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Rita Ueda: Biography

Rita Ueda
1963 -
Region: British Columbia

Rita Ueda

Rita Ueda is a composer, sound designer and music teacher in Vancouver, Canada. Her recent works include “forty years of snowfall will not heal an acient forest” for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, “Escape from the Evil Alien Surfblasters” for 8 hand piano ensemble, and “Still Shaking from the Latté,” a piano solo for Misuzu Kitazumi-Burns, a member of the LA Piano Unit. This Season, her “as the snowflakes return to the sky” for string orchestra will be performed by the Vienna Radio Symphony and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Rita was born in Hakodate, Japan, to a family of musicians, poets, dancers and engineers. She moved to Vancouver, Canada with her family in 1971. Rita studied composition and sound design at Simon Fraser University and the California Institute of the Arts. Her teachers include Rudolf Komoros, Rodney Sharman, Wadada Leo Smith, Morton Subotnick and David Rosenboom. She has also had short-term studies with James Tenney, Earle Brown, and Lou Harrison.



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