The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's library and archives opened earlier this year after much anticipation. Join us for an interview with their staff to learn more about the treasures they have, the stories behind their unique collection and how both rock scholars and the general public can take advantage of it.
The Film Scoring and Songwriting departments present an ASCAP Day at Berklee interview featuring critically acclaimed composer and songwriter Pat Irwin.
Pat Irwin has composed the scores for numerous independent films and cartoons, including Class of 300, the Emmy Award–winning series with Andre 3000 on the Cartoon Network, the classic Rocko's Modern Life on Nickelodeon, and the boundary-pushing ABC/Disney show Pepper Ann as well as SpongeBob SquarePants. Irwin has written music for such cutting-edge films as Bam Bam and Celeste, written, directed, and starring Margaret Cho; But I'm a Cheerleader; and My New Gun, starring Diane Lane and written and directed by Stacy Cochran. Irwin was a central figure in the New York "No Wave" era and played with both the Raybeats and Eight Eyed Spy. He later joined the B52s and recorded and performed with the band for 18 years. He most recently scored HBO's Bored to Death.
What do you think of when you hear the word Bollywood? High energy choreography and eye catching sets and costumes? Hindi love songs and epically long films? Or maybe the only Indian film you can think of is Slumdog Millionaire?
The Indian film industry produces more movies and sells more tickets than any other movie industry, with revenues second only to those of the U.S. film industry, and its distinctive musical sounds have been popping up in American popular music and around the globe.
Join us for a continued discussion and analysis of classic and modern Indian films, lead by faculty members Rekha Menon and Kai Turnbull.
How to Prepare for a Career in Game Audio With Kemal Amarasingham of dSonic Moderated by Film Scoring Faculty Michael Sweet Tuesday, December 13, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. 150 Mass Ave, Media Lab No sign-up required
An inside look at dSonic productions
The makeup of a game audio company
Tips for starting your game audio career
dSonic was formed in 2000 by brothers and game industry veterans, Kemal and Simon Amarasingham, and now has teams of accomplished composers and sound designers in both the San Francisco Bay area and Boston. They have more than 100 titles to their credit and have won numerous "Best of" awards from the gaming press. Recent projects include major titles such as: Double Fine's Brutal Legend, 2K's Bioshock 2, Atari's Alone in the Dark, and the MMOs zOMG! and Fallen Earth. Not only do they produce the highest quality sound effects, voice-overs and music for the game industry, but they are also on the leading edge of game audio, creating their own brand of adaptive audio.