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CANCELED: Enrollment Event - Voice Principals

Friday / June 9, 2017 / 11:00 a.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
CANCELED: This event has been canceled.

Voice Department, Chair, Anne Peckham, and Assistant Chair, Maureen McMullan, will lead an interactive info-session for entering Voice Principals. Content will include an overview of the placement audition requirements, private instruction, curriculum, declaring Performance Major, the Voice Department handbook, and available support services. The session will end with a Q&A.

Admission: 
Free

Making Money On YouTube

Wednesday / May 3, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Making Money On YouTube
Presented by Songwriting, in Partnership with Live Nation Video Network
 
Featuring guest speakers:
Jon Baltz, Operations Manager Live Nation Video Network, Co-Founder INDMUSIC
Niki Giermasinski, Account Manager Live Nation Video Network, Berklee ’15
 
Join us for a conversation discussing how you can leverage YouTube to make money from your videos and considerations for doing so. This event will discuss the ins and outs of rights management on the platform, licensing (particurlay as it applies to cover songs & samples) and strategies for monetizing you're content. Come learn how to best make use of this potent outlet for your music.
 
INDMUSIC is a global rights administration network and YouTube multi-channel network with digital tools and services to increase revenue and audience development on YouTube. Acquired in 2016 by Live Nation, INDMUSIC is now known as Live Nation Video Network and still helps its partners monetize their content at higher ad rates without sacrificing creative control or rights to their content.
 
Jon Baltz is a digital music professional developing independent artists through multi-platform video strategies.  Jon currently serves as the Operations Manager of Live Nation’s Video Network.  Formerly Jon was the co-founder of industry leading YouTube network INDMUSIC and has appeared on Bloomberg News and spoken at SXSW, CMJ, NY Music Week, and others. Jon holds a BS in Marketing from University North Carolina at Wilmington.
 
 
Niki Giermasinski is a flutist and Account Manager at Live Nation Video Network. A musician first, Niki brings this insight into her work building and optimizing artists’ digital strategies. Her own highlights include performances at Jordan Hall, Carnegie Hall and Boston Symphony Hall. Niki graduated from Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Performance and Music Business/Management in 2015.
Admission: 
Free

Disintermediation in the Music Industry

Tuesday / May 2, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Disintermediation in the Music Industry
moderated by George Howard, Associate Professor, Music Business/Management
co-sponsored by the Music Business Club and Music2020
 
Help us change the music industry! Come learn from your peers as they present their concepts to the panel from Music2020. Be apart of the conversation; learn and discuss what it takes to make a better music industry.
 
Music2020 is a non-profit organization with a mission of educating the stakeholders of the music industry, including artists, consumers, labels and streaming services, in order to realize our vision for a vibrant, fair and transparent music industry. Presenting cutting-edge artists, entrepreneurs, and ideas that reveal successful approaches to current-day challenges in the music industry, Music2020 shines a light on alternate methods of success for both artists and fans. Music 2020's on-campus visits provide a forum for discussion between music industry professionals and students, elevating the conversation to solution based ideas.
 
Admission: 
Free

Gracenotes Love Your Block Event

Friday / May 12, 2017 / 9:00 a.m.
Haviland Street Building
7 Haviland Street
Boston
MA
United States

An artist talk by Joseph Branciforte

Friday / April 28, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.
Rm. B54, 150 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Joseph Branciforte will share his work with live hardware signal processing and multichannel mixing.

Joe is a multi-instrumentalist, recording & mixing engineer, composer, and sound artist based out of New York City.

His wide-ranging musical interests have situated him at the intersection of several of New York’s most fertile progressive music scenes – from jazz and improvised, to modern composition and chamber music; from sound art and computer-aided composition, to creative and experimental rock and pop. At the bottom of each of these seemingly discrete musical threads lies an undying fascination with sound as a profound emotional medium – organized through musical form, articulated by a careful selection of sound sources, and framed through the act of recording.

