Paul Chihara

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Biography

Born: July 9, 1938; Seattle, WA  
An American of Japanese descent, Chihara studied at Cornell University, with Gunther Schuller, Boulanger, and Ernst Pepping. He is a professor of music at the University of California at Los Angeles. He conducts the University's collegium musicum and founded and directs the Twice Ensemble. His interest in Oriental music is apparent in his music, and he utilizes the altered use of vibrato, limited pitch movement, and microtones. He also uses Read more electronically modified sounds. His compositions include choral, chamber, and orchestral works. His work Logs is a group of phrases that may be repeated and combined in different orders with alterations in sound. Read less

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Born: July 9, 1938; Seattle, WA  
An American of Japanese descent, Chihara studied at Cornell University, with Gunther Schuller, Boulanger, and Ernst Pepping. He is a professor of music at the University of California at Los Angeles. He conducts the University's collegium musicum and founded and directs the Twice Ensemble. His interest in Oriental music is apparent in his music, and he utilizes the altered use of vibrato, limited pitch movement, and microtones. He also uses Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
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Act I Scene 1: Filaments of Galaxies - Before Time
Act I Scene 2: Winds of Fire
Act I Scene 3: The Flood
Act I Scene 4: The Freeze
Act I Scene 5: Photosynthesis
Act I Scene 6: Mating
Act II Scene 1: Metamorphosis
Act II Scene 2: Wild Destruction
Act II Scene 3: New Green
Act II Scene 4: Natural Shades of Complexion
Act II Scene 5: Flowering
Act II Scene 6: Flower of Love


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