Bio

Ayip BBC

As a composer and multimedia artist, Austin Yip’s works investigate on the relationship between literature and sound, as well as the meaning of connotation and denotation through musical and visual means. Recent works include “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 ISCM World New Music Days (Beijing 2018, Sydney 2010), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (2018), Seoul International Computer Music Festival (2018), Asian Composers League Conference and Festival (Japan 2010/2017, Vietnam 2016, Singapore 2014), World Saxophone Congress (France 2015, Scotland 2012), Intimacy of Creativity (2012) and many more.

Yip is the recipient of CASH Golden Sail Music Award, 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, Rayson Huang Scholarship and CASH Best Commissioned Piece Award. 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. He is currently a lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

作為多媒體藝術家,葉浩堃的作品大多探討文學與音樂的關係及內涵意義與字面意義的對立,並將之以音樂及影像的形式呈現。近期作品包括以川端康成的小說《古都》為藍本的室內音樂劇、為古鍵琴、電子音樂及影像創作的《城市脈搏》、為擴音小提琴及電子創作的《萬里》、電子音樂舞蹈電影《〈夜芭蕾〉計劃:尤麗黛絲》,及為大型管弦樂團而寫的《破繭》。

葉氏的作品經常於世界各地演出,當中包括國際現代音樂節(北京2018、悉尼2010)、紐約電子音樂節(2018)、首爾國際電子音樂節(2018)、亞洲作曲家同盟音樂節(日本2017/2010、越南2016、新加坡2014)、世界薩克斯風年會(法國、蘇格蘭)及創意間的親暱。

葉氏為CASH金帆獎、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、黃麗松獎學金及CASH最佳原創歌曲大獎的持有者。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。他現為香港浸會大學音樂系講師。