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International Programs

Cluttered Clarity: Getting into the Montreux Jazz Festival

Ben KonenBen Konen is a student at Berklee College of Music. With the help of International Programs he and his band, Cluttered Clarity, will be touring around Europe this summer. Read more about Ben’s adventures here.

Last week I explained how Cluttered Clarity ended up having the US embassy in Luxembourg support our tour. This week, I will talk about the way Jason Camelio and his team helped us organize a 3 week-tour and get into the Montreux Jazz Festival.

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Cluttered Clarity: The troubles of Sponsoring a Tour

Ben KonenBen Konen is a student at Berklee College of Music. With the help of International Programs he and his band, Cluttered Clarity, will be touring around Europe this summer. Read more about Ben’s adventures here.

Last week I explained how we found the members for the band Cluttered Clarity. Today I will talk about getting sponsors to pay the most expensive part in touring: the plane tickets.

As soon as I knew that the band had been accepted to the 2 biggest Jazz festivals in Luxembourg, Jernej and I were brainstorming about how to come up with 5,000 dollars, the amount of money you need to pay for 4 plane tickets. First, we started by walking into every office at Berklee that might have the slightest interest in funding the tour. It took us a whole afternoon to walk to about 10 different offices. Most offices couldn’t help us, but gave us advice, which office or person to contact. Further more they explained to us which kind of projects they will fund and told us to come back if we need more help.

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Cluttered Clarity: The Project

Ben KonenBen Konen is a student at Berklee College of Music. With the help of International Programs he and his band, Cluttered Clarity, will be touring around Europe this summer. Read more about Ben’s adventures here.

Eight months ago, Jernej and I realized, that living in Boston was great. However, being away from your hometown for such a long time had one major downside. The local music scene forgets who you are. We decided to start a new band and apply at local festivals in Luxembourg and Slovenia.

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Hong Kong: Making New Friends Abroad

gagne-jeannieJeannie Gagné is an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee. International Programs at Berklee recently helped Jeannie plan a trip to Hong Kong where she is teaching and performing. Here she recounts her experiences while traveling abroad. You can read other posts about her trip here.

 

Second Full Day, May 15 2014

Buildings in Hong  KongI’ve settled into my hotel room with a view of a huge building and a little bit of Victoria Harbour that separates where I’m staying in Wanchai, on Hong Kong Island, from Kowloon across the way. Hong Kong is tall buildings everywhere! And I’m from New York City, but even so, here in Hong Kong everything seems very tall and UP.

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Berklee Latino: A un Mes de la Mejor Experiencia de Nuestras Vidas

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Hace un mes estábamos viviendo la mejor experiencia de nuestras vidas. Tuvimos la oportunidad de formar parte de la Primera Generación de Berklee Latino. Y muchos se preguntarán, ¿Por qué esta experiencia ha sido la mejor de nuestras vidas? Pues la respuesta en simple, porque no hay nada mejor para un músico que dedicarle todo el tiempo a su más grande pasión, la música.

Es esa semana mágica, no solo aprendí sobre música, sino también aprendí que la pasión y emoción con la que vivo día a día, la puedo compartir con mucha gente de lugares inimaginables con las que nunca hubiera pensado tener una gran amistad. Y la amistad es una de los recuerdos más gratos que tengo de Berklee Latino 2014, sin duda conocí no solo grandes músicos, sino personas con un corazón enorme y una vibra inigualable. Ahora tengo la fortuna de seguir en contacto con varios de ellos y poder llamarlos no solo colegas, sino amigos.

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