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Conversation and Q&A with Hit Songwriter Claude Kelly

Tuesday / June 27, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Claude Kelly
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Claude Kelly will trace his journey from his roots in the heart of New York City where he managed to turn pots, pans, and a ladle into a makeshift drum set, to a degree in music business/management at Berklee. He has written hit singles for Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Jesse J, Bruno Mars, and countless others, and has stood behind the mic as the vocal element of his group Louis York. He and Chuck Harmony, the other half of Louis York, also founded the music collective Weirdo Workshop, in 2014.

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Free

Liner Notes: An Evening with Loudon Wainwright

Wednesday / September 13, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Loudon Wainwright III
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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III will be in conversation with Bonnie Hayes, chair of the Songwriting Department, discussing his stories chronicled in his new memoir, Liner Notes. A brief mini-concert will follow. A copy of Liner Notes will be included with each ticket.

Admission: 
$27 (Book included)

Archiving the Past for the Future

Wednesday / June 21, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Archiving the Past for the Future
Brad Mindich (left) and Toby Scott
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What should be archived, why, and how?  Join us as Toby Scott, engineer for Bruce Springsteen, and Brad Mindich, CEO of Inveniem, share their experiences developing the archives of Bruce Springsteen and other major artists. This presentation will include an overview of the various media in use over the years for recording audio and video. Topics will include recording formats and resolution when digitizing for posterity, archiving practices and methods for preservation of recorded files, and safe storage of archived files and migration to future platforms and media.
 

About Toby Scott

 
After recording and managing bands throughout high school and college, Toby Scott landed a job as assistant engineer at Clover Recording studio in Hollywood. Within weeks he was engineering projects for major labels. During this time he worked with some of the greatest producers in the business including Steve Cropper, Tom Dowd, Chuck Plotkin, Michael James Jackson, and Steve Smith. By the 1980s, Scott had developed a relationship with Bruce Springsteen and moved to New York City to record Born in the USA. The partnership continues to this day, where Scott engineers or oversees the engineering of all of Springsteen’s work while also acting as production supervisor, along with maintaining Springsteen’s large catalog of recordings. 
 
In 1985, Scott developed a database to inventory every song and reel recorded by Springsteen. Over time that inventory grew from several hundred reels and now totals approximately 8,200 reels. In the early 2000s he began the digitization of Springsteen’s recording outtakes and other noteworthy material. Along the way, Scott educated himself in proper storage and archival practices for the digital age. Currently, Scott is in the process of completing the archiving of all audio, video, and printed images from Springsteen’s career for preservation and display in the coming Bruce Springsteen Archives and American Music Museum at Monmouth University in New Jersey.
 
In addition to serving as an engineer on Springsteen albums and live performances over the past 40 years, Scott has recorded numerous additional artists including Bob Dylan, Natalie Merchant, Steve Perry, Bette Midler, Booker T. & the MGs, Blue Öyster Cult, and the Replacements.
 

About Brad Mindich

 
Brad Mindich is the CEO of Inveniem. An archiving and technology/cultural archaeology company, Inveniem works directly with artists, record labels, estates, brands, and individual celebrities on finding, organizing, preserving, and monetizing their artifacts and history. The company’s client list is confidential, but it includes some of the most well known artists, labels, estates, and industry leaders.
 
Mindich is also the founder of Agent Phoenix, a brand realignment and creative consulting agency. Agent Phoenix has created everything from national sales and marketing strategies, online branding, e-commerce platforms, and multi-day festivals, to original print, radio, digital, billboard, and television campaigns, as well as exclusive events with artists including Coldplay, Metallica, Norah Jones, Jeff Bridges, Peter Wolf, Tegan and Sara, Gary Clark Jr., Questlove, and Elvis Costello.
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Free

School Night: Music and Audio for Video Games and Virtual Reality

Tuesday / June 20, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
5960 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles
California
United States
90028
Los Angeles at night

Ever wonder what it takes to land a gig on the production team for a major video game? Or how about how sound and music will be used in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed-reality technology? What is "mixed reality," anyway? And what can you do to have a competitive edge over the hundreds of other video game and techonolgy fans applying for the same positions?

Join Justine Taormino, associate director of Alumni Affairs, as she leads a panel discussion about storytelling through sound and music, and how technology is constantly shifting the audio landscape.

Panelists include:

  • Austin DeVries B.M. '15, sound designer, Riot Games
  • Jess Garcia '15, associate sound designer/first assistant, the Sound Lab at Technicolor

Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

To register via the Berklee Career Manager*, please follow these instructions.

