This concert, presented in conjunction with the Voltage Connect Conference at Berklee, is a celebration of electronic instruments in live performance, featuring Jordan Rudess, keyboardist of prog rock band Dream Theater; electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani; and electronic musician and entrepreneur Richard Devine.
The conference (register here; concert ticket included) looks at the arc of electronic instruments over the past 40 years, and this showcase event will include performances featuring instruments ranging from modular synthesizers to new kinds of expressive controllers.
About the Performers
Voted Best Keyboardist of All Time by MusicRadar.com, Jordan Rudess is best known as a member of the platinum-selling prog rock band Dream Theater. Rudess has worked with a wide range of artists including David Bowie, Liquid Tension Experiment, and the Dixie Dregs, among others. He owns the successful app development company Wizdom Music, is currently the head of music experience for modular music studio ROLI, and is the chief music officer at mobile musical instrument company CME.
Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy Award–nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her over 30-year career, she has released 17 solo albums, been recognized as Keyboard Magazine's New Age Keyboardist of the Year, provided the voice and sounds for Bally's groundbreaking Xenon pinball machine, and played concerts all over the globe as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. A documentary about Ciani will be released by Window Pictures in March 2017. A graduate of Wellesley College, she also holds a master’s degree in music composition from the University of California at Berkeley.
Richard Devine is an electronic musician and sound designer who, in the past three years, has remixed artists such as Aphex Twin and Mike Patton of Faith No More while releasing four full-length albums and performing his own ear-tearing music mayhem worldwide. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he has done film work for Touchtone Pictures, sound mangling and programming for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and released acclaimed sound effects libraries. His commercial sound design work extends to companies such as BMW, HBO, Nike, McDonald’s, and Sprite, among many others, and recently he has worked on sound design and ambisonic environmental audio for Google.