Berklee Week

We reach the end of the academic year with “Berklee Week”, a musical celebration with students from Berklee’s campus in Valencia happening from July 2 to July 7. Berklee on the Big Screen. A Première As part of the Berklee Week, the Hemisfèric will present two special sessions showcasing the final projects of students in the Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games graduate program. After recording these final compositions with an orchestra of a professional studio at AIR studios in London, one of the best studios in the world, you’ll know them scoop combined with short films and animations on the giant screen of the Hemisfèric. La Nit de Berklee Our commencement concert “La Nit de Berklee”  is the culmination of a year of work and learning, the concert where our graduate students showcase their talent merging styles from around the world creating a very special and multisensory experience, a colour and music explosion which takes place on a floating stage at the north lake of the Hemisfèric. In 2017, La Nit de Berklee gathered 5.000 attendees and this year, it welcomes once again all people from Valencia and from all over the world who will be visiting the city on the most important date for the Valencia campus in 2018. Exhibition ‘Contrapunto’ As a fair-exhibit, an installation designed by Berklee Valencia Multimedia Installation Ensemble (led by Professor F. Pierce Warnecke), a group of students in the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation master’s degree program, will be displayed. Students from this graduate program have spent a whole year generating innovative ideas for the future of music. In collaboration with the City of Arts and Sciences, Berklee is transformed into an interactive showcase to share their work with all Valencia. The project is a new collaboration between Berklee Valencia and Valencian sculptor Rafael Amoros. The installation will feature three large-scale pieces custom built by Amoros and projection mapped by the Ensemble. Students will create original music and video content inspired by these sculptures, in keeping with themes of minimalism and Mediterranean. Through this exciting collaboration, the undulating works of an acclaimed sculptor will take on a new dimension through sound and moving image.

‘Contrapunt’ Exhibition

‘Contrapunt’ is a new collaboration between the Berklee Valencia Multimedia Installation Ensemble (led by Professor F. Pierce Warnecke) and Valencian sculptor Rafael Amoros. The installation will feature three large-scale pieces custom built by Amoros and projection mapped by the Ensemble. Students will create original music and video content inspired by these sculptures, in keeping with themes of minimalism and Mediterranean. Through this exciting collaboration, the undulating works of an acclaimed sculptor will take on a new dimension through sound and moving image.  

Voices of Love Charity Concert

The United Love Movement, created by Berklee’s campus in Valencia alumni Paula Olaz, Esteban Gomez, and John C. Leavitt, returns to the Palau de la Música on June 24th at 19:30 to present the second edition of ‘Voices of Love,’ a universal love-promoting musical event designed to inspire the most powerful tool we have to combat hate in this world: love. This time the Berklee Valencia Singers and the ULM Orchestra join together with guest artists the ‘Lux Singers,’ a professional chamber choir based out of the United States who are coming all the way from Utah to perform! Tickets cost 6 euros and are available at https://www.palauvalencia.com/evento/voices-of-love/. All proceeds will go to ALCE, an organization dedicated to the research and support of sufferers of Epilepsy and their families.

Pierce Warnecke at ISM Hexadome in Berlin

From 29 March to 22 April 2018, the immersive 360° audiovisual exhibition ISM Hexadome in Berlin will feature live performances and installations by international artists, including assistant professor Pierce Warnecke. The ISM Hexadome is a new format and at the same time a completely new tool. Nine performances and installations have been specially conceived for the project by international sound and visual artists. Within the ISM Hexadome, each work opens a door into a world crafted in sonic and visual detail, demonstrating the power of spatialization for sound. Developed by the Institute for Sound and Music Berlin in collaboration with Pfadfinderei and ZKM | Center for Art and Media, the ISM Hexadome is an immersive exhibition fusing art with technology, unlike any previous experience within a museum context. Throughout 2018–2019, the ISM Hexadome exhibition is scheduled to travel from Berlin to museums and festivals worldwide. Pierce Warnecke and Frank Bretschneider’s installation will be exhibited from 14 April, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm to 15 April, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an 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 the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October. *Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an 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 the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October. *Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an 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 the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October. *Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an 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 the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October.
*Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an 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 the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October. *Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an 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 the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October.
*Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an 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 the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October.
*Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an 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 the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October.
*Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an 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 the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October.

La Nit de Berklee – Commencement Concert 2018

Berklee’s campus in Valencia’s class of 2018 will be graduating on Saturday, July 7. To celebrate this milestone, students from all four master’s degree programs at Berklee’s  campus in Valencia 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. The show is open to all the public free of cost as Berklee’s campus in Valencia invites the entire city to proudly celebrate the work by the 2018 graduating students. This year, composer and guitar legend Al Di Meola will be performing as a special guest. Program Ana Krstajic (Live Score) Chris Weigers (Eastern Africa) Eddie Takumi (Rock) Erella Atlan (French & Israeli) Eva Villalba Elena (Latin) Josh Harris (Jazz Ballad) Josh Wallace (Reggae) Korina Davis (American Folk) Leslie Helpert (Old School Jazz) Lily Gagnon (Acoustic Duet) Nan Macmillan (Americana) Na Young Joo (Electronica) Nehir Akansu (Traditional Iranian) Sarah Martinson (Jazz Pop) Sergio Martín (Colombian Fusion Instrumental) Sylvie Leys (Contemporary Sax/Marimba Duet) *Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

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, 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.

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.