Panel

Transcultural & Transdisciplinary Practice - Claude Grunitzky & Oliver Beer

Friday / October 2, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute Presents
Transcultural and Transdisciplinary Practice - a discussion with
Claude Grunitzky and Oliver Beer

Friday, October 2, 2-5 PM

Claude Grunitzky was raised between Lomé, Togo; Washington, DC; Paris and London. Grunitzky is the founder of TRACE Magazine, and co-founder/chairman of TRUE. For more than 14 years, Trace was a Transcultural Styles and Ideas magazine, a new expression in culture documenting the impact of the interconnected worlds of music, fashion, film, art, politics on today's multiethnic youth. Founded in early 2000,Trace TV is now in 160 countries and has 80 million subscribers worldwide. Grunitzky is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of TRUE Africa a media-tech platform for the next thinking on culture, music, sport, innovators, lifestyle, politics, fashion, film and business in Africa and the diaspora. True aims to discover and champion young African voices through new technologies. Grunitzky is a French American Foundation "Young Leader" who has worked on media projects all over Africa, written for leading newspapers The Guardian, Libération, NRC Handelsblad, Globo, and co-produced a documentary for the BBC.

He is a Member of the Board of Trustees at Watermill Center. Watermill is a laboratory for performance founded by avant-garde theater director Robert Wilson as a unique environment for young and emerging artists from around the world to explore new ideas. Watermill draws inspiration from all of the arts and cultures as well as from the social, human, and natural sciences. http://watermillcenter.org

Oliver Beer was born in 1985 in the United Kingdom. He studied music before attending the Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford. His personality and his background in both music and fine art led to an early interest in the relationship between sound and space, particularly the voice and architecture. He has translated his research into fascinating performances in which spectators take part by the mere fact of their presence, and he makes sculptures and videos that embody, literally or metaphorically, the plastic expression of this subtle relationship and the way the human body experiences it. Within and alongside his work with sound, Oliver Beer creates subtle and diverse sculptural, installation and film projects whose provenance sometimes seems biographical; but in which his play with universal – often intimate – concerns draws on shared emotions and perceptions.

Oliver Beer's work has been the subject of many screenings as well as solo and group exhibitions, notably at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; the Palais de Tokyo, Fondation Vuitton and Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon; Modern Art Oxford; WIELS, Brussels; the Ménagerie de Verre, Paris; the Hebbel Theater, Berlin. Oliver Beer has also held residencies at the Palais de Tokyo, the Watermill Foundation and the Fondation Hermès. Beer is presently in residence at Watermill Center.

All are welcome!

Neil Leonard
Artistic Director, Interdisciplinary Arts Institute
Professor, Electronic Production and Design

Admission: 
Free

How to Face Challenges Head On in a Male-Dominated Field

Wednesday / September 23, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Presented by Women, Technology, and Creativity, don't miss this panel in which several of Berklee's female faculty members discuss the challenges of being female in a male-dominated field.

  • Songwriter Chrissy Tignor Fisher, associate professor in the Contemporary Writing and Production Department, is also a producer, recording engineer, and vocalist with a synth-pop style that she fuses with EDM and hip-hop influences. Her credits include Alex Clare, Gary Go, Bastille, and Notting Hill Music.
  • Bonnie Hayes, chair of the Songwriting Department, is a prominent songwriter and arranger who has written songs for Bonnie Raitt, Cher, Bette Midler, David Crosby, and Booker T. and the MGs, among many others. She is also a recording and performing artist, a bandleader, and a Pro Tools engineer.
  • Susan Rogers, associate professor in the Music Production and Engineering Department, is an American scientist and teacher who has worked as a sound engineer for several musicians such as David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies, and (most famously) Prince on albums such as Purple Rain and Sign o' the Times.
  • Leanne Ungar, associate professor in the Music Production and Engineering Department, has engineered seven albums for Leonard Cohen and worked with the avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson on Big Science, Mister Heartbreak, and the concert film Home of the Brave. Ungar’s client list includes Fishbone, Holly Cole, Guster, the Temptations, and Vonda Shepard, among many others.
  • Alison Plante, acting chair of the Film Scoring Department, is the composer behind Treble Cove Music. Her extensive scoring credits include seven educational television series for the Annenberg Channel; History Channel specials; a documentary feature called American Meat; national TV spots; and corporate identity music for such varied companies as Duracell, Kodak, Spalding Sports, W.B. Mason, and the National Geographic Channel, among others.
Admission: 
Free

The Music Business in Latin America

Thursday / October 8, 2015 / 1:15 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Oliver Colvin Recital Hall.

Miguel Trujillo, former CEO of Sony Music Mexico and Central America MCM (Warner's Popular Music Label) as well as CEO and founder of Mexa Entertainment, will be joined by Rodrigo Vallado, former special events manager for Telemundo in Houston, Texas and former manager of Latin Projects in SFX and Clear Channel Entertainment, in a discussion about the music industry in Latin America.

