Composers [|Ken Ueno] and [ |Franck Bedrossian] have been added to the composition faculty in the Department of Music at UC Berkeley.

Informed by his experience as an electric guitarist and overtone singer, [|Ken Ueno]’s music fuses the culture of Japanese underground electronic music with an awareness of European modernism. In an effort to feature inherent qualities of sound such as beatings, overtones, and artifacts of production noise, Ken’s music is often amplified and uses electronics. Ensembles and performers who have played Ken’s music include Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Nieuw Ensemble, Frances-Marie Uitti, the American Composers Orchestra (Whitaker Reading Session), the Cassatt Quartet, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Prism Saxophone Quartet, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Atlas Ensemble, Relâche, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Dogs of Desire, the Orkest de Ereprijs, and the So Percussion Ensemble. His music has been performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MusikTriennale Köln Festival, the Muziekgebouw, the Hopkins Center, Spoleto USA, Steim, and at the Norfolk Music Festival, where he was guest composer/lecturer.

After studying writing, orchestration and analysis at the CNR in Paris, [ |Franck Bedrossian] studied composition with Allain Gaussin and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. In 2002/03, he studied composition and computer music at IRCAM. His works have been performed in France and abroad by ensembles such as Route, 2e2m, Ictus, Short Circuit, Cairn, the Ensemble Modern, Alternance, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Danel quartet, the Diotima quartet, and as part of festivals such as Agora, Résonances, Manca, RTÉ Living Music Festival, l’Itinéraire de nuit, Ars Musica, Nuova Consonanza, Le Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo,le Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, Fabbrica Europa, and Wien Modern.