Yen Lu Hour on Scordatura

11 12 2010

 Today’s Scordatura Show will feature Taiwanese composer Yen Lu, who passed away in the Fall of 2008.  Listen between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on KTRU, Houston 91.7 FM.

  

Yen Lu was born in Nanjing in 1930 and died in Taipei, Taiwan in 2008. 

Mr. Lu studied in New York from 1965 to 1976, both at Mannes College of Music and City College of CUNY, where he studied composition and electronic music with professor Mario Davidovsky. 

In 1977 Lu continued his graduate studies at The University of Pennsylvania, deepening his composition experiments with George Rochberg and George Crumb.  In 1979 he returned to Taiwan and began his teaching career at Soochow University in Taipei.

The musical works of Lu, are known as rich in their creative ideals, profound in their musical feelings; very contemporary yet conservative in their music language– unique expressions of traditional Chinese artistic spirit that absorb the aesthetic elements of both western and eastern culture.  Mr. Lu was awarded the National Culture and Art Award in 1993 and National Award for Artists 1998.

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