Connect 2022: EDI Summit Connect 2022: EDI Summit

Friday, June 3, 2022

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Keynote with Mark de Clive-Lowe

Japanese-New Zealander composer, jazz musician, remixer and electronic music producer, Mark de Clive-Lowe is an internationally established artist with over 20 years’ experience spanning multiple genres and continents. Mark will be giving our keynote address to start the conference off, sharing his journey from aspiring jazz pianist to EDI pioneer and speaking on the fundamental ideas, challenges and possibilities created by incorporating EDI’s into your musical performance.

LA-based since 2008, Mark has release close to twenty solo albums and hundreds of collaborations on stage and in the studio with musicians, artists, and DJs including Kenny Dope, Jody Watley, DJ Spinna, Sheila E., Kamasi Washington, Pino Palladino and Harvey Mason. His remix productions include Shirley Horn, Hiatus Kaiyote and the Blue Note Records catalog. Recent works have seen Mark take deep-dives into his Japanese roots, interpreting ancestry through the lens of jazz and electronica, and pioneering projects in the web3 music space. Mark is the founder of Mashibeats - a creator/collector DAO in-the-making, a recipient of the 2021 U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship and an active curator and educator.

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Presentation: Mark de Clive Lowe Performance Practice

Composer, jazz musician, remixer and electronic music producer, Mark de Clive-Lowe will be presenting a breakdown of his performance setup, including Native Instruments’ Maschine, sampling, and live effects processing, and speaking about his performance practices. Mark brings an incredible amount of musicianship, virtuosity and dexterity to EDI’s and integrates them seamlessly into his solo and ensemble performances. 

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Concert

Electronic jazz pioneer and pianist Mark de Clive-Lowe blends acoustic, electronic and world music exploring themes of belonging and identity. Mark’s virtuosity on his musical instruments, from piano to Native Instrument’s Maschine is unparalleled. In a quote from Jazziz, “ Way before jazz hybridity became a worldwide phenomenon, de Clive-Lowe was busy designing its blueprint.” Don’t miss this opportunity to see an incredible musician incorporating digital instruments into a musically intricate and fluid set.

Val Jeanty, also known as Val-Inc, is a Haitian electronic music composer, turntablist, drummer, and professor at Berklee College of Music who evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious self-defined as “Afro-Electronica.” A quote from Big Ears Festivals describes it best, “Jeanty plays ancient Haitian vodou rhythms through experimental electronic music’s modern apparatus of samplers, laptop filters, and digital pads, building propulsive but ethereal beats that hang like sinuous sculptures in the air.”

Val’s intricate and refined sense of rhythm and musical flow is refreshing and unique and nothing less than awe inspiring.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

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Panel Discussion: A Conversation with Electronic Music Performers, Moderated by Claire Lim
Claire Marie Lim
Claire Marie Lim
Berklee College of Music, Assistant Professor
Daedelus
Daedelus
Berklee College of Music
Rishabh Rajan
Rishabh Rajan
Berklee College of Music, Assistant Professor

It’s not often we get the opportunity to listen to a group of artists and performers discuss their performance practices with EDI’s and electronic music performance. Join Berklee faculty members, Daedelus, Claire Lim (dolltr!ck), and Thavius Beck, with Mark de Clive Lowe and Quantic in a discussion around electronic music performance, their practice and approach. Moderated by Berklee faculty member Rishabh Rajan.