Asia in LA 2011: Musical Measures of Asia
From classical traditions to the global transmission of pop music, this day-long program brings together performers, critics, scholars and students of Asian music.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Grand Horizon Room
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 event showcases the many sounds of Asian music and considers what we can learn about Asia by listening to its melodies more closely.
Note on Parking: Parking is available in the Sunset Village (SV) Parking Structure for $10. Obtain your parking permit from the visitor kiosk at Lot 4 (Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza), and proceed to Sunset Village/Covel Commons. Click here for parking information at UCLA.
|9:00 am–11:30 am||
Musical Notes from Asia: Practices and Translations
New research from UCLA graduate students. Moderated by Elizabeth Macy, Ethnomusicology, UCLA
Alexandra Roedder, Musicology
Hyun Kyong Chang, Musicology
Meghan Hynson, Ethnomusicology
James Rhys Edwards, Ethnomusicology
|11:30 am -12:00 pm||
Taiko Demonstration by Kyodo Taiko (UCLA)
|Multimedia Exhibit: Exploring Music in Hidden Places, by Jeff Roy, Ethnomusicology|
|1:30 pm-3:15 pm||
Classical Conversations: Crossing Boundaries in Composition and Performance
Robert Winter, Presidential Chair in Music and Interactive Arts, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||
Interlude: UCLA Silk and Bamboo Ensemble
|4:00 pm – 5:30 pm||
Crossovers and Hybrids: Asia, LA and Music Today
Chhom Nimol, Lead singer, Dengue Fever
"Musical Measures of Asia" is held in concert with the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, Herb Alpert School of Music, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. For information about the department’s history and 50th anniversary events, please visit www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu.
Tel: (310) 825-0007