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, electronically 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 a committee through an application and audition process.
- 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)
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.