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Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls (Berklee Indian Ensemble)

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In December 2018, the Berklee India Exchange team got an unusual request: to reimagine and interpret a Metallica classic of our choice. The Berklee Indian Ensemble (BIE) has always been known to experiment, but this one took us by surprise.
The brainchild of Mirek Vana, the Metallica Project @ Berklee is a Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music collaboration featuring a contemporary dance reimagination of Metallica's songs arranged, recorded, and performed in four different styles - the fourth, being Indian music. Dance by renowned choreographer and director Otis Sallid.
Berklee and BIE alum, Yoel Genin from Israel, helped choose and arrange the piece. “For Whom The Bell Tolls” felt like a natural fit, and soon, a new version came to life.
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“For Whom The Bell Tolls" written by Metallica
Arrangement: Yoel Genin
Vocal arrangement: Annette Philip
Konnakol arrangement: Rohith Jayaraman
Sanskrit Excerpt: Brihadaranayaka Upanishad 5.10.1
Producer: Mirek Vana
Artistic Director, Berklee India Exchange & Producer: Annette Philip
Managing Director, Berklee India Exchange: Clint Valladares
Assistant Manager, Berklee India Exchange: Rohith Jayaraman
Assistant, Berklee India Exchange: Lydia Renold
Berklee Indian Ensemble Performers
Vocal Soloist: Sharon Renold, Aarau, Switzerland
Choir
Agney Mulay, New Delhi, India
Ganesh Balasubramanian, Singapore
Gayathri Karunakar Menon, Doha, Qatar
Gayathri Krishnan, Orange County, CA
Lydia Renold, Schönenwerd, Switzerland
Medha Nair, Irvine, CA
Paola Munda, Palermo, Italy
Rohith Jayaraman, San Jose, CA
Shradha Ganesh, Toronto, Canada
Snehal Pandey, Belmont, CA
Sriram Balasubramanian, Singapore
Swarathmika Swaminathan, Mumbai, India
Piano & Voice: Annette Philip, Kerala, India
Keyboards: Fryderyk Hong Doang, Warsaw, Poland
Cello: Emanuel Keller, Jerusalem, Israel
Bansuri: Srishti Biyani, New Delhi, India
Electric Guitar I: Yoel Genin, Eilat, Israel
Electric Guitar II: Aleif Hamdan, Jakarta, Indonesia
Acoustic Guitar: Karan Pandav, Pune, India
Bass: Guy Bernfeld, Herzliya, Israel
Tabla: Giridaran Subramaniam, Bangalore, India
Mridangam: Rajna Swaminathan, Burtonsville, MD
Drums: Patrick Simard, Ontario, Canada
Recorded at Berklee College of Music
Engineer: Tarik Monsanto-Mahrour
Pro Tools Operator: Caleb Stein
Assistant Engineers: Garrett Edson, Kady Lau
General Assistants: Christi Landis, Jake Hogan
Editing: Yoel Genin, Sharon Renold
Mixing: Alejandro Venguer
Mastering engineer: Oscar Zambrano at Zampol Productions
Video Production: Kevin Greene
Camera Operators: Isak Koteck, Regina Crisosto Jequier, Peter Xiong, Steven Moreno, Francis Pea Almonte
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