DISCOVER-i: Crossroads

Come join us at DISCOVER-i: Crossroads on Wednesday November 29 at Sala Russafa! Entrance is free and on a first-come first-serve basis; no tickets are required!

DISCOVER, the concert series that lets you uncover the best new performing talent at Berklee, and Innovation: En Vivo!, the concert series that allows you to experience the future of music now, have come together to bring you the new DISCOVER-i concert series.

DISCOVER-i is based on the collaboration between students from our four graduate programs; Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration); Music Production, Technology, and Innovation; Music Business and Global Entertainment; and Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games, as well as the undergraduate community from the First Year Abroad and Berklee Study Abroad programs.

DISCOVER-i features outstanding performers with innovative techniques and creative presentations, always with the highest production standards, to bring you the most moving and memorable musical experiences. Because our students have a wide range of specialties and stylistic backgrounds, a DISCOVER-i concert evening can be very diverse. Concerts can be expected to include the highest level of musical, visual and production quality, including but not limited to solo acts to large group, electronic based compositions, video mapping, live DJs, audio/visual installations, acoustic/electric collaborations, and nearly every part of the show includes some form of visuals/projection.

DISCOVER-i concerts will be based on a theme, and students will be encouraged to submit applications which reflect that theme. The first concert this year is DISCOVER-i: Crossroads. Featured groups will be student-led bands, chosen by committee through an application and audition process.

Global Summit Concert

BERKLEE GLOBAL SUMMIT CONCERT Thursday, October 26, 8 p.m. Sala Martín i Soler, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía The Berklee Global Summit concert will showcase students at Berklee’s campus in Valencia. The concert will feature ensembles from the Contemporary performance (Production Concentration) and Music Production, Technology, and Innovation graduate programs, along with cues from Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games. Featuring (in no particular order):
  • Nacho Marco Ensemble
  • Ben Cantil Ensemble
  • Pierce Warnecke Ensemble
  • Latin Jazz Ensemble (led by Victor Mendoza)
  • Fusion Ensemble (led by Gary Willis)
  • Roots Ensemble (led by Casey Driessen)
  • Mediterranean Ensemble (led by Perico Sambeat)
  • Jazz Fusion Ensemble (led by Polo Orti)
  • Flamenco Fusion Ensemble (led by Sergio Martinez)
  • Vocal Ensemble (led by Brian Zalmijn)
  • Groove Ensemble (led by Mariano Steimberg)

SECLUDE

SECLUDE is the world’s first virtual reality visual EP, and it’s been created by AtraVerse Productions. The event, which will take place the June 23, is the launch party to display the content created and to celebrate the work done so far.Log in virtually to watch the album and live stream straight from Atraverse.com (with or without a Virtual Reality headset).Tanya Niesvizky-Kogan, from the Global Entertainment and Music Business program, together with Dave Abrams, from the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program, have been working on building the company AtraVerse, a creative agency that makes VR content for the music industry.

Aperitivo: Berklee DJs Showcase With Audiovisuals

Music Produciton, Technology, and Innovation students will present for the very first time a serie of audiovisual works and DJs sets under the supervision and direction of Berklee teachers Nacho Marco and Pierce Warnecke.The DJs sets will take place in La Rambleta‘s terrace, and the audiovisual expositions will be in the rooms.Works from the students Daniel Kleffmann and Hasan Gomez, together with some short videos and works from the local artist, Edu Comelles, and the teacher Warnecke, will be presented.

International Music Summit College – Malta

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The team behind International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza extend their global reach with the second annual IMS College – Malta (Summer Camp). A curated educational initiative aimed squarely at the emerging music industry professional and next generation of artists from around the world.From the first chord played in the studio to the final encore onstage, from launching a label to forging a career in artist management, IMS College – Malta will break down all the significant areas into a foundation master class for all that attend.Partnering with leading music production institute Point Blank Music School and Berklee College of Music to provide experienced instructors, masterclasses and hosts.Berklee College of Music Valencia campus, will bring their expertise to a technical production workshop, led by broadcaster and label head Nacho Marco, one of the most respected DJs and prolific producers on the Spanish electronic music scene.

Dimorphic: An Immersive Cognitive Exploration

We are happy to announce Dimorphic, an activity open to Berklee community members and the general public as part of Música en Abierto program for 2017, led by Berklee in collaboration with City of Arts and Sciences.

