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Ken Ueno speaks into a megaphone in a dark room.

Ken Ueno: Person Specificity and Physiovalence: Performance Practice Toward Decolonizing Classical Music

Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

This event will also be live streamed. Register for the webinar here

Noting how Western European classical music values are entrenched exnominatively in music pedagogy in the United States, composer, vocalist, and artist Ken Ueno moves toward creating a personal practice that seeks to “uncorset” musical practice and, by extension, claim artistic agency for those who do not belong to the dominant culture.

Rome Prize and Berlin Prize winner Ueno ( is a composer, vocalist, and sound artist whose music has been performed at venues and festivals around the world. Ueno holds a PhD from Harvard University, and his biography appears in The Grove Dictionary of American Music.

Co-sponsored by Berkeley Center for New Media