Berklee College of Music Band Chosen to Perform at Lollapalooza
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:14:23
Red Oblivion, comprised of Berklee students and alumni, have been tapped to perform at Lollapalooza 2012 in Chicago (BMI stage, August 5 at noon) among the likes of Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + the Machine, and fellow Berklee alumni Passion Pit.
With backgrounds in pop, metal, world music, classical, and electronica, Red Oblivion blend a traditional rock lineup with the heaviness of amplified cello. While the band is new, the members have many years of experience between them.
Cellist Eden Rayz has been commissioned to compose for professional chamber ensembles, and guitarist Emma Torres performed on the Vans Warped Tour Mexico at 16. The group recently recorded with producer Paul Kolderie (Portugal. The Man, Billy Bragg, Dinosaur Jr.) for Dorm Sessions 8, upcoming from Heavy Rotation Records.
Lollapalooza and Berklee College of Music have also partnered to bring more outstanding rock artists to the college through two scholarships: The Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship, for four years of full tuition, awarded to guitarist David Stewart; and The Berklee Lollapalooza Five Week Scholarship to attend the Summer Performance Program, awarded to Chicago area teen Jenny Dinh. This is the first educational initiative of its kind for Lollapalooza.
Congrats to Red Oblivion.
Who is going to Lolla in Chicago next month? Check Red O out!