As recording engineer and producer Branciforte has worked on over 150 releases for some of the most well-respected names in creative jazz including Ben Monder, Tim Berne, Vijay Iyer, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, Mary Halvorson, Steve Lehman, Mark Dresser, Jen Shyu, and Matt Mitchell. His credits also include a growing number of classical, electronic, and alternative projects ranging from Florent Ghys and Empyrean Atlas to Son Lux and The Lumineers. Albums he has produced, engineered, and/or mixed have been included in the NPR Jazz Critics’ Poll Top 10 and Downbeat Magazine's Albums of the Year, and have received praise from publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and All Music Guide. His engineering and production work can be heard on ECM Records, Sunnyside Records, Cantaloupe Music, Pi Recordings, Cryptogramophone, Cuneiform Records, and Skirl Records.

As a composer, he has developed a unique process of real-time generative composition for instrumental ensembles using custom software of his own design. This technique involves generating a notated piece of music from scratch during performance, according to real-time input from the composer and a series of pre-defined musical rules. The resultant musical information is displayed to performers as traditional musical notation via networked laptops. This process makes possible a continuously updatable “interactive score,” one that is new to both audience and performers alike with each realization. In early 2017, he will debut a chamber project in collaboration with electronic musician/composer Kenneth Kirschner (12k) and members of JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, and Bang on Can that features recent works created using this technique.

As performer, he has developed a solo improvisation practice around the Fender Rhodes, extended with a wide variety of processing and looping devices, percussion and found objects, homemade and modified stringed instruments, and cassette recorders. In addition to working towards a solo release of this music in 2017, he has embarked upon several collaborations in this format, including one with Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann.

Branciforte is also the co-leader, co-composer, and drummer of the The Cellar and Point, a "garage-chamber" septet formed in 2010. The group, which combines aspects of modern composition, jazz improvisation, and pop/rock songwriting has been called “one of the most interesting bands of the moment, perhaps able to answer the question ‘where is music going?’” (All About Jazz) The band’s debut record, Ambit - produced, engineered, and mixed by Branciforte - was released on Cuneiform Records in late 2014. All Music Guide lauded Ambit as “one of 2014's finest albums of challenging, engaging, and genre-defying contemporary music,” and John Schaefer, host of WNYC’s New Sounds, included the recording on his Top 10 Albums of 2014.

Branciforte similarly played the role of producer, recording engineer, and mixing engineer on Ben Monder's Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013), “an eight-song set of impossible, beautiful, mind-melting music” (The Village Voice / #3 Jazz Album of 2013). JazzTimes called the project “technically brilliant and radiantly produced,” while Stereophile Magazine awarded it five stars for sonics: "The sound captures every intimate string squeak, fat bass tone, warp-speed ensemble passage, and ghostly vocal swell.”

Joseph is also in-demand as a location-recording engineer. He has engineered multitrack recordings at dozens of NYC clubs, halls, and stages including The Village Vanguard, The Stone, Roulette, Issue Project Room, The Jazz Gallery, Central Park Summerstage, and Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series.

He is a graduate of the Electronic Production and Design program at Berklee College of Music and a contributing writer for TapeOp magazine.

All are welcome!

Admission: 
Free

TEDx at Berklee's Campus in Valencia, Spain

Saturday / April 29, 2017 / 10:00 a.m.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
1 Avenida Autopista del Saler
Valencia
Spain
46013
TEDx at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, in 2016
Tato Baeza

Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain, will host the fourth edition of TEDxBerkleeValencia. The theme of the event is "unexpected outcomes," and it will feature international leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs like Eduardo Cabra (a.k.a. Visitante), Latin Grammy Award-winning producer of Calle 13; Justina Omokhua, global head of content at Apple Music; Aithan Shapira, leadership strategist and CEO of Making to Think; life-advice expert Liz Pryor; and documentary filmmaker Conci Althouse.