This piece is an exploration of the dimorphism within the human mind, with special attention paid to both the pitfalls and the astounding capabilities of our brains. We have the unique and extremely advantageous capacity to hone our attention, apply logical reasoning, store and recall memories, experience emotions, and empathize. But how do these faculties worth together to constitute our perception?

In words of Matt McIntyre, Berklee graduate student and father of this concept, “Artistically, this project seeks to explore the psychology of human self-perception in a digital age, with special attention paid to the dysmorphic ways we stray from our natural states to seek the approval of others. I hope to do this by using the magic of video projection to transform the inside of El Hemisférico into a giant eyeball, or lens, to look out of. The gargantuan eye will give us vignettes of human perception, exploring the differences between how we see ourselves and how others see us. By looking through various lenses at ourselves, and finding new perspectives from which to view human consciousness, we can peek past the veneers we have created for ourselves, and paint a broader, more realistic picture of what constitutes an individual. Personally, I find my self spending a lot of energy making sure that the inward view I have of myself matches both my outward behavior, and my online persona. I want to dig deep into these themes, to explore the natural dichotomy between our inner thoughts/desires and our outward behavior.”

How do we process information? How are memories stored and recalled? How can a sound be so strongly tied to an emotion? Why do certain tastes make you think of home?

These are the questions that Matt wants  to explore together with the audience.

Enveloping visuals and 3D sound create an immersive, inward experience that invites the viewer to explore him / herself in a new way; to hopefully gain new insight into the workings of their own mind.

Join us on this unique, immersive audio-visual experience! Information on how to attend will be published soon.

VORAMAR

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The students of the Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program, together with the local promoter theBasement, are putting together an event at the High Cube.Attendees to the event will have the pleasure to see and listen a session of one of the most prestigious DJs of today, Gerd Janson, as well as Nacho Marco, theBasement Soundsystem, and Berklee students from the Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation.During the day, Gerd Janson will be teaching a workshop in which the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation students will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback after listening to their music.

Perspectivas Sonoras

Perspectivas Sonoras is an original auditive environment created to reinforce our visual perception and auditory ability. The activity places daily objects on strange locations to challenge our perceptions. Being these objects located outside of their “normal” place, we increase the use of our senses.Big cylinders of different sizes will be distributed around the space, and will be used as resonant bodies through which the sine waves will be reproduced. The frequencies are chosen to create specific resonances with the objects. Visually, from a specific angle sitting on a chair and looking to a screen, the cylinders will be aligned to simulate that they are of the same size. From this position, only the sound will reveal the real location of each object.

Perspectivas Sonoras

Perspectivas Sonoras is an original auditive environment created to reinforce our visual perception and auditory ability. The activity places daily objects on strange locations to challenge our perceptions. Being these objects located outside of their “normal” place, we increase the use of our senses.Big cylinders of different sizes will be distributed around the space, and will be used as resonant bodies through which the sine waves will be reproduced. The frequencies are chosen to create specific resonances with the objects. Visually, from a specific angle sitting on a chair and looking to a screen, the cylinders will be aligned to simulate that they are of the same size. From this position, only the sound will reveal the real location of each object.

Dimorphic: An Immersive Cognitive Exploration

Get your Tickets Now (you’ll need to register first)

We are happy to announce the exclusive Première of Dimorphic, an activity open to Berklee community members and the general public as part of Música en Abierto program for 2017, led by Berklee in collaboration with City of Arts and Sciences.

This piece is an exploration of the dimorphism within the human mind, with special attention paid to both the pitfalls and the astounding capabilities of our brains. We have the unique and extremely advantageous capacity to hone our attention, apply logical reasoning, store and recall memories, experience emotions, and empathize. But how do these faculties worth together to constitute our perception?

In words of Matt McIntyre, Berklee graduate student and father of this concept, “Artistically, this project seeks to explore the psychology of human self-perception in a digital age, with special attention paid to the dysmorphic ways we stray from our natural states to seek the approval of others. I hope to do this by using the magic of video projection to transform the inside of El Hemisférico into a giant eyeball, or lens, to look out of. The gargantuan eye will give us vignettes of human perception, exploring the differences between how we see ourselves and how others see us. By looking through various lenses at ourselves, and finding new perspectives from which to view human consciousness, we can peek past the veneers we have created for ourselves, and paint a broader, more realistic picture of what constitutes an individual. Personally, I find my self spending a lot of energy making sure that the inward view I have of myself matches both my outward behavior, and my online persona. I want to dig deep into these themes, to explore the natural dichotomy between our inner thoughts/desires and our outward behavior.”

