Traditions in Transformation: The Musical Language of Jon Jang

18 January 2018 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
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Traditions in Transformation: The Musical Language of Jon Jang
Thursday, January 18, 1pm
Schoenberg Music Building, Room 1440
Free Admission

Composer-improviser Jon Jang will talk about exploring heterogeneity in music through the creation of his works that are a hybrid of Chinese folk songs, black music, and European classical music. (Part of Jon Jang's residency at UCLA.)

Composer-pianist Jon Jang’s epic works include: The Chinese American Symphony; Tiananmen!; Reparations Now! Concerto for Taiko; and co-composed with James Newton, When Sorrow Turns to Joy, a work that pays tribute to Paul Robeson and Mei Lanfang. Jang’s history of collaboration ranges from Max Roach to the Kronos Quartet. Jang has presented lectures “The Sounds of Struggle: Music from the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s to the Asian American Movement of the 1980s” and “One Day American, One Day Alien: Black and Brown Artists Who Made the National Anthem Their Own” at Columbia University and other colleges nationally.

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