TEDxBerkleeValencia will stream live at Facebook.com/BerkleeValencia between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Berklee students will also participate both as speakers and performers. Matthew Struthers, an exceptional pianist who was born with cerebral palsy, will share his unexpected outcomes of pursuing his passion for music, while bassist and singer-songwriter Satarra, pianist and drummer Rodrigo Andreiuk, singer-songwriter Hugh Macdonald, and experimental instrumental band Alta Tensión will offer performances ranging from soul to electronic music.

TEDxBerkleeValencia is the result of Berklee’s mission to embrace and foster creativity, innovation, and excellence. Since 2014, students from the Global Entertainment and Music Business graduate program at the Valencia campus have organized the event, which has sold out every year.

Admission: 
Entrance fee is 25 euros

Community-Building Committee's Faculty/Staff Happy Hour

Thursday / May 18, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join the Community-Building Committee for its monthly happy hour for faculty and staff. This month, we'll head to B3 to enjoy some tasty complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Come welcome B3 to the neighborhood and enjoy an evening with coworkers. Get in the spirit for BRASS Day by celebrating with colleagues the night before. 

RSVP for CBC Happy Hour.

Questions? Contact communitybuilding@berklee.edu.

Take a peek at B3 in this Eater article.

Admission: 
Free. Cash bar.

Music Intelligence

Wednesday / April 26, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Music Intelligence
Interview with Jim Lucchese, Former CEO of The Echonest @ Spotify
co-sponsored with the Law & Management Club
 
Ralph Jaccodine of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music will be conducting an interview with Jim Lucchese, Former Global Head of Creator and CEO of The Echonest @ Spotify. With a customer base reaching 100 million fans a month, through over 400 apps, The Echo Nest @ Spotify is the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans.
 
Jim has worked in digital music strategy and corporate development for about 15 years. Before The Echo Nest @ Spotify, Jim was a music lawyer at Greenberg Traurig, specializing in music and digital media deals. Clients included multi-platinum and independent artists, music publishers, digital entertainment companies and branded entertainment. 
Admission: 
Free

The History and Technique of Sampling

Wednesday / April 26, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The History and Technique of Sampling
presented by Spencer Stewart '13
 
This event will examine the development and application of sampling techniques from the earliest tape loops to the most current sample processing software. You will learn the history of sampling from its inception with tha French Avant composer Pierre Schaeffer, to the Beatles, to Hip-Hop. We will discuss basic sample processing techniques introduced in the tape era, such as looping, chopping and re-pitching, as well as new digital processing techniques, including FM, granular and wavetable synthesis. Techniques discussed will be demonstrated in Ableton Live.  
 
Spencer Stewart is producer based in Brooklyn. He has worked with artists such as Eugene Marie, Caleb Hawley, and twig twig. He also composes music for Film and TV. Eugene Marie, an electro-pop duo featuring Lucy Marie Horton’s fiercely articulated vocals and Spencer Eugene Stewart’s found-soundscapes, have been described as “The perfect blend of Björk’s unconventional left field exuberance and Sylvan Esso’s odd-pop earworms” (Crack in the Road). Their debut self-titled EP (Spring 2017) combines dense pop harmonies, transcribed conversations, and unlikely synths (vacuum cleaners & screeching subways) for something “ambitious and genre-bending.”
Admission: 
Free

Creating Sounds from Scratch with Synthesizers

Thursday / April 27, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Creating Sounds from Scratch with Synthesizers
presented by Andrea Pejrolo, Chair, Contemporary Writing & Production and Scott B. Metcalfe, Director of Recording Arts and Sciences at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
 
Co-authors of Creating Sounds from Scratch, Andrea Pejrolo and Scott B. Metcalfe, will present a live demonstration using synthesis to create unique sounds. Topics will include a brief overview of how we arrived at the methods of synthesis commonly used today, why you should avoid using presets, and examples of working with techniques like physical modeling and wavetable synthesis. The authors will be available following the event to sign copies of the book.
 
Two copies of the book will be raffled off at the event.
 
Admission: 
Free

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