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Listen to the stars of tomorrow… today, as well as Berklee faculty members, alumni, and a few legendary artists, coming to the college as visiting artists. The Sounds of Berklee podcast is produced and voiced by Rob Hochschild, associate director for editorial services (Communications). Alumni podcasts for Sounds of Berklee are produced and voiced by Curtis Killian, web content producer (Institutional Advancement).

Listen to the stars of tomorrow… today, as well as Berklee faculty members, alumni, and a few legendary artists, coming to the college as visiting artists. The Sounds of Berklee podcast is produced and voiced by Rob Hochschild, associate director for editorial services (Communications). Alumni podcasts for Sounds of Berklee are produced and voiced by Curtis Killian, web content producer (Institutional Advancement).
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Listen to the stars of tomorrow… today, as well as Berklee faculty members, alumni, and a few legendary artists, coming to the college as visiting artists. The Sounds of Berklee podcast is produced and voiced by Rob Hochschild, associate director for editorial services (Communications). Alumni podcasts for Sounds of Berklee are produced and voiced by Curtis Killian, web content producer (Institutional Advancement).

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Episodes

Vimbayi Kaziboni Brings Contemporary African Works to Center Stage

10/23/2018
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The Boston Conservatory at Berklee contraBAND conductor interprets the landscape of African contemporary classical music, as well as his own identity, for a Center Stage performance on October 30.

Duration:00:16:40

Avanti Nagral, "Treated"

10/16/2018
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In this episode, we listen to Avanti Nagral, a singer-songwriter pursuing a dual degree from Berklee and Harvard. She addresses issues of respect in relationships, set against a catchy beat, in "Treated."

Duration:00:04:49

Lucy Holstedt Creates a Space for Women Composers and Arrangers

10/9/2018
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In this episode, we talk to Professor Lucy Holstedt, who started the Women Musicians Network and annual concert in 1998, back when Berklee's student population was just over 20 percent female. She talks about what life for women students was like and how it's changed.

Duration:00:11:55

Remembering the Timeless Sounds of John Abercrombie ’67

10/2/2018
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In this episode, we’ll listen to “Banshee” by the late jazz pioneer John Abercrombie ’67. Abercrombie will be celebrated with a Signature Series tribute concert on October 10.

Duration:00:07:13

Josh Rogosin Makes Tiny Desk Feel Like Campfire Music

9/26/2018
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As technical director for Tiny Desk concerts, Rogosin infuses NPR Music's popular video series with a mix of technology, theatricality, and artistry.

Duration:00:19:25

Pianist Anastassiya Petrova Tells Russian Tale with Jazz at Monterey

9/18/2018
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Petrova, who will perform with her quartet at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 21 and 22, composed "The Traveler" on the Hammond organ.

Duration:00:04:48

Sounds of Berklee: Vadim Neselovskyi, "On A Bicycle"

2/13/2018
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In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll hear one of Neselovskyi’s latest compositions from Get Up and Go, called “On A Bicycle.” The song is just a sample of his dynamic work over the years, which you can see live at the upcoming Middle Eastern Festival in the Berklee Performance Center on March 1st. Tickets are available at berklee.edu/events/.

Duration:00:06:32

Student Yuning Song to Sing at Berklee's Chinese New Year Festival Concert

1/30/2018
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By the time Yuning Song entered Berklee last fall, he was already an award-winning composer who graduated from Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, a vocalist who had appeared on nationally televised talent shows such as Sing My Song and Duets, and a recording artist with his own album.

Duration:00:04:27

Pablo Munguía on Shaping the Future of Music

12/19/2017
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In this episode of Sound of Berklee, Pablo Munguía, the director of Berklee’s Music Production, Technology, and Innovation master’s program talks about how he helps students push the frontiers of music and technology, and about reuniting with Justin Timberlake for this February’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Duration:00:18:00

Iris Lune Brings a Surrealist Edge to Pop Music

12/12/2017
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In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we're listening to the title track of Iris Lune's newest album, Lost in Chatter, to hear how the band is creating music that challenges the status quo of today's pop.

Duration:00:04:32

Omar Hakim on the Melting Pot of American Music

12/5/2017
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A veteran session musician and longtime touring road warrior, world-renowned drummer, composer, and producer Omar Hakim has performed on records and tours with the biggest names in music without ever allowing himself to be typecast by genre. In the realm of R&B and pop, he’s worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mariah Carey, and Daft Punk. In jazz, his extensive credits include work with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample, and Weather Report. In the rock arena, he’s worked with David...

Duration:00:22:54

Student Kiersten Kelly Debuts with Single "Get Out"

11/29/2017
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Take a listen to student Kiersten Kelly’s debut single, "Get Out," a song that establishes her as a powerful pop artist ready to take on the world and give every modern woman an anthem.

Duration:00:04:46

Sharan Leventhal and Quartet Take on Exceptional Challenge

11/21/2017
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On this week's Sounds of Berklee, we're featuring Ben Johnston's 5th quartet, a work that highlights Johnston’s microtonal gymnastics built on just-tuned intervals, performed by Kepler Quartet. The song was recorded as part of a larger project to record Johnston’s entire body of work, a project that took 14 years.

Duration:00:15:48

Erin Barra B.M. '06 Rethinks How Songwriters Use Technology

11/14/2017
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In this episode, Erin Barra B.M. '06 talks about her anti-tech roots, walks us through the production of a new song, and discusses why she pushes students to use technology to help achieve their vision.

Duration:00:23:29

Fado Sensation Mariza Sings "Alma"

11/7/2017
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Mariza's "Alma," off her 2015 album, Mundo, fuses traditional fado melodies with newer styles, and is sung in Spanish. Mariza will receive the Master of Mediterranean Music Award from Berklee's Mediterranean Music Institute on November 11.

Duration:00:04:55

Lauren Kinhan B.M. '86 Reimagines Nancy Wilson '94H

10/31/2017
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This episode features a track, "Let's Live Again," from 2006 Berklee graduate Lauren Kinhan's critically acclaimed new album, "A Sleepin' Bee," which offers new takes on the songs of Nancy Wilson, the legendary jazz vocalist and 1994 Berklee honorary doctorate recipient. Kinhan recorded the album in Berklee's Shames Family Scoring Stage with eight-time Grammy-winning producer Elliot Scheiner (a 2006 Berklee honorary doctorate recipient) as students observed the recording session turned...

Duration:00:06:27

Inside Berklee: Livingston Taylor

10/24/2017
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Berklee Voice Professor Livingston Taylor talks about the key principles of good stage performance techniques.

Duration:00:21:15

Inside Berklee: Dean Michael Shinn

10/17/2017
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In this episode of Inside Berklee, Michael Shinn talks about key skills that every modern day musician needs to be build a career in the arts, and what he hopes to achieve as Boston Conservatory at Berklee's new dean of music.

Duration:00:16:26

Molly Tuttle, "Save This Heart"

10/10/2017
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Molly Tuttle, a 2014 Berklee alumna, recently won the International Bluegrass Music Association award for Best Guitarist, becoming the first female to do so since the IBMAs began in 1990. In 2017, Tuttle's debut EP, 'Rise,' debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart. This podcast features a track from that EP, which is available via CDBaby here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/mollytuttle Photo by Andy Cambria, courtesy of the artist

Duration:00:04:23

Kaki King, "Skimming the Fractured Surface to a Place of Endless Light"

10/3/2017
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For her new album, guitarist Kaki King teamed up with birnCORE, the Berklee Internet Radio Network's (BIRN) independent record label, to reimagine selections from her catalog with the help of a chamber orchestra comprising Berklee personnel.

Duration:00:05:38