Six months into my studies at Berklee I was hired by Saint Cecilia Parish in Boston , a dying, inner-city parish, located on a small side street directly behind Berklee’s main building. After two years at Saint Cecilia, the new pastor, Fr. Michael Groden, expanded my position to full-time Director of Music. I was 23 years old. It was a leap of faith on his part, as my modest salary and benefits were still a large percentage of the offertory budget at the time. That trust placed in me, along with the importance placed on music in the life of the parish, was never lost on me.
The Young Scholars session on Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship focuses on cutting edge work in technology with theories of innovation and problem solving. Students in the session on Applied Science & Engineering concentrate on the study and application of physical and computer sciences as well as engineering. For those interested in the study and application of the life sciences, the Biological and Biomedical Science program will lead them through interests ranging from molecular to global. Finally, participants in the Sustainability, Energy & Environment session analyze and discuss how people have influenced the natural world, and what effects those interactions have had on modern-day society.
2017's Elektrac album comprises radical re-workings of eleven classic tracks from Squarepusher's wide-ranging output. Shobaleader One finds Squarepusher combining his skills with a band of equally astonishing musicians - Strobe Nazard, Company Laser and Arg Nution. "Jenkinson has made it clear that his aim for Shobaleader One was to challenge perceptions of what a band is capable of. This live album has done exactly that. It is one of those rare albums where the playing sounds, at times, beyond the evolutionary capabilities of humans. It also proves what a talent the man behind Squarepusher is and how he has consistently challenged the expectations of what jazz can bring to electronic music and what electronic music can bring to jazz." - Popmatters. CD edition.