How do we process information? How are memories stored and recalled? How can a sound be so strongly tied to an emotion? Why do certain tastes make you think of home?

These are the questions that Matt wants  to explore together with the audience.

Enveloping visuals and 3D sound create an immersive, inward experience that invites the viewer to explore him / herself in a new way; to hopefully gain new insight into the workings of their own mind.

 Join us on this unique, immersive audio-visual experience!

CANCELLED – Un Lago de Conciertos

CANCELLED EVENT!The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain is collaborating with Berklee’s Valencia campus in a new initiative to promote the diffusion of free high quality music in the city. The concerts will feature Berklee students and faculty performing jazz, folk music, ambient music, and electronic music in several halls, as well as in the open air.

Sexual Assault Awareness Showcase at La Fabrica de Hielo

On Wednesday, April 26, SAAVE is hosting their first Sexual Assault Awareness Showcase at La Fabrica de Hielo, 9PM. It will feature music, poetry, spoken word, and dance, and they will be receiving donations from Alanna.Student Allies in Anti-Violence Education Valencia (SAAVE Valencia) is a Berklee student-run, community, inspired by the open conversation and initiative founded by the original SAAVE on Berklee’s campus in Boston. It is open to all graduate and study-abroad students on the campus in Valencia, Spain. SAAVE strives to be a safe space in which all narratives and communities are celebrated. Members are expected to respect and support one another and are encouraged to challenge each other in pursuit of growth, individually and collectively. There will be guest speakers and events throughout the semester, including a walk and concert in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month to parallel the showcase happening on the Boston campus.

Innovation ¡En Vivo! – One Minute Past Midnite

Berklee’s Valencia campus community comes together in the spirit of innovation to present an electrifying multi-sensory program of DJs and VJs at La3 Club! Come and dance to the music of our amazing line up of performers:– The Freestyle Gang DJs – DJ Fly – DJ Ell – DJ Neal Singies – Mister Gee – DJ Randy Roughhouse – Analog K (Live) – Nouceur Pneuma (Live) – VJs Matt Mcintyre and Pauly Daniel

Experience the future of music featuring musicians and innovators from Berklee College of Music’s international graduate programs in Valencia, Spain. Singers, technologists, instrumentalists, dancers, video artists, and electronic musicians from around the world will come together for an entertaining night of world music, jazz, folk, and electronic music styles.

PROEM by Erik Hasan Gomez

The Berklee student Erik Hasan Gomez will perform his work PROEM, which was already presented during the fall edition of the Innovation: ¡En Vivo!, at the GNRation exhibition in Portugal.Influenced by Kantian philosophy, Proem describes the endeavor to find an objective reality using scientific research. As observers, we find our own versions of this reality and categorize them as objective external stimuli; however, the information we are able to grasp is conditioned by our cognition capabilities. What is synthesized from observation is really a reflection of our own minds. Proem is segmented in three chapters that stand for the scientific realms of Physics, Biology and Psychology where the chronological order in which they are exhibited represent an inward cognitive direction. Respectively, these chapters represent the study of the world around us, the study of how we fit in it, and the study of how it is a part of us. Proem guides us from a simple cognitive state to a state of cognitive complexity that culminates in introspection. 