*An alumni account is needed to access the Career Manager. Don't have an account yet? Register for one here.

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Free

The Virtuality Continuum

Thursday / June 8, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Virtuality Continuum
presented by Jason Parks '11, COO at ROTU VR
 
Join us for an overview of the current virtual reality and augmented reality landscape and the opportunities and resources available within. The discussion will also include information on content development and the opportunity to demo VR and haptic audio equipment, including the HTC Vive and Subpac.
 
Jason Parks is a unique voice in the VR community. His roles include those of Chief Operating Officer at ROTU VR, Organizer and Board Member for the Boston VR Meetup group as well as the Producer of The Virtuality Podcast. Parks produces live & digital ​entertainment for virtual reality, music festivals, corporate events, music videos, websites, documentaries, and much more. Parks has worked with over a thousand international entertainment professionals in the course of his career including Grammy award winners, Alan Silvestri & Herbie Hancock. His clients include Boston VR, Amazon Aid Foundation, Outside the Box Multi-Arts Festival, Americares, Harvard, PTC Advantage, and TedX. 
Admission: 
Free

Berke McKelvey Clinic: Preparing for Your College Audition

Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Berklee faculty member Berke McKelvey presents a clinic on what to do, and what not to do, as you audition for college admission or scholarship.

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Free

Mitch Seidman: Practice Tips for Musicianship Class

Tuesday / July 18, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Berklee faculty member and guitarist Mitch Seidman will demonstrate helpful practice and application techniques for musicianship class. Various levels of experience will be addressed.

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Free

German Schauss: The Thinking Shredder’s Approach to Guitar, Technique, and Sounds

Tuesday / July 25, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
German Schauss
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Internationally renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss will present a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and concepts. Topics in this clinic will cover:

  • Picking, legato, sweeping, and tapping techniques
  • Fretboard navigation
  • Development of good practice habits
  • Understanding scales, modes, and sounds
  • Developing your own voice and uniqueness on the instrument

German Schauss is a guitarist, composer, author, and educator. He performs and tours as the leader of his own band and with other internationally known artists. Schauss writes music for commercials, TV, and video games, and has been named one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by Guitar World magazine. He is also the author of best-selling books and videos including Speed Guitar, Shredding Guitar Workout, Shredding Bach, Shredding Paganini, Shredding the Composers, Serious Shred, and the Total Shred GuitaristSchauss also writes the popular monthly column “Instant Shredding” for Germany’s biggest guitar magazine, Gitarre & Bass.
 

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Free

Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Master Class with Eric Harland

Friday / September 22, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Eric Harland
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The third event of the annual Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program will be a master class featuring Eric Harland. A multi-Grammy-nominated drummer, Harland has already had nearly 400 recordings and multiple film scores at the age of 40. He has been recognized in the Boston Globe, the New York TimesModern Drummer, and other prominent publications.

Harland has shared the stage with masters such as Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, MyCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Terence Blanchard, and many others. 

Harland was the resident artistic director at the SFJAZZ Center for the 2014-2016 season and was also artist in residence at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival. Harland had the privilege of being invited to and attending President Barack Obama’s 2016 White House state dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

 

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Free

Tim & Eric: 10-Year Anniversary Awesome Tour

Thursday / July 13, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tim & Eric
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In honor of the momentous 10-year anniversary of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!Tim & Eric are hitting the road this summer for a special 10-Year Anniversary Awesome Tour! In the words of Tim & Eric, “It’s been 10 years. We are heading out to see our chips across the U.S.A. and celebrate this incredible decade of Tim and Eric with a number of new spoofs and goofs, riffs and bits, songs and dances, and hope to create memories to last a lifetime.” 

The comedy duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have developed such a distinct and creative style, it’s no surprise that writers and advertising agencies across the country have essentially named a style after their bizarre brand of humor. In addition to Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, for which they are best known, and their first feature film, Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, they run Abso Lutely Productions, a production team behind some of today’s most exciting and original television programs including the Eric Andre Show, Nathan For You, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, W/ Bob & David, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Decker, among others, plus the web series “On Cinema.” Additionally, Eric directed four episodes of the first season of Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning show, Master of None, on which he also stars alongside the show’s creator and lead Aziz Ansari, and is a renowned director of music videos for artists including MGMT, Major Lazer, Beach House, Charli XCX, Flying Lotus, and more. Tim has acted in Eastbound & Down, The Comedy, Bridesmaids, Portlandia, and other films and television programs. He is also a musician who released his first solo album last year, and is known for writing and releasing music about the current political landscape.

Admission: 
$42.50 / $47.50

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