Jordan Appearing At Voltage Connect Conference


The Electronic Production and Design Department at Berklee is proud to present the Voltage Connect Conference, which will be held on March 10 and 11, 2017. The conference is themed “Pioneers, Players, Thinkers, Purveyors” and will examine the development and direction of electronic instruments, from early commercial synthesizers in the 1970s to the present and beyond. The conference connects researchers, established and emerging companies, and performers who are committed to the development and use of electronic instruments.

Jordan’s Schedule :

Panel Session 1: Mobile Instruments 
Friday, March 10; 10:45; DFRH
This panel discussion will explore the opportunities and challenges in developing mobile electronic instruments.

Richard Boulanger
Steve O’Connell
Jordan Rudess
Pat Scandalis

Moderator: Ben Houge

The Voltage Connect Concert
Friday / March 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert, presented in conjunction with the Voltage Connect Conference at Berklee, is a celebration of electronic instruments in live performance, featuring Jordan Rudess, keyboardist of prog rock band Dream Theater, and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, as well as Ictus, and all-star Berklee faculty group featuring members of the Electronic Production and Design Department, that will play music written by David Mash.

Panel Session 6b: Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression
Saturday, March 11; 10:45 a.m.; The Red Room at Cafe 939

This panel will discuss developments with the proposed MIDI specification for MPE, controllers, and software that are currently making use of this type of expressive control; the implications for manufacturers and developers; and possible new directions.


Athan Billias
Geoffrey Gee
Roger Linn (remote)
Jordan Rudess
Pat Scandalis

Moderator: Loudon Stearns

GeoShred Master Class with Jordan Rudess
Saturday, March 11; 3:15 p.m.; 150 Massachusetts Avenue, EPD Lab B51

Jordan Rudess will offer a special hands-on workshop clinic on mobile performance using using GeoShred, the iOS instrument app that he helped design and create. GeoShred incorporates many of the best ideas in performance control and synthesis in this extremely expressive and versatile instrument. Rudess is a virtuosic electronic performer whose keyboard mastery extends to all means of expressive electronic control. This is an unique opportunity to study directly with Jordan Rudess in a group setting.
To participate you must have your own iPad running GeoShred 2. You must register for the clinic in advance at: This clinic will be limited to the first 10 participants who sign up. Nonparticipants can attend if there is space available.