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余林橞 Karen Yu

Percussionist, experimental sound artist and interdisciplinary arts researcher, Karen Yu uses sound-making as a medium to question and subvert the relationship between audience and performer. In explorations of new possibilities in performing arts and concert culture she has collaborated with a number of artists and musicians, including Ken Ueno, Philippe Leroux, Michael Pisaro, Zihua Tan, Vinko Globokar and Jean-Pierre Drouet. Her works were most recently presented at Sound Forms 2019 & 2020 (Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong & Tai Kwun Contemporary), commissioned by and presented at Sonic Ecology Digital Conference (Hong Kong New Music Ensemble) and Creation for Freespace: Choreography and Composer Lab (Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District Freespace). She has performed for Hong Kong Sinfonietta @ Artistree “Notating Beauty That Moves,” the Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion (Hong Kong and Montreal), Tai Kwun, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposiums (Guanajuato, Brisbane, Montreal), Biennale Montreal and SoundSCAPE Festival. Formerly an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and a fellow at the Blackbird Creative Lab, Yu is also the co-founder and director of the chamber percussion group The Up:Strike Project. Karen Yu obtained a Bachelor and Master of Music from McGill University, Canada, where she was a Schulich Graduate Fellowship holder.


余林橞集敲擊樂手、表演藝術家及跨學科藝術研究者於一身,持加拿大蒙特利爾麥基爾大學音樂學士和碩士學位,為香港室內樂敲擊樂團The Up:Strike Project及