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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

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

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.

    How Sarah Tudzin Let Herself Make One of 2021's Best Albums

    How Sarah Tudzin Let Herself Make One of 2021's Best Albums

    The alum and leader of Illuminati Hotties discusses the long road to her latest album and how her work as a producer gave her the confidence to finish the record. [Image by Courtney Cole]

    • 31 min
    To Make Art from Grief, Ray Soul Needed a New Language

    To Make Art from Grief, Ray Soul Needed a New Language

    Composer Ray Soul takes us behind the making of his track, "Seu Aprendiz," which is an honest, moving, and cathartic reckoning with his mother's suicide.

    • 12 min
    Jeremy Pelt's 'Griot' Reveals the Personal Side of Jazz History

    Jeremy Pelt's 'Griot' Reveals the Personal Side of Jazz History

    The author and trumpeter discusses his new book, which features intimate interviews with jazz greats from Bertha Hope to Robert Glasper. The book and its companion album shine a light on how personal history is cultural history. (Theme music is "You Made Me" by Sleeping Lion)

    • 15 min
    Aviations Cozies up to Metal with 11-Minute 'Outliers'

    Aviations Cozies up to Metal with 11-Minute 'Outliers'

    There are three hashtags at the bottom of the YouTube page for the song "Outliers," by the band Aviations. The first two are #aviationsband and #progressivemetal—pretty standard. But the last one is a bit surprising: #cozymetal.

    In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, the band's drummer, James Knoerl B.M. '15 talks about why you might want to curl up with cup of tea when listening to this 11-minute prog metal epic . Take a listen.

    • 16 min
    MHIC Says Song "Fear" Reflects the Anxiety of a Generation

    MHIC Says Song "Fear" Reflects the Anxiety of a Generation

    Michela McDonagh B.M. '19, who goes by the artist name MHIC (pronounced “Mick"), remembers sensing the uneasiness in the air just before lockdown began in Manhattan, where she worked while living at home with her parents on Long Island. The ambient tension made her think about how her generation, the last to have a memory of 9/11, was brought up in an anxious world and is graduating into a particularly distressed moment.

    • 14 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

metal4everbaby ,

Awesome Podcast

I always love listening to these podcasts very informative on great new talent.

NYGuitaristLP ,

Great podcast!

Adam does a great job with these podcasts! It's great exposure both within the Berklee community and outside of it!

SignatureTime ,

Excellent!

Very enjoyable, high quality music and concise, intriguing information about the artists - who are current, or former Berklee students, faculty and visiting artists.
Great way to get to know fresh, new music, the people who create it, and the rich musical offering of Berklee. Looking forward to the next one!

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