My Awarded Projects
Ken Ueno: Throat-singing, orchestra, and a new work
A residency featuring Ken Ueno's concerto for overtone singer, and the premiere of a new workCreated By: Alia Musica Pittsburgh
Chimera: New work for five-string baroque cello by Ken Ueno
Commission of a 10 minute work for five-string baroque cello linking modern performance to historical theories and practices.Created By: Elinor Frey
COLOR THEORY: SAXOPHONES AND PERCUSSION
PRISM Quartet, So Percussion, and Partch Commission, Premiere, and Record New Works by Ken Ueno, Stratis Minakakis, and Steven MackeyCreated By: PRISM Quartet, Inc.
Ken UenoBerkeley, 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.
(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.
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...