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Brazil 2014: Biennial da Bahia (Jason Lim, Part 1)

Jason Lim was one of several students selected to travel with Berklee’s Interdisciplinary Arts Institute Ensemble to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil in July 2014. The trip included an exchange at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), where BIAI members collaborated with UFBA students and share their research in interdisciplinary production, modular synthesizer design, and interactive music apps, and culminated in a concert at the 3rd Bahia Biennale at the Goethe-Institut theater. Read more with our student blog posts from Brazilview photos from the trip, or read the official press releases in English and Portuguese.

The months leading up to the trip to Brazil was a very busy time.  I had family from Scotland in town in Boston for my graduation ceremony, I was prototyping future products for Qu-Bit during any spare moment and the 3rd production run of the Nebulæ module was about to begin. I spent about a month from May 22nd in Rancho Cucamonga, CA with Qu-Bit’s other half, Andrew Ikenberry (Berklee Alumni ’13), where we worked 12 hour days soldering modules and writing new firmware. 

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Berklee in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Dalton Harts was one of several students selected to travel with Berklee’s Interdisciplinary Arts Institute Ensemble to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil in July 2014. The trip included an exchange at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), where BIAI members collaborated with UFBA students and share their research in interdisciplinary production, modular synthesizer design, and interactive music apps, and culminated in a concert at the 3rd Bahia Biennale at the Goethe-Institut theater. Read more with our student blog posts from Brazil, view photos from the trip, or read the official press releases in English and Portuguese.

This summer I was fortunate enough to travel on behalf of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute (BIAI) to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, for a performance at the third Bahia Biennale as well as an exchange with the University Federal da Bahia (UFBA).  The Biennale is a 100-day art and culture festival that draws artists from 22 countries to create over 30 events and exhibitions across Salvador and the state of Bahia.  We worked closely with students of music and technology from the UFBA, lead by UFBA faculty Cristiano Figueiró. 

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The Berklee Indian Ensemble presents: “Shuruaat” – Clinton Cerejo meets Berklee

Student blogger Anahita Bahri is a hand percussionist and pianist studying Music Business and Electronic Production & Design at Berklee. She is also a regular blogger for The Huffington Post, and a media relations assistant at Berklee. She hails from Chandigarh, India and graduates in 2015.

Have you checked out the latest tearjerker from Google India, trending on YouTube with over 5.7 million views  – after just one week online – and counting? The mastermind behind the emotional music bringing many to tears is Clinton Cerejo, a multi-instrumentalist, vocal and music arranger, composer, and producer of over 2,000 commercial jingles. Cerejo has made a mark on many major musical works in Bollywood and has worked extensively with world-renowned artists including A. R. Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and Kailash Kher.

Clinton Cerejo joins the Berklee Indian Ensemble at the Berklee Performance Center on November 26.

As a student in the Berklee Indian Ensemble, I have a lot to be thankful for as we approach Thanksgiving: Cerejo joins the Berklee Indian Ensemble at the Berklee Performance Center stage for Shuruaat – Clinton Cerejo Meets Berklee, Shuruaat (meaning “beginning”) features an expansive repertoire from a Carnatic Thillana to Indo-jazz experiments. 

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#BerkleeCMJ: HRR Interview with Sirma

Heavy Rotations Record rep and student Kaylee Bugg interviews Sirma (HRR) in anticipation of their set at our Berklee CMJ Music Marathon Showcase.

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#BerkleeCMJ: HRR Interview with Red Oblivion

Heavy Rotations Record rep and student Dan Sigman interviews Red Oblivion (HRR) in anticipation of their set at our Berklee CMJ Music Marathon Showcase.

Red Oblivion includes Berklee alumni Emma Torres (guitar), Zach Adams (lead vocals/bass), and Carson Groenewold (drums). The Boston-based band made a splash at Lollapalooza Chicago in 2012, and also performed at Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil this year. The group is a trio with backgrounds in classical, metal, pop, electronic, and world music. Red Oblivion recorded with producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Portugal. The Man, Pixies) for HRR’s Dorm Sessions 8 CD.

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