Note:This thesis is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.

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Title:Selected Piano Music of Lei Liang and Ken Ueno: A Case Study on Cross-Cultural Music
Author(s):Meng, Wuna
Advisor(s):Tharp, Reynold
Contributor(s):Associate Professor Reynold Tharp,; Ehlen, Timothy; Alwes, Chester L.; Heiles, William
Department / Program:School of Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):music
piano
lei
liang
ken
ueno
cross-cultural
My Windows
Disabitato
Volcano
Abstract:This project provides a case study of cross-cultural music by examining recent piano works of two Asian-American composers born after 1970: the Chinese-American Lei Liang and the Japanese-American Ken Ueno. The compositions of both composers often involve a mixture of elements from Western traditions and the ethnic backgrounds of the composers. The project covers the primary cultural influences of these composers and their individual reactions to their cross-cultural identities, cultural conflicts, and fusions. By comparing their similarities and differences regarding cross-cultural music, the project seeks a better understanding of the meaning and impact of this trend. The project also provides essential background information and performing suggestions for musicians who wish to study piano music by these composers. The examined piano works include the suite My Windows by Lei Liang, and Disabitato and Volcano by Ken Ueno.
Issue Date:2015
Citation Info:Meng, Wuna. Selected Piano Music of Lei Liang and Ken Ueno: A Case Study on Cross-Cultural Music. Doctoral Project thesis submitted to the School of Music of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015.
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/88388
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-11-05


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