An Auspicious Meeting
Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) flew to Boston this week to accept an honorary doctor of music degree from the Berklee College of Music. He also conducted a concert at Symphony Hall to benefit the A.R. Rahman scholarship fund at Berklee for students from India to attend the college. Beyond meeting with Berklee president Roger Brown and key faculty members, Rahman joined architect/acoustician John Storyk, for a tour of the college’s new 160 Mass. Ave. audio teaching/recording and performance complex, designed by his Walters-Storyk Design Group. Rahman has just awarded WSDG the design contract for his expansive new multi $ million Chennai Studios complex in India. In May 2013, WSDG announced an agreement with leading Mumbai–based film and audio industry exec (and long-time Rahman associate), Aditya Modi, for exclusive representation there.