Lei Liang

Lei Liang

Elliott Carter Rome Prize
September 1, 2011–July 31, 2012
Profession
Associate Professor of Music, University of California, San Diego
Project title
Sextet and Chamber Concerto
Project description

I will devote the residency fellowship to completing two compositions: a sextet commissioned by Southwest Chamber Music and the Cicada Chamber Players; and a chamber concerto for fifteen to twenty players commissioned by the Callithumpian Consort. My approach to composition has been driven by a few central concepts, including a technique that I call “One-Note-Polyphony” and my long-standing fascination with the heterophonic music of Inner Mongolia. These two projects offer me the ideal instrumental forces to further explore my ideas.