Ed Bedner Performs the Music of Chen Yi

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Monday / April 13, 2009 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States

Professor Ed Bedner of the Piano Department will analyze the piano solo: BaBan (2000) by the Chinese-American composer Chen Yi, one of the most active living composers of contemporary classical music. He will point out elements related to traditional Chinese culture, and examine the interaction of the modal Chinese BaBan folk tune, and the Western atonal and 12 tone thematic materials, as Chinese and Western musical cultures merge.