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As a composer and interdisciplinary artist, Austin Yip’s works investigate the relationship between literature and sound, the interplay between acoustic sound and electronics, as well as the meaning of connotation and denotation through musical and visual means. Recent works include “Por Por” (2019-2022), a chamber opera in Cantonese; “Koto” (2019), a chamber theatre work inspired by Yasunari Kawabata’s novel of the same title; “City Beats” (2019), a work for harpsichord, electronics and video that challenges musical connotation; “Miles Upon Miles” (2018), a work for amplified violin and electronics that juxtaposes violin and Xinjiang Uyghur Muqam; “Project ‘Ballet de la nuit’: Eurydice” (2017), an hour-long electroacoustic work that investigates on the 17th century’s cross-casting tradition; and “Metamorphosis” (2016), an orchestral work that portrays Kafka’s novel musically.

Frequently presented at musical festivals, Yip’s works have been performed worldwide, examples include the MacDowell National Benefit, ISCM World New Music Days (Beijing 2018, Sydney 2010), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (2018/2021), Seoul International Computer Music Festival (2018), Asian Composers League Conference and Festival (Japan 2010/2017, Vietnam 2016, Singapore 2013), World Saxophone Congress (France 2015, Scotland 2012), Intimacy of Creativity (2012) and many more.

Yip is a MacDowell Fellow (as a Gardner & Vail Read Fellow), and also the recipient of CASH Golden Sail Music Award, HKADC Award for Young Artist (Music), Chou’s Annual Composition Commission Award, James Kitagawa Memorial Music Scholarship, Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship, Henry Holbrook Scholarship, James King Scholarship, Eisner Prize, Milton C. Witzel Memorial Prize, University Postgraduate Fellowship and Rayson Huang Scholarship.  Yip received his master and doctorate degree in music composition at the University of Hong Kong, and a bachelor degree at the University of California, Berkeley.

Yip’s works are published by Donemus (Netherlands), ABRSM (UK), BabelScores (France), Ablaze Records (US), Navona Records (US), Hugo Production and Hong Kong Composers Guild.



葉氏為麥道爾藝術家(Gardner & Vail Read Fellow)、CASH金帆獎、香港藝術發展局藝術新秀獎(音樂)、周文軒新作品委約獎、北川詹姆斯紀念音樂獎學金、校董和校長獎學金、亨利·霍爾布魯克獎學金、詹姆斯·京獎學金、艾斯納獎、米爾頓·C·威策爾紀念獎、大學研究生獎學金及黃麗松獎學金的持有者。他於香港大學獲得哲學碩士(作曲)及哲學博士(作曲)學位,並畢業於加州大學柏克萊分校。

葉氏的作品由荷蘭出版社Donemus、英國皇家音樂學院出版社、法國出版社Babelscores、美國唱片公司Ablaze Records、Navona Records、雨果唱片及香港作曲家聯會出版。