Berklee today

OCT 2015

Berklee today is the official alumni publication of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a forum for contemporary music and musicians.

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8 Berklee today Professor George Garzone re- corded the album Crescent, featuring Esperanza Spalding '05 and Leo Genovese '04. Professor Bruno Råberg released the album Hot Box, featuring Phil Grenadier on trumpet, Allan Chase on saxophones, and Austin McMahon on drums. Visit Assistant professor Vadim Neselovskyi and his Agricultural Dreams Trio recorded a new CD fea- turing Gary Burton. Neselovskyi also appears on an album with Arkady Shilkloper, and completed a resi- dency at the MacDowell Colony. Visit Assistant professor Mike Tucker per- formed with Arturo Sandoval's quintet in July at the Newport Jazz Festival. Visit Berkleemusic facilitator Peter Bell and his former student Ben Lauenroth wrote and produced a jingle that won an Angie's List jingle contest. Assistant professor Peter Bufano penned music for the documentary Humor Abuse, the Big Apple Circus, and Vegas Nocturne (produced by Spiegelworld). Bufano also performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and played accordion and wrote mu- sic for the 2015 International Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. Visit Professor Mili Bermejo-Greenspan and her husband, bassist Dan Greenspan, are artists-in-residence at the Lilypad club in Cambridge, MA. They will produce four concerts. Visit Assistant professor Ana Gulgui was part of the faculty team chosen for the Guilford Sound recording residency via Berklee's faculty development program. They will record a musical version of Alice in Wonderland, com- posed and adapted by Rene Pfster. Professor Laszlo Gardony and his sextet played at the Bar Harbor and Cambridge jazz festivals in the sum- mer and at Birdland in New York City in September. His latest CD, Life in Real Time, was named an editor's pick in DownBeat magazine. Visit Liberal arts professor Michael Heyman was a guest editor and contributor for the special nonsense literature issue of Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature. Professor Kathleen Howland flmed a TEDx talk in Valencia about mu- sic therapy. She also began a research project at Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital with people affected by aphasia (speech/ language disorder) using music-based interventions. Visit kathleenhowland. com. Associate professor Janie Barnett has coproduced a new recording for singer-songwriter Teri Scheinzeit ti- tled Choosing Happy. Barnett also composed and recorded music commissioned by Academy Award- winning flmmaker Peggy Stern and is working on two new releases of Americana and public domain songs. Last summer, professor Wendy Rolfe performed at the National Flute Association Convention in Washington, DC, and at the International Flute Festival in Quito, Ecuador. She also played with the Handel and Haydn Society and the Cape Symphony. Visit Associate professor Janice Pendarvis facilitated a master class at the Apollo Theater in New York City with as- sistant professor Alonzo Harris. In addition to many TV appearances, Pendarvis appears in the Grammy- winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. Associate professor John Whynot re- corded and mixed the score to the F/X series Tyrant for composers Mychael and Jeff Danna. The score was nomi- nated for two Emmy awards. Professor Ken Zambello, who has taught courses on the history of rock since 1990, was interviewed by Perry Eaton, culture writer for, about Janis Joplin's fnal performance at Harvard Stadium in 1970. Liberal arts professor Bill Banfeld pub- lished the book Ethnomusicologizing: Essays on Music in the New Paradigms. Professor Marti Epstein had her com- position Virga premiered in Reykjavik, Iceland, by the harp-percussion group Duo Harpverk. In November, her piece Hypnagogia will be performed by the Ludovico Ensemble at Boston Conservatory's Seully Hall to celebrate the release of Epstein's frst CD of her music, also titled Hypnagogia. Associate professor Ben Sher gave a masterclass on fretboard harmony in July at Berklee's Valencia campus for master's degree program guitar stu- dents. Associate professor Andy Eldelstein's Rapid Eye Studio in Belmont, MA, was included in Mix magazine's article "Acoustic Design for 18 of this Year's Coolest New Studios." Professor Mark Rossi penned the ar- ticle "The Infuence of Indian Music on Jazz" for the magazine of the Singapore Fine Arts Society for their Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance, 2015. Associate professor Darol Anger and instructor Joe K. Walsh released a CD on Compass Records titled The People Need Light. Their band Mr Sun includes Grant Gordy (acoustic guitar) and Ethan Jodziewicz (bass). Associate professor Rebecca Perricone recorded the CD What a Woman Knows featuring Daniel Ian Smith, Yoron Israel, Barry Smith, Mark Walker, Oscar Stagnaro, Claudio Raguzzi, Marty Walsh, and Ralph Rosen. Former songwriting chair Jack Perricone arranged and coproduced the music. Percussion instructor Thomas Schmidt was a featured performer and lecturer at professor Alexandros Kalogeras's festival École de Naxos on the Cycladic island of Naxos, Greece. Professor Dave Howard spent the summer in Italy performing at festi- vals and teaching. Professor Barbara LaFitte traveled La Roche-Guyon, France, to attend "Oboman" Jean Luc Fillon's Oboe Improvisation Academie. Compiled by Ryan Fleming '03 Rebecca Perricone Mike Tucker Kathleen Howland David Gilmore

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