Now the CEO of Westwood Publishing Music Group (the most important independent publishing company in Mexico), earlier in his career Trujillo signed the Latin pop star group Reik. He has collaborated with artists such as Camila, Reyli, La Quinta Estacion, Julita Venegas, and Kalimba, to name just a few. Vallado has developed his career in areas of the music industry such as management, booking, publishing, and licensing. He was part of Sony Music Mexico doing strategic alliance and music licensing in addition to his work at Telemundo and Clear Channel. Now he is in A&R/music business at Westwood Publishing Music Group, where he is also in charge of delivering new music material to producers and artists such as Gloria Trevi, Camila, Reik, Erik Rubin, and Leonel Garcia, among many others.

Admission: 
Free

Video Game Scoring Career Panel

Monday / July 6, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
150 Massachusetts Avenue Room 268
Boston
MA
02215
Duncan Watt and Norihiko Hibino ('97)

Join the Film Scoring Department for a panel discussion of video game scoring careers with faculty member Duncan Watt (Bioshock Infinite, League of Legends, Stargate Online TCG, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway) and alumnus Norihiko Hibino '97 (Metal Gear Solid, Zone of the Enders, Bayonetta). The panel will be moderated by Film Scoring Assistant Chair Alison Plante and will include topics such as similarities and differences in the US and Japanese video game industries, skills and traits required for success in video game scoring, and questions from the audience. Panel will take place in the Film Scoring Theater Classroom 268 in the 150 Mass. Ave. building. Pizza and beverages will be served and RSVP is requiredhttp://bit.ly/1GZVpTA 

Admission: 
RSVP required: http://bit.ly/1GZVpTA

Austin to Boston: Cutting through the Noise

Thursday / September 24, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Professional Education Division at Berklee presents four women from Austin, Texas, who will share their music industry experiences: Eliza Gilkyson, Rebecca Loebe, BettySoo, and Bianca DeLeon.

Admission: 
Free

Asian/Asian American Student Panel and Lunch

Friday / April 24, 2015 / 12:30 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Join us over lunch and get to know the Asian and Asian American community at Berklee. Connect with students, staff, and faculty you haven't met before and share your story!
 
Lunch begins at 12:30pm and the panel discussion will begin at 1:00pm.
 

Free lunch provided! All are welcome!

To learn more about the Asian Staff and Faculty Association (ASFA) click here.

Asian/Asian American Student Panel and Lunch flyer featuring panelist, Arthur Chen
Panelist, Arthur Chen
Image Credit: 
Flyer by Anna Muehlichen

Admission: 
Free

Envisioning 2015--Music in Media: Content, Placement and Pitching

Thursday / April 16, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Want to break into the mainstream and place your music in TV, film, or commercials? Want a piece of the sync pie? Learn from music supervisors and publishing professionals how to prep your music for placements in advertising, movies, and television. Experts will tell you how to legally distribute cover songs on YouTube, and industry insiders will help you get the best deal when you distribute your music through sync agents. The outcome for you is extended reach to new markets, expanded visibility in social media, and groundbreaking revenue streams for your catalogue. 

This year's featured guests are:
  • Josh Rabinowitz, SVP, Director of Music, Grey Advertising Group
  • Andrea von Foerster, Owner, Firestarter Music 
  • Julie Hurwitz, VP, Commercial Sync, Kobalt Music 
  • Ben Dorenfeld, Music Producer, Grey Advertising Group

 

Envisioning 2015.pdf

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Week Panel

Thursday / April 16, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

 

This panel discussion seeks to share a deeper understanding of survivor advocacy and gender violence prevention through the work of Boston community partners and Berklee faculty and staff. This event is open to the Berklee community.  This event is presented as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week.  Please contact janicanne shane in Student Activities for more information.  

Admission: 
Free

Teaching Visually Impaired Students with Universal Design

Friday / April 10, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
William Davis Room | 142 Massachusetts Avenue

Have you ever wondered what you need to know about teaching blind and visually impaired students? Have you ever wanted to revise your classroom activities and materials to maximize student learning?

These two questions are more related than you might think.

The offices of Faculty Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Disability Services, and Faculty Technology Services (CTMI) invite you to join in a discussion of universal design and how it benefits all learners, including students who are blind and visually impaired.

We will examine the concept of universal design for the classroom and consider specific examples of its implementation; discuss disability etiquette; explore what makes a learning resource accessible to blind students; and learn how to use existing technology to make materials accessible.

Lunch will be served.

Presented by: Chi Kim (Music Therapy), Josh Crary (Diversity and Inclusion), Bob Mulvey (Disability Services), and Marcus Hoige (Faculty Technology Services)

Planning on attending? Interested in attending but unable to? Please click here to let us know.

Women at Berklee: Student Perspectives

Thursday / March 26, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join the Berklee Women’s Collective for Women at Berklee: Student Perspectives. We have engaged a panel of three current female Berklee students to share their Berklee experiences. They will share what they found to be most rewarding, most surprising and most challenging. How would they advise incoming female students? If they had to do it all over again, would they choose Berklee? We strongly suggest staff and especially faculty to attend. The panelists are: Simone Torres/MP&E, Kira Helper/ Musical Theatre and Cliodhna McFadden/Music Therapy.

Admission: 
Free

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