Voltage Connect Concert
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This concert, presented in conjunction with the Voltage Connect Conference at Berklee, is a celebration of electronic instruments in live performance, featuring Jordan Rudess, keyboardist of prog rock band Dream Theater, electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, and Ictus, an all-star Berklee faculty group featuring members of the Electronic Production and Design Department, that will play music written by David Mash.
The conference (register here; concert ticket included) looks at the arc of electronic instruments over the past 40 years, and this showcase event will include performances featuring instruments ranging from modular synthesizers to new kinds of expressive controllers.
About the Performers
Voted Best Keyboardist of All Time by MusicRadar.com, Jordan Rudess is best known as a member of the platinum-selling prog rock band Dream Theater. Rudess has worked with a wide range of artists including David Bowie, Liquid Tension Experiment, and the Dixie Dregs, among others. He owns the successful app development company Wizdom Music, is currently the head of music experience for modular music studio ROLI, and is the chief music officer at mobile musical instrument company CME.
Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy Award–nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her over 30-year career, she has released 17 solo albums, been recognized as Keyboard Magazine's New Age Keyboardist of the Year, provided the voice and sounds for Bally's groundbreaking Xenon pinball machine, and played concerts all over the globe as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. A documentary about Ciani will be released by Window Pictures in March 2017. A graduate of Wellesley College, she also holds a master’s degree in music composition from the University of California at Berkeley.