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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.

Sounds of Berklee Berklee College of Music

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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.

    Alper Tuzcu Translates Poetic Wisdom on 'Con Ella'

    Alper Tuzcu Translates Poetic Wisdom on 'Con Ella'

    The Turkish guitarist and producer shares his musical arrangement of a poem by the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

    • 11 min
    Composer Marti Epstein Makes 'Unimaginable' Music

    Composer Marti Epstein Makes 'Unimaginable' Music

    The long-time Berklee faculty member talks imagination, her opera 'Rumpelstiltskin,' composing without computers, and more.

    Note to listeners: this episode refers to a planned performance of 'Rumpelstiltskin' at the Kennedy Center that has now been canceled.

    • 25 min
    Recorder Player Tali Rubinstein on Translating Nostalgia

    Recorder Player Tali Rubinstein on Translating Nostalgia

    The Berklee alumna discusses her shift from instrumentalist to singer/songwriter, her love of sad music, and how translating lyrics can be a metaphor for making music in general.

    • 24 min
    Jazz Pianist Emily Bear Ventures into Pop

    Jazz Pianist Emily Bear Ventures into Pop

    The Berklee student, already a successful jazz pianist and composer at 18, talks to the BIRN about exploring new musical territory.

    • 20 min
    How Amanda Addleman Used Music to Work Through PTSD

    How Amanda Addleman Used Music to Work Through PTSD

    Amanda Addleman B.M. '09 always assumed she had stage fright, but after years of not being able to shake it she sought help and learned that she had something else: post-traumatic stress disorder. In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, she talks about how PTSD affected her career and how she used music, including writing a new album, to work through it.

    • 16 min
    Kris Davis’s 'Corn Crake' Makes Difficult Music Easy to Like

    Kris Davis’s 'Corn Crake' Makes Difficult Music Easy to Like

    In this episode, Kris Davis breaks down her song, "Corn Crake," and how it brought together jazz improvisation, turntables, and the voice of Olivier Messiaen.

    • 13 min

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