Ken Ueno

Ken Ueno, composition (Berkeley, CA) is a recipient of the Rome Prize and the Berlin Prize. His music has been performed by Kim Kashkashian, Robyn Schulkowsky, Mayumi Miyata, Teodoro Anzellotti, and Frances-Marie Uitti, as well as BMOP, Alarm Will Sound, SFCMP, the Nieuw Ensemble, at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MusikTriennale Köln Festival, the Muziekgebouw, Ars Musica, Spoleto USA, and at the Norfolk Music Festival. Shiroi Ishi, a piece he wrote for the Hilliard Ensemble, has been featured in their repertoire for over ten years, with performances at Queen Elizabeth Hall in England and the Vienna Konzerthaus, and was aired on Italian national radio, RAI 3. His piece Pharmakon, has been performed nationally by eighth blackbird. A concert of Ken’s music was featured on a composer portrait concert at MaerzMusik in Berlin in 2011. Ken is also a vocalist and specializes in extended techniques, collaborating in improvisations with Joey Baron, Robyn Schulkowsky, Joan Jeanrenaud, Ikue Mori, Tim Feeney, and David Wessel amongst others. Ken holds a PhD from Harvard University and currently serves as an Associate Professor at the UC Berkeley. A CD of three orchestral concertos by Ken is available on the BMOP/sound record label.