La Nit de Berklee

Berklee’s campus in Valencia’s class of 2017 will be graduating on Monday, July 10. To celebrate this milestone, students from all four master’s degree programs at Berklee’s Valencia campus will put on a special concert that will take place on a floating stage opposite the Hemisféric, in collaboration with the City of Arts and Sciences on July 8 at 10 p.m. (CEST).John McLaughlin will perform during the commencement concert and will receive a Honorary Doctorate handed by Berklee’s president Roger Brown during the commencement exercises on July 10.John McLaughlin (Doncaster, England) is considered one of the best guitarists alive. A number of prominent musicians cite him as an influence. His music includes many genres of jazz, which he has coupled with elements of rock, Indian classical music, Western classical music, flamenco, and blues, to become one of the pioneering figures in fusion.The show is open at all the public free of cost as Berklee’s campus in Valencia invites the entire city to proudly celebrate the work by the 2017 graduating students. Last year, more than 4,000 people attended!Come enjoy the performances of amazing bands led by musicians from around the world! This concert is proudly supported by Fundación Bancaja, Yamaha, COPE Valencia, and Mapfre.LA NIT DE BERKLEE PROGRAMPre-Concert DJ Set by Uncle Ricky A.K.A. Jon Erik Lindberg and Kontejas A.K.A. Tejaswi GortiFaces of Berklee Valencia Video Video by Samuel Zhang“Follow Me” Composed by Polina Zizak Arranged by Joshua Wheatley and Polina Zizak Performers: Polina Zizak, Arletis García, Caleb Gore, Hannah Lebel, Emmanuel Linois, Clifford Bond, Hooni Min, Ryan Kimbrell, Tabari Lake, Joshua Wheatley, Diego Martínez Ordiñana, Carlos Escocés.“Flu” Composed and arranged Rachel Lanskey Performers: Rachel Lanskey, Joyce Cheung, Yusi Zhou, Arletis Garcia, Gina Mirenda, Polina Zizak, Rasika Shekar, Jennifer McMahon, Jelena Soro, Ena Marley, Lili del Sol, Paula Piñero, Paula Bast.“Corporal AB / Sarty Party / We’ll Aye Gang Back To Yon Town” Traditional / Traditional / Composed by Alexander Walker Arranged by Beòlach, adapted by David Duncan Yandell Performers: David Duncan Yandell, Scott Peters, Rasika Shekar, Sam Amos, Ricardo Osorno, Gina Mirenda, Jennifer McMahon, Casey Driessen.“The Lake” Composed and orchestrated by Nerea Alberdi Music recorded at Air Studios, London“Eclipse” Composed and arranged by Hooni Min Performers: Hooni Min, Michael Bester, Ryan Kimbrell, Tabari Lake, Joshua Wheatley.“Penumbra” Animation and Sound Design by Matt McIntyre“Answer” Composed and arranged by Steve Umculo Performers: Steve Umculo, Michael Bester, Cliff Bond, Ricardo Osorno, Johann Audiffren, Jennifer McMahon, Caleb Gore, Scott Peters, Hannah Lebel, Keturah Brown, Elias Wuermeling, Casey Driessen.Solo Guitar Arranged by John McLaughlin Performer: John McLaughlin“My Favorite Things” Composed by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers Arranged by John Coltrane, adapted by John McLaughlin and Casey Driessen Performers: John McLaughlin, Rasika Shekar, Hooni Min, Tabari Lake, Joshua WheatleyINTERMISSIONIntermission DJ Set by Noceur Pneuma A.K.A. Koray Onat“Lose or Hope” Composed and arranged by Yusi Zhou Video by Yu Lu Performer:Yusi Zhou“The Journey” Composed and arranged by Joyce Cheung Video by Erik Hasan Gomez Performers: Joyce Cheung, Tabari Lake, Henry Rater, Daniel Sottile, Rachel Lanskey, Scott Peters, César Secundino Méndez, Paula Piñero, Martin Lucy, Rasika Shekar, Jelena Soro, Jason Huang, Johan Audiffren, Andre Walker.“Danza de las Arañas” Composed and arranged by Cesar Secundino Mendez and Victor Mendoza Performers: César Secundino Méndez, Rachel Lanskey, Joyce Cheung, Kevin Reierson, Johann Audiffren, Sebastian Laverde, Victor Mendoza.“Coda” Video and music by Palendroma A.K.A. Nitin Muralikrishna“Aguacate” Composed and arranged by Lili del Sol Video by Lili del Sol Performers: Lili del Sol, Johann Audiffren, Andres Mira, Joyce Cheung, César Secundino Méndez, Sergio del Castillo, Rachel Lanskey, Iran Garcia, Paula Piñero, John Leavitt, Sebastian Laverde, Mariano Steimberg.“The Bloop Troop” Composed and orchestrated by Mauricio Ribeiro Original animated short directed by Ram Singh Music recorded at Air Studios, London“Yesterday” Composed by Caleb Gore Arranged by Caleb Gore String Arrangement by Joyce Cheung Conducted by Joaquin Garcia Performers: Caleb Gore, Jennifer McMahon, Arletis García, Steve Umculo, Michael Bester, Cliff Bond, David Duncan Yandell, Daniel Sottile, Elliot Sabbagh, Henry Rater, Keith Leung, Rachel Lanskey, Yurie Minakta, Scott Peters, Joyce Cheung, John Stewart, Hannah Lebel, Kevin Reierson, Angela Hsieh, Guy Schneider, Neal Dingies, Johann Audiffren, Pedro Antonio Rodriguez Cortez.“Hallelujah / Freedom / Johnny B. Goode” Composed by Leonard Cohen / George Michael / Chuck Berry Conducted by John Leavitt, Alicia Fernández Morote, Vanessa Garde Arrangement by John Leavitt, Alicia Fernández Morote, Mauricio Vasconcelos and Vanessa Garde Choreography by Clara Barberá Performers: Joshua Wheatley, Johann Audiffren, Tabari Lake, Michael Bester, Darro Chea, Joyce Cheung, Matt Struthers, Ryan Kimbrell, Polina Zizak, Caleb Gore, Kaya Rand, Lili del Sol, Jennifer McMahon, Paula Bast, Stephen Haiden, Justin Russell, Sean Goldman, Sahlia Wong, Sara Hau, Martin Lo, David Yandell, Daniel Sottile, Elliott Sabbagh, King Heng Leung, Yurie Minakata, Scott Peters, Diego Martínez Ordiñana, Carlos Escocés, Javier Feltrer, Kako Rubio, Lluis Granell, Sebastián Laverde.Watch last year’s commencement concert videos:

