Friday, June 3, 2022
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
Berklee EDI’s chair Michael Bierylo, assistant chair Michele Darling, and faculty members, Daedelus, Claire Lim, and Rishabh Rajanwill meet for a panel discussion on their experience in building the EDI principal instrument program at Berklee College, one of the first programs of its kind at a music school within the United States. Topics will include audition requirements, proficiency levels and exams, teaching private lessons, labs and ensembles, and how the program has grown over the past two years. The session will end in Q&A.
Berklee faculty member Val Jeanty will demonstrate her unique performance setup as a turntablist, drummer, and electronic music producer, consisting of drums, a DJ rig, sampler, and live effects processors.
Also, learn about Sunhouse Drum Sensors as a part of Val’s workflow and performance setup. Sunhouse makes a revolutionary tool for music production and performance, which is a hybrid drum setup and an electronic drum kit in one. Sunhouse can control melodies, harmonies, and samples all from a drum set. This allows musical expression from real drums with the freedom and unlimited sounds from digital control. A drum set can become a new source of timbre, a new hybrid musical instrument.
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