:30 p.m. Directed Studies

4:30 p.m. Small Band Jazz

6:30 p.m. Music and Life of Bob Marley

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Afro-Cuban Folkloric, Directed Studies, Country Music Ensemble

Tuesday / December 4, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Ricardo Monzon and Mike Ihde. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, Afro-Cuban and Country music.

 

1:30 PM  Afro-Cuban Folkloric Ensemble

4:30 PM  Directed Studies

6:30 PM  Country Music Ensemble

Admission: 
Free

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