Berklee today

JUN 2015

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8 Berklee today Professor Jon Damian penned Fresh Music: Explorations with the Creative Workshop Ensemble for Musicians, Artists, and Teachers, which offers ways to inspire the creative process. It is available through Amazon. Professor Terri Lyne Carrington pre- sented a master class at the South Florida Percussion Festival. Associate professor Jan Donley gave a demonstration at Boston's Boylston Street Apple Store on using iPads to draw, write, and teach. Ben Houge, a member of the Berklee Valencia faculty, presented a Web audio version of his composition "The Tomb of the Grammarian Lysias," a setting of a Greek poem by Constantine Cavafy for voice and audience members' mobile devices, at the frst Web Audio Conference in Paris in January. Dean Darla S. Hanley hosted jazz ed- ucation forums for arts leaders and teachers and gave the presenta- tion More Music in Every Class: New Tools for Teachers at SXSWedu. Film scoring professor Mason Daring released the new CD 40, celebrating 40 years of performing and record- ing with Jeanie Stahl. Professors Larry Finn and Dave Fiuczynski played on the album Kaleidoscope by David Hines '73. Professor Michael Farquharson is working as the coproducer and or- chestrator for the song "Love Is the Answer" for the Carter Center in Atlanta. Additionally, he is cur- rently coproducing, performing, and orchestrating for a recording of Brazilian music by Larry Monroe, fea- turing Matthew Nicholl and Donna McElroy. Liberal arts professor Peter Gardner gave presentations on the cultural differences in verbal communica- tion styles and the potential for misunderstanding at the University of El Salvador and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Assistant professor Hey Rim Jeon re- cently performed with Benny Golson at Wellesley College with Ron Mahdi (bass) and Ralph Peterson Jr. (drums). Assistant professor Jason Palmer made a live recording in London as a part of the French-American Cultural Exchange in collabora- tion with pianist Cédric Hanriot. He also released his sixth recording on SteepleChase Records, an homage to Janelle Monáe. In July, piano professor Laszlo Gardony will release the live CD Life in Real Time on Sunnyside Records, featuring Bill Pierce, Stan Strickland, John Lockwood, Yoron Israel, and Don Braden. Visit lgjazz.com. Kevin Harris, assistant professor of piano, toured China and Israel with his group. He released his ffth trio album featuring bassist Ben Street and drummer Francisco Mela. Visit kevinharrisproject.com. Associate professor Mimi Rabson and her Strings Theory Trio released a self-titled recording featuring a synthesis of classical chamber music and directed improvisation, featur- ing violinist Helen-Sherrah Davies and cellist Junko Fujiwara. Visit mimirabson.com. Associate professor Wayne Wild is publishing Liberating Aesthetics: for the Aspiring Artist and the Inspired Audience with Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. In March, professor Neil Olmstead was invited to the Conservatorio di Pescara in Italy to give lectures and demonstrations on the impact of French impressionist music on American jazz. Associate professor Larry Bell's work Hansel and Gretel, a fable for narra- tor and orchestra, was performed by Ballet Arts Worcester at the Hanover Theatre in February. Assistant professor of piano Frank Carlberg released Shadows and Refections, a duo album with Leo Genovese '04 on Red Piano Records. Visit redpianorecords.com. Voice instructor Jamie Lynn Hart re- ceived her master of music degree from Boston University. She released the albums Anticipate and The Let Go, and won CBS Local's top pick in the Boston's Best Local Female Musician category and the Limelight Music Award for Best Female Performer and Best Songwriter. Visit jamielynnhart.com. Assistant professor Daniela Schächter received a Berklee record- ing grant and recorded Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen with Mike Tucker (sax), Mark Walker (drums), and Michael O'Brien (bass). The album will be released in the fall. Associate professor Amy Merrill will have a reading of her new play The Square at the New Hampshire Theatre Project in mid-June. Assistant professor Victoria Large published the short story "Pink Ribbon Skies" in Soundings Review. Her story "Scene from an Unfnished Documentary Film" appeared in the anthology Microchondria II: 42 More Short Stories Collected by Harvard Book Store. Associate professor Fernando Brandão is releasing the album Sem Tradução (No Translation) featur- ing original compositions with lyrics by Pedro Lago, Rosangela Santiago, Robson Santiago, and Brandão. The players include Fernando Huergo, Paul Del Nero, Bertram Lehmann, Daniel Ian Smith, Bobby Gallegos, and others. Visit fernandobrandao. com. Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty featuring faculty Bob Doezema (gui- tars), Jeff Stout (trumpet), Daryl Lowery (woodwinds/fute), and Jesse Williams (bass) performed at the Hot Stove Cool Beneft Concert. Composition professor Jonathan Bailey Holland's piece "The Clarity of Cold Air" was performed by mem- bers of the Grammy-winning group Eighth Blackbird together with stu- dents from the Interlochen Arts Academy in April. Compiled by Ryan Fleming '03 Daniela Schächter Frank Carlberg Mimi Rabson Larry Watson John Soares Phil Farnsworth

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