Berklee India Exchange Takes Prog Rock Clinics to Mumbai and Bengaluru

By 
Rohith Jayaraman
July 20, 2017
Berklee clinicians Guy Bernfeld (bass) and Yogev Gabay (drums) deliver an electric performance at The Humming Tree in Bengaluru as part of the fourth Berklee Tandon Global Clinics.
The clinics commence with polyrhythmic vocal and body percussion. From left: Eren Başbuğ (keyboard), Yoel Genin (guitar), Rohith Jayaraman (assistant manager, Berklee India Exchange), Yogev Gabay (drums), Guy Bernfeld (bass), and Annette Philip (artistic director, Berklee India Exchange).
More than 150 students from 44 Indian towns and cities attended the clinics in Mumbai and Bengaluru in May 2017, which focused on progressive rock music.
Guitar clinician Yoel Genin leads an interactive session in melodic writing and improvisation in a prog rock setting.
Keyboard clinician Eren Başbuğ shares his favorite KORG patches with students in Bengaluru.
In a Q&A in Mumbai, Berklee clinicians discuss life as a musician, journeying through self-doubt, and keeping creativity alive.
Berklee India Exchange Managing Director Clint Valladares talks about Berklee’s vision to provide increased access to music education in India.
Clinician Eren Başbuğ guides students as they try out the Seaboard, a cutting-edge synthesizer by ROLI.
Students don’t want to miss a beat of drum clinician Yogev Gabay’s tips during an open sound check at the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics.
Guitarist Yoel Genin reacts to bass gymnastics by fellow clinician Guy Bernfeld during their closing concert at antiSOCIAL at Khar in Mumbai.
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Progressive rock enthusiasts in Mumbai and Bengaluru enjoyed intensive two-day workshops this May at the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics conducted by the Berklee India Exchange. These clinics were made possible by the generosity of Chandrika Tandon, who is an avid supporter of music and education as well as a Grammy-nominated artist and member of Berklee's President's Advisory Council.

More than 150 students from different parts of India gathered in Mumbai on May 25 and 26 and in Bengaluru on May 29 and 30 to study with Berklee clinicians Yogev Gabay (drums), Yoel Genin (guitar), and Guy Bernfeld (bass), all from Israel, and Eren Başbuğ (keyboard) from Turkey. The workshops each concluded with a concert, open to the public, at antiSOCIAL at Khar in Mumbai and The Humming Tree in Bengaluru, presented in conjunction with Berklee partner Furtados School of Music.