MUSIC OF JAPAN SYMPOSIUM AT HAMILTON COLLEGE
Co-directed by Hamilton Professor of Music E. Michael Richards; and KazukoTanosaki, lecturer in music at Hamilton, the symposium will explore therelationship between tradition and innovation in Japanese music. Event timesand locations are as follows:
Saturday, April 5 - (All events except the evening concert take placein Schambach Center Room 201.)
* 9 a.m. to noon and 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. - Scholars and performers from the U.S.,Mexico and Hong Kong will present their research. Topics will include themusic of Japan's best known composer of art music, the late Toru Takemitsu;the traditional and contemporary musics of Japan and Israel, the connectionsbetween Toshiro Mayuzumi's right wing politics and his music; and Japanesemusic for a film subtitled "Godzilla and his Spawn."
* 1 to 3:30 p.m. - Internationally renowned composers Harue Kunieda, MasaoEndo, Toshiro Mayuzumi and P.Q. Phan will discuss their music and ideas.
* 8 p.m., Schambach Center, Wellin Hall - Hamilton Orchestra and music studentswill perform with the Syracuse Society for New Music and winners of the firstMusic of Japan Performers Competition, cellist Hugh Livingston and flutistAsako Arai.