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Ken Ueno

Berkeley, CA            

Rome Prize and Berlin Prize winner Ken Ueno is a composer, vocalist and sound artist. Ueno’s collaborators include the Hilliard Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky, Steve Schick and SFCMP, and Frances-Marie Uitti. As a vocalist, he has performed his concerto with orchestras in Boston, New York, Poland, Lithuania, Thailand, North Carolina, and California. Ueno is currently a Professor in Music at UC Berkeley.  His bio appears in The Grove Dictionary of American Music.

Excerpt from On a Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis

On a Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis (2008)
Commissioned by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

A vocal concerto featuring myself as soloist.

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Composing (X)igágáí

(X)igágáí (2011) 18min
(fl, ob., 2 cl, bsn, Bb trpt, hrn, trmb, 2 perc, piano, vln, 2 vla, cello, bs)
Premiere: April 11, 2011. Le Poisson Rouge, NY, NY. Alarm Will Sound. This piece was commissioned by Meet The Composer for premiere performance by Alarm Will Sound.

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Performance with Joan Jeanrenaud at Berkeley Art Museum

Ken Ueno and Joan Jeanrenaud’s duo performance at L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA April 2, 2010, curated by Sarah Cahill

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Listen March 26 2012 | By Ken Ueno
Sound Ideas: Prompt #2

Composing is an identity forming ritual. It also teaches us to identify sounds we love and to commit to them in a form. I like to think that each of...