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A HISTORY AND
PERFORMANCE GUIDE
OF A CONCERTO FOR
TRUMPET AND CHAMBER
ENSEMBLE: FANFARES
FOR THE APOCALYPSE
BY KEN UENO


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AUTHOR
Philippe Pierre Brunet

PUBLICATION
Doctor of Musical Arts Dissertation,
University of Miami

DATE OF PUBLICATION
April 25, 2016

DECRIPTION
Music for trumpet has seen a great expansion over the past fifty years. The importance of this development to the trumpet and music world cannot be overstated. The purpose of this study is to explain the process of commissioning, collaborating, preparation, and performance of Fanfares for the Apocalypse by Ken Ueno. Fanfares for the Apocalypse, a concerto for trumpet and chamber ensemble was commissioned and premiered by the University of Miami’s Henry Mancini Institute at the Frost School of Music featuring Philippe Brunet as soloist. This essay will address the history of Fanfares for the Apocalypse including the process of commissioning, history of the composer, practice techniques and application of various extended trumpet techniques found in the concerto as well as a performance guide. It will also address the ways that this concerto is person specific in that it was composed with the specific skills and musical aura of the soloist in mind.



THE SOUND OF
SOMAESTHETICS:
KEN UENO’S
JERICHO MOUTH


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AUTHOR
Martin Jay

PUBLICATION
The Journal of Somaesthetics
Volume 4, Number 1

DATE OF PUBLICATION
2018

DECRIPTION
A sound installation titled Jericho Mouth was mounted at the Beijing Inside-Out Museum in 2013 by the American avant-garde composer and performer Ken Ueno. Drawing on the work of Richard Shusterman and Roland Barthes, this essay presents it as powerful example of acoustic somaesthetics in which the material body—in particular the voice emanating from the throat and guts rather than the lungs and breath—resists cultural sublimation.



CODA, OR
CONTEMPORARY
GESTURES

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AUTHOR
Michael Maizels

PUBLICATION
In and Out of Phase: An Episodic History of Art and Music in the 1960 (University of Michigan Press)

DATE OF PUBLICATION
2020

DESCRIPTION
In and Out of Phase is the first sustained look at the creative interactions between artists and musicians of [the 1960s], looking at four pairs of creators who used process-oriented ideas and techniques in their music and art: Dan Flavin and La Monte Young; Sol LeWitt and Milton Babbitt; Richard Serra and Steve Reich; and Bruce Nauman and Meredith Monk. Maizels uncovers not just the social and intellectual connections between these two groups of creators, but illuminates how the focus on repetitive actions, pattern and process, and an emphasis on “surface” created mutual influence—and stylistic change—between music and art during this period. The book’s concluding chapter briefly addresses the enduring influence of the innovations of the 1960s on more recent works.



THE VOICE OF
EMERGING SPACE: 
ON KEN UENO’S
SOUND INSTALLATIONS


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AUTHOR
Marita Tatari

DATE OF PUBLICATION
2019

DESCRIPTION
Philosopher Marita Tatari (PD Ruhr University Bochum) discusses two sound installations by Ken Ueno: Jericho Mouth (Beijing Inside-Out Museum, 2013) and Jepson Satellite (Telfair Museums, 2018).



Inside-out Participation
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AUTHOR
Zhou Yi

DATE OF PUBLICATION
2017

DESCRIPTION
Curator Zhou Yi discusses the early history of the Inside-out Art Museum and the Miniature Museum (a hollow wall feature designed by architect, Thomas Tsang), as well as the first piece to make use of the Miniature Museum, Jericho Mouth, an installation/performance by Ken Ueno. 



Liquid Lucretius, Multi-Channel Sound Installation
by
Marco Morales Villalobos

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AUTHOR
Marco Morales Villalobos

DATE OF PUBLICATION
2013

DESCRIPTION
Curator Marco Morales Villalobos presents an introduction to Ken Ueno’s sound installation, Liquid Lucretius, installed under his curatorship at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City (MUAC).



The Influence of the Extra-musical on the Composing Proces
by
Shira Lee Katz

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AUTHOR
Shira Lee Katz 

DATE OF PUBLICATION
2012

DESCRIPTION
Knowledge about the creative process has increased dramatically over the last century, with a burgeoning literature on creativity together with a growing amount of research  on the composing process. Despite this, Shira Lee Katz argues in her chapter that there is still a gap in understanding the prototypical ways in which musical compositions come to fruition. What rolde do non-musical factors play? Are composers even aware of the factors that influence their work? If composer do employ non-musical models as they compose, what is the role of this material in their work? In other words, ther has been little investigation around the factors that inspire composers or about how initial ideas are synthesised as compositions develop. Katz observes three composers [*including Ken Ueno] drawing inspiration from content domains characterised by strong visual elements which are identified as providing a structural roadmap for their compositions. 



Excerpt from Europe @ 2.4km/h, a novel
by
Ken Haley 

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AUTHOR
Ken Haley 

DATE OF PUBLICATION
2011

DESCRIPTION
An excerpt from Ken Haley’s novel, wherein he meets Ken Ueno and attends a premiere of Ueno’s work. 




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