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Alumni

Where are they now. . . find out how Berklee grads make their way in the music world.

The Music Of The Beatles Ensemble

Vinicius Sa Vinícius Cavalieri de Sá Coutinho, born in São Paulo on March 8, 1992, is a Brazilian guitarist and composer who is majoring in Film Scoring. Vinicius works as the Online International Ambassador for Portuguese language since January, 2014.

Como todo mundo sabe, os Beatles foram uma das maiores bandas que já houveram na história da música. Inovadores em suas composições e instrumentações, eles foram e são influentes na música até hoje. E felizmente, percebemos que na própria Berklee estamos rodeados por pessoas que compartilham a mesma paixão pela música dos Beatles. E felizmente, temos a oportunidade de compartilhar esta paixão dentro de uma aula.

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The Trivium in Music – Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric

Part 1: Grammar

by John Anthony Martinez ’87

Recently, I had the honor of conducting a masterclass, along with keyboard synth pioneer and Johns Hopkins University Professor Thomas Dolby, on the rhythm section at Oxford University. My lecture examined questions such as: What is time? What is rhythm? How do we define a rhythm section and what are the roles or functions that the individual members play in it? What does it mean to groove?

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Berklee Valencia’s campus masters’ graduate fellows collaborate with the Conservatorio Profesional de Valencia

This year at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, fellows from the Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games master’s program, and from the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation master’s program are working together with Berklee professors and the Conservatorio Profesional de Valencia, recording film and game scores with student orchestras, in an effort to bring the faculties within Berklee closer through collaborative projects, as well as integrating Berklee to other artistic institutions in Valencia.

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Peaches & Cream: A Phonobooth Recording

by Zachary Lucia ’14

Kim Logan ’10, a singer-songwriter in Nashville recently recorded an original song, Peaches and Cream, in a 1947 coin-operated phonobooth at Third Man Records.

You may remember Kim from her awesome blog post about fashion trends and the musicians that once heralded them.  With this project Kim again shows a deep appreciation for music’s history and her efforts to show its relevance to our modern day trends.  As if the phonobooth video isn’t cool enough,

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The First Sound We Hear… and the Second

by Eruch Kimball ’03

We all begin life the same way. We all develop in a similar environment.  We all listen to the same things. Our world is sound. Seventy decibels of sound. Constant. All inclusive. It is our only reference to the world we’re just beginning to learn about. Equivalent to driving down the highway with the windows rolled down, the first world we experience as humans is filled with sound.

The Mother’s heartbeat.  Comforting, yet unending. A steady pulsing wave of ocean-like noise as air rushes in and out of her lungs. The gurgle of her internal organs, comforting, like the purring of an engine. All of these sounds are echoed and reverberated through the fluid that cradles us as we slowly awake to the world.

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