"Future Instruments: What Will Musicians Be Playing in the Coming Decades?"
Panel discussion with RUSSELL GRAHAM ’95, keyboardist/producer; ROGER LINN, Grammy Award-winning instrument designer; MICHAEL BIERYLO, Chair, Electronic Music Department, Berklee College of Music, and sound designer/producer; PRINCE CHARLES ALEXANDER, recording and mixing engineer; moderated by DAN FREEMAN ’97 aka CØm1x, producer/bassist and music technologist
Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Free, No Tickets Required
Beginning with historical aspects of electronic music technology, this panel of inventors, musicians, composers and/or engineers will discuss the many future directions of musical instrumentation. The event will also include demonstrations of instruments currently in development and their applications for music-making in the coming decades.
PRINCE CHARLES ALEXANDER is a sought-after recording and mixing engineer whose clients include Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, Faith Evans, P. Diddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Usher, Boyz II Men, Brandy, Babyface, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Usher, Brian McKnight, and others. Alexander has garnered more than 40 Platinum and Gold certifications from the RIAA and has multiple Grammy Awards and nominations. He holds an adjunct instructor position at New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, has taught audio technology at the Institute of Audio Research, and is a frequent lecturer at the City College of New York in Manhattan. He also teaches advanced production and mixing at Berklee College of Music. From the early- to mid-80s, he produced, wrote, and recorded on Virgin Records with his group, Prince Charles and the City Beat Band. Alexander was an early innovator of wind synthesis and a part of the "punk-funk" generation that incorporated many of the devices that would propel rap music to the forefront of the American music scene.