Imaginarium

The Music Production, Technology, and Innovation student, Matthew McIntyre, is organizing Imaginarium, an event taking place the April 29th at 8 p.m. in a farm nearby Valencia city. Different students from the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program will participate on it and will present their Culminating Experience’s projects. During all the night there will be music and projection art.Tickets available:
  • 8€ presale
  • 10€ at the door with Berklee ID
  • 15€ without Berklee ID
 Music by:
  • Encanti (Professir Ben Cantil)
  • Holly (Producer from Portugal)
  • Onai (Paul Daniel & Naseem Silver-Hajo)
  • Uncle Ricky (Erik Lindberg)
  • Oseya (AJ Ramírez)
  • DJ ELL (Elliott Sabbagh)
  • Tetrafyre (Matt McIntyre)
  • Achaziyah (Brenton)
  • Kontejas (Tejas Gorti)
  • Last Night (Henry Rater)
  • GeS (Greg Sommerville)
Visuals by:
  • John Forsythe
  • Matt McIntyre
  • Koray Onat
  • Dave Abrams
  • Satyam Sangwan
  • Dimitri Carabas

Berklee Students Perform at Fallas

Berklee Alumni Alex Canuto (LiveXMusic) is producing a show for Fallas 2017 with the help of global entertainment and music business student Keturah Brown. The show will take place on Thursday, March 16th at 10 p.m. (local time) in the Plaza of San Sebastian in honor of the Fallas celebrations for the year, featuring diverse styles and artists within the contemporary pop and jazz genres. The following acts will be featured:Bands: The Caleb Gore Steve Umculo Molly PeckDJ’s: DJ Ell Kevin Reierson

Un Lago de Conciertos

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain is collaborating with Berklee’s Valencia campus in a new initiative to promote the diffusion of free high quality music in the city. The concerts will feature Berklee students and faculty performing jazz, folk music, ambient music, and electronic music in several halls, as well as in the open air.

CANCELLED – Un Lago de Conciertos

This Event Has Been Cancelled—

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain is collaborating with Berklee’s Valencia campus in a new initiative to promote the diffusion of free high quality music in the city. The concerts will feature Berklee students and faculty performing jazz, folk music, ambient music, and electronic music in several halls, as well as in the open air.

Un Lago de Conciertos

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain is collaborating with Berklee’s Valencia campus in a new initiative to promote the diffusion of free high quality music in the city. The concerts will feature Berklee students and faculty performing jazz, folk music, ambient music, and electronic music in several halls, as well as in the open air.

Un Lago de Conciertos

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain is collaborating with Berklee’s Valencia campus in a new initiative to promote the diffusion of free high quality music in the city. The concerts will feature Berklee students and faculty performing jazz, folk music, ambient music, and electronic music in several halls, as well as in the open air.