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Open Music Sprint 1 Demo Day

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
MIT Media Lab E15 Ground floor - Bartos Lobby 20 Ames Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Tiffany Knight/IDEO

The Open Music fellows demonstrate their venture designs from Sprint 1. This is a chance to see the progress of the fellows in our artist-focused sprint, followed by time for questions and feedback. 

Admission: 
http://open-music.org/news-events/2016/7/20/summer-lab-artist-sprint-demo-day

SABIAN Education Network Roundtable

Tuesday / October 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Come hear a SABIAN Cymbals Education Network roundtable discussion featuring Berklee faculty and SABIAN artist endorsees Rod Morgenstein, Billy Kilson, and James Murphy. The SABIAN Education Network is a group for teachers to come together and share ideas and insights to become better educators and businesspeople.

Admission: 
Free

Open Music Summer Lab Kickoff

Monday / July 11, 2016 / 8:30 a.m.
MIT Media Lab Building E14, Lecture hall 633 75 Amherst St
Cambridge
MA
United States
02139
Tiffany Knight / IDEO

The Summer Lab Kickoff will be broken up into two days, the objective is to expose a diversity of voices and stakeholders, frame challenges and opportunities in the music industry. Day one will be an industry deep-dive into current challenges, oppotunities and emerging technologies related to data capture and tracking. It will feature a series of curated talks, panels, and short presentations from individuals across the music, media, technology and startup worlds. Day two will be an immersion into IDEO's Design Thinking process. The day will consist of talks, exercises and skill transfers being facilitaded by IDEO designers. 

Admission: 
http://open-music.org/kickoff#summer-lab-kickoff

Evening With Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 19, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come hear from George Howard, MB/M faculty member, and Panos Panay, Founding Managing Director of BerkleeICE, as they’re joined by entrepreneurs innovating in the music business and beyond! The panel will discuss lessons the music industry can teach and learn from other fields. Guests include Summit Series Co-Founder Jeremy Schwartz (Berklee ’07), convening events and spaces to drive social entrepreneurship, and Mass Challenge finalist Katie Muto, founder of Spots, “Waze for your nightlife”. As music is increasingly infused across industries, get inspired by startups innovating in this new media world.

Admission: 
Free

M Train Author Patti Smith in Conversation with Michael Patrick MacDonald

Tuesday / October 11, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Author/performer Patti Smith
Jesse Dittmar

From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids, M Train by Patti Smith is an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Smith has described as “a roadmap to my life.”

M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, we travel to Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico, to the fertile moon terrain of Iceland, to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York’s Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the West 4th Street subway station, filled with the sounds of the Velvet Underground after the death of Lou Reed, and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. 

Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith’s life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith.

Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock. She has released 12 albums, including Horses, which has been hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Her books include Just Kids, winner of the National Book Award in 2010, Wītt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Auguries of Innocence. In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor given to an artist by the French Republic. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. 

Michael Patrick MacDonald is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, All Souls: A Family Story from Southie and Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion. He serves as distinguished professor of the practice at Northeastern University’s Honors Department for which he leads a "Dialogue of Civilizations" cohort to post-conflict Derry and Belfast, in the North of Ireland. At Harvard University he teaches about restorative and transformative justice movements. At the grassroots level, MacDonald teaches his community-based writing and healing curriculum, The Rest of the Story, working alongside fellow survivors of poverty, violence, and the drug trade, to transform trauma and find a voice both on and off the page. He is working on his third book, due out next year. 

A copy of the book M Train is included in the ticket price.  At the end of the program, Smith will perform a few songs with musician Tony Shanahan.

Admission: 
$25 (Includes a copy of the book)

Crown Traverse: The North Face Speaker Series

Monday / August 8, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Professional ultrarunners and North Face athletes Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote and National Geographic photographer Steven Gnam set out on a journey from Missoula, Montana, to Banff, Canada, traversing 600 miles north through the crown of the continent. Suffering through whiteout snowstorms, busted knees, and bruised egos, the three men underwent a quest to complete one of their most audacious running challenges to date. In this panel, they will speak about this incredible experience.

Event Details:

6:30 p.m. - Fun Run with Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote

START: The North Face / 326 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115

 8:00 p.m. - Presentation and Screening Premiere of Crown Traverse

9:20 p.m. - Photo Op and Signing

Admission: 
$12

Changing The Narrative: The Middle Eastern Refugee Crisis

Tuesday / April 5, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Old South Church
645 Boylston Street
BOSTON
MA
United States
02116

Please join us for a panel and discussion as we learn about the current crisis taking place around the world. Come and hear from experts on the topic, and find out what you can do to help. This event was organized by a group of Berklee students and the Berklee Student Government Association's President's Council.

Moderated by Marco Werman, host of Public Radio International's The World.

Panelists:
Linda Mason
Cheryl Hamilton
Zena Agha
Fouad Faris
Hiam Altali

Special Guest: Dan Levitt

Watch this video made by Berklee students about what they know about the refugee crisis.


Learn more about the panelists:

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Sexual Assault Awareness Week Community Connections Panel

Thursday / April 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This panel discussion and gathering seeks to share a deeper understanding of survivor advocacy and gender violence prevention through the work of Boston community partners as well as Berklee students, faculty, and staff. Moderating the panel will be Janicanne Shane, associate director of Student Activities and Peer Advising. The following organizations have been invited to serve on the panel: the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK), and the Network/La Red, an LGBTQIA, survivor-led, social justice–centered organization that works to end partner abuse. This event is open to the community. Please RSVP here, and direct any questions to Shane.

This event is presented as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week and sponsored by the Reach Out initiative.  

Admission: 
Free

Equity Leadership Team Lunch

Friday / April 15, 2016 / 12:30 p.m.
William Davis Room
142 Massachusetts Avenue, Second Floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Come join members of the college's Equity Leadership Team for an open discussion on the college's gender violence prevention efforts as they relate to the Equity Policy.  This event is open to all members of the Berklee and BoCo community.  Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP and send any dietary restrictions to Josh Crary.  For more information, email Josh or Michelle Quiñones.  

This event is presented as part of Berklee's Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

Admission: 
FREE

Color in Context: Orchestral Instruments and Jazz

Friday / April 22, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Eisenson Room
160 Massachusetts Avenue, third floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join us in our final panel discussion of the 2016 State of Jazz Composition Symposium. How do you utilize the colors of a full orchestra? Panelists Terence Blanchard, Andy Milne, and John Clayton will discuss composing for orchestra in the jazz idiom. 

Admission: 
Free

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