This page holds documentation of Claire's three highlights from her last year for the 2018 Berklee Scholarship Renewal process.
Project Title: Eight episodes from "The Sound of Dreaming"; a dream opera with Nona Hendryx and Dr. Richard Boulanger
Date: May to August 2017; performed August 19th 2017
Location: MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), North Adams, MA
Roles: Performer, controllerist, programmer
Goal: Performance project
Summary: With Berklee Ambassador for Artistry in Education Nona Hendryx, Electronic Production & Design Professor Richard Boulanger, select EPD alums and students including myself participated in the performance, production and development of "The Sound of Dreaming", an opera created by Nona and Dr. Boulanger. Originally performed at Moogfest 2017, this opera was workshopped from May to August 2017, in order to be performed in collaboration with MASS MoCA exhibiting artist Nick Cave, who created costumes for the opera.
The official page for the MASS MoCA event can be found here.
Project Title: Solo electronic music performances
Date: Spring 2017 to present
Location: Berklee College of Music's Oliver Colvin Hall, Berk Hall, David Friend Recital Hall; Middle East (Cambridge, MA); MIT Coffeehouse Lounge (Cambridge, MA); Out of the Blue (Cambridge, MA); Esplanade (Singapore)
Roles: Concert leader, producer, arranger, performer, programmer
Goal: Self-initiated concerts granted by application
Summary: Since Spring 2017, I have performed at least one Berklee recital per semester, and since Summer 2017, I have been a performer at MIT's Coffeehouse Lounge. On New Year's Day of 2018, I made my debut outside of the United States with performances at the Esplanade in Singapore. As a producer and electronic music performer, my shows have been a platform for me to showcase my creative output, as well as collaborate with other vocalists and instrumentalists who I've come to work with.
A compiled list of performance footage can be found here.
Project Title: Beats By Girlz collaboration
Date: March to July 2017
Location: Boston, MA; remote locations
Roles: Featured producer, presenter
Goal: Project with Beats by Girlz collective
Summary: I was a featured producer by music technology collective Beats by Girlz (BBG) in March 2017, and eventually went on to create instructional videos using music software Ableton Live with BBG's founder Erin Barra-Jean, as well as other young female producers.