Methods for exploring the sonic matter: in conversation with Lei Liang

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Composer Lei Liang at the Qualcomm Institute, University of California San Diego, photo Alex Matthews

The path of a composer is often guided by the desire to make new discoveries and to try to contribute to complex and seemingly borderless topics. On this point, an example comes from the composer Lei Liang, when he was appointed music professor and researcher at the Qualcomm Institute in San Diego: a center of particular importance for music, with its offshoots in technology, the right promotion of

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Music writer, independent researcher and founder of the magazine 'Percorsi Musicali'. He wrote hundreads of essays and reviews of cds and books (over 2000 articles) and his work is widely appreciated in Italy and abroad via quotations, texts' translations, biographies, liner notes for prestigious composers, musicians and labels. He provides a modern conception of musical listening, which meditates on history, on the aesthetic seductions of sounds, on interdisciplinary relationships with other arts and cognitive sciences. He is also a graduate in Economics.