Asia in LA 2011: Classical Conversations: Crossing Boundaries in Composition and Performance

Please upgrade to a browser that supports HTML5 video or install

Video of Panel I from UCLA Asia Institute's May 21, 2011 conference

Music offers vivid expressions of distinctive cultures that can affirm social identities at the same time as it creates fascination and wonder for new listeners.  Music reproduces and transforms within well-defined traditions and music moves and mixes across times and places to create new sounds and sensibilities.  Asian music of many kinds is part of the Los Angeles cultural scene and the study and performance of music at UCLA engages Asia both in our city and overseas.  The third annual Asia in LA conference, held on May 21, 2011 at Covel Commons, UCLA, showcased the many sounds of Asian music and considered what we can learn about Asia by listening to its melodies more closely.

Panel I: Classical Conversations: Crossing Boundaries in Composition and Performance

Roundtable Conversation, moderated by Neal Stulberg, Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies, UCLA


  • Robert Winter, Presidential Chair in Music and Interactive Arts, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
  • Lei Liang, Composer, Professor of Music, UCSD
  • Paul Chihara, Composer and head of the Visual Media Program, Ethnomusicology, UCLA
  • I Nyoman Wenten,  Director, Music of Bali, UCLA
  • Abhiman Kaushal, Director, Music of India, UCLA


See full program for Musical Measures of Asia


-Video by Michael J. McGuire

Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012