Hole – 20 Years After: Courtney Love and Punk Feminism

Anwen Crawford is an Australian writer. She is the music critic for The Monthly magazine, and her essays have appeared in publications including Frieze and The New Yorker online.


Indian FUSION: The Rasas of Incredible India

Music, Words

Berklee Bassists Remember Charlie Haden

(1937 – 2014) The Understated Genius at the Root of a Half-Century of Jazz Rich Appleman, Whit Browne, Joe Coroniti, Bruce Gertz, John Lockwood, Ed Lucie, Bruno Råberg Rich Appleman , Chair Emeritus Bass Department: In my opinion Charlie Haden was a great bassist, composer, and band leader. I first …

Creative Nonfiction, Music, Words

Rock Music in a Little Girl’s Eyes

My childhood was filled with tennis lessons, moon-bounce birthday parties, boating at the yacht club, and Christian Rock Music. Life was balanced by two loving parents, a blonde baby brother, church every Sunday, and one of the highest rated school districts in Massachusetts.


From Valencia

Works from Students in Valencia

Music, Words

The Italian Feature


Neil Leonard “For Kounellis”

For Kounellis is a meditative, evocative electronic work featuring samples from Jannis Kounellis' sculpture, voice, live electronics and soprano saxophone. The sounds are based on Kounellis' untitled installation comprising 23 large church bells that Leonard recorded at the environmental sculpture park, La Marrana di Montemarcello in Italy.

Music, Video

Triloka—Three Realms

Bruno Råberg recorded his original "Triloka - Three Realms" in Shames Family Scoring Stage at Berklee College of Music with students and faculty.

Interviews, Video Interviews

African Ascent: the Berklee Series

Music, Video

Emily Estefan – Purple Money

PURPLE MONEY Music & Lyrics: Emily Estefan

Essays, Words

Introduction to Classical Ethiopian Philosophy

African philosophy in particular has suffered considerably from the pre-judgment; or, what others may explicitly call a Eurocentric racial gaze. The colonial and imperial projects on Africa produced narratives of what philosophy is and is not and imposed it on the continent of Africa, from which emerged the new and dangerous view that the colonized African subjects were by definition impervious to logical thinking, to systematic thought, to organized opining and to conceptual formations, four definitions of philosophy.

Essays, Words

Ceci n’est pas un titre

You see it and get that nightmarish shiver you can only recall from your dreams. It is an image inviting you to get lost in the world in front of your eyes while the world behind them strives to decipher that strange familiarity. It is an unconventional word and a plot twist in the story. It is absurd and childish. It is real and abstract. A philosophy: surrealism.

Essays, Words

A Visual Analysis of Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums

Although I had never seen a Wes Anderson film until very recently, I had always known him to be a quirky, indie, offbeat, and whimsical filmmaker. This assumption most likely grew from friends or family who have mentioned him in conversation, or critics whose reviews I have come across.


Aldon Baker

Photos taken by Aldon Baker

Music, Poetry, Video, Words

Musical Interpretation of The Song of the Old Mother (1894)

Music by Matias Ambrogi Torres Lyrics taken from “The Song of the Old Mother” a poem by William B. Yeats from The Wind Among the Reeds (1899) [Link to Score]


Art of Absence

Cartoon by: Simon Patch and Mary Sarpong

Creative Nonfiction, Words

The Life Saved By God

He was feeling smart and sly. It was 1996 on a cold day in the Orchard Park Projects in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and it wasn’t the first time he got away with selling drugs. He was feeling good to get that easy money, and to get that high. He thought he knew the game. If he got caught, he could find a public defender to get him off. The poison fire of alcohol and drugs was calling him, and the risks meant nothing.

Essays, Words

The Pagan And The Priest: An Inquiry Into The Religious Colonization Of Ireland

One of the rich traditions of Irish Culture lies in its unique mythology. The emblem of their history is defined by it, and its close ties to the mysticism and beliefs of paganism idiosyncratic to the island. Festivals of celebration, and the tradition of giving one’s self into excess is, at times, a producer of culture that can sparsely be seen in nations considered “civilized,” which is easily demonstrated by the concoction of tales surrounding Fairies, Banshees, and Gods that are fairly native to the populace of Ireland.

Contests, Fiction

Winning Stories: FUSION Student Fiction Contest


Contests, Creative Nonfiction

Student Creative Nonfiction Contest

Stories Based on Real Life: We’re looking for writing that is vital, ripe and engaging. Writing that pushes past or against literary or life’s boundaries, plays with style and form, and makes its own rules.


Berklee Student Screenplays


Interviews, Music

FUSION Meets the Fuze: An Interview with David Fiuczynski

David Fiuczynski is Director of the Planet MicroJam Institute at Berklee. He also moonlights as the leader of the Screaming Headless Torsos.


Boston Sequence

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