Karsh Kale is an American musician, record producer, songwriter, film composer and DJ. He is considered one of the pioneering figures in defining the Asian Underground genre by mixing disparate genres of music such as Indian classical and folk with electronica, rock and ambient music. In addition to production, DJ work, Kale is known for his tabla drumming and film composition. Born as Utkarsh Kale on 1 November 1974 to Indian Marathi speaking immigrants in West Bromwich, UK, Kale was raised in Stony Brook, New York after his parents relocated in 1977. Kale took an interest in drums and became a tabla player. Kale's father introduced Kale to a broad range of music, which included traditional Indian music, classical and early hip-hop. From this broad range of influences, self-taught, developed his own style, which led to his "electric tabla". In 2000, Bill Laswell founded Tabla Beat Science, inviting Kale, along with Zakir Hussain, Talvin Singh, Trilok Gurtu and Sultan Khan. Together, the group released Tala Matrix that year.
The album is considered to be one of the most influential Asian Fusion albums to date, the group embarked on a tour, of which one of the shows was released on DVD. While a Music Production and Performance student at New York University, Kale began playing in bands and working as a session musician. In 1999, Kale began work on his first EP, Classical Science Fiction from India and began hosting bi-weekly "Futureproof" events, which consisted of DJ and electric tabla sets; these events attracted the attention of San Francisco label Six Degrees Records. Soon after, Kale became the first Indo-American to be signed to a solo recording contract in the United States, a move, followed by Kale's first full-length album, Realize, in 2001. Realize considered as a major milestone in what Kale called "Asian Massive", was followed with 2002's Asian Massive Tour, which featured Midival Punditz and Cheb i Sabbah, 2003's Liberation. Zakir Hussain was featured in the album and in the major attraction of the album "Milan".
Kale's third album, 2006's Broken English, was predominantly set to English lyrics, a shift from his previous albums. His follow-up Breathing Under Water, released in 2007, was the result of a two-year collaboration with sitar instrumentalist Anoushka Shankar. In 2011, Kale released Cinema, influenced by Kale's experiences in composing for Bollywood, he won GIMA Awards best fusion album for the same, beating A. R. Rahman. Kale has composed for crossover and Bollywood films including Chutney Popcorn, Indian Cowboy, Ocean of Pearls, Pyaar Impossible!. His tracks have been featured in shows such as HBO's True Blood and Real Time with Bill Maher. Two of his songs were included in as sample music in Windows Vista by Microsoft. Kale's songwriting credits include songs with Sting and Norah Jones, has remixed songs by artists including Paula Cole, Yoko Ono, The Cure. Kale worked with Midival Punditz on a rescoring of Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon. In 2012 Kale was one of an esteemed group of music producers selected to take part in MTV India's music incubation project: Coke Studio for its second season.
Working with Indian artists including Warren Mendonsa, Monali Thakur, Benny Dayal, Apeksha Dandekar and more, he produced some of the series most innovative and well received tracks. Solo albums Realize Redesign: Realize Remixed Liberation Broken English Breathing Under Water Cinema UP With Tabla Beat Science Tala Matrix Live at Stern Grove Palm Pictures Talaman Soundclash, Live at the Filmore Bright Like This Classical Science Fiction from India Play Pause Back Seat Lavni Distance Remixes Beautiful Remixes EP Manifest Remixes EP With Dave Douglas Freak In Gully Boy Indian pop Official website Karsh Kale on IMDb Karsh Kale on SoundCloud Karsh Kale performing on NYC Radio LIVE
Joseph Michael McShane is an American Jesuit priest, noted theologian and the current President of Fordham University. He succeeded Joseph A. O'Hare as the university president in 2003. Before becoming President of Fordham University, McShane had served as the President of the University of Scranton and Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. In addition to his role as President of Fordham University, McShane was appointed to serve on the Commission on Metropolitan Transportation Authority Financing by New York Governor David A. Paterson in 2008. On July 1, 2009, McShane threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium to commemorate the 150th anniversary of baseball at Fordham. McShane graduated from Regis High School, he earned his bachelor's degree from Boston College and went on to earn a master's degree from the same institution in 1972. In 1977, McShane was ordained as a Jesuit priest, after receiving his M. Div and S. T. M.. degrees from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. In 1981, McShane received his Ph.
D. in the history of Christianity from the University of Chicago. From 1982 to 1992 Father Joseph McShane served as a professor of religious studies and chair of religious studies at Le Moyne College. In 1992 he was made Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, the largest undergraduate college of Fordham University, where he served until 1998; that year, McShane left Fordham to become the president of the University of Scranton, a Jesuit institution. In 2003 McShane was inaugurated as the 32nd President of Fordham University, the post he holds. Father McShane is a trustee of Fordham University ex officio, Santa Clara University in California, the YMCA of Greater New York, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, he served on the board of Loyola University New Orleans. Father McShane serves on the board of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. On April 19, 2017, Fordham University faculty voted no confidence in President McShane's leadership, based on violations of shared governance and his administration's management of a labor dispute with the University's contingent faculty.
The vote was 88% in favor of no confidence. Father Joseph McShane, S. J. serves on the Bloomberg Philanthropies Board of Directors. In 2006 McShane unveiled a plan to enhance the reputation and the quality of education at Fordham University; the long-term goal of the University, according to McShane's plan, is to make Fordham the country's preeminent Catholic institution of higher learning. McShane believes that Fordham's location within New York City and its identity as a Jesuit institution are central to this vision. McShane has identified four key components of this strategic plan, as stated in a University press release: to advance the culture of scholarship, teaching and service for faculty by investing in endowed chairs and faculty development to enhance recruitment and retention and secure world-class stature for University professorsto develop graduate and professional programs that can win distinctive excellence, national prominence and external support, as well as enhance the graduate and professional learning environmentto develop and sustain an undergraduate culture of learning and living that will be recognized for distinctive excellence and achieve national prominenceto generate and sustain the funding necessary to support investments in physical resources and the University endowment, to fuel growth in annual giving.
Part of the plan was entitled Toward 2016, a reference toward the 175th anniversary of the founding of Fordham University. This 10-year phase was approved in 2005, sought to raise Fordham to prominence among American Catholic universities by 2016. Additionally, McShane has unveiled an ambitious plan for the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University; the plan involves razing several buildings on the 8-acre Lincoln Center campus to make room for a new School of Law, an expanded library, student housing, a student activities center, parking facilities. The plan will add an additional 1,500,000 square feet of space to the campus. On June 30, 2009, the plan was approved by the New York City Council; the University's Strategic Planning is in Full Swing Father McShane named 32nd President New York Times article describing the plans for the Lincoln Center campus The President's Report 2005–2006 Fordham Unveils Lincoln Center Master Plan STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL OF THE LOWER CONCOURSE AND FORDHAM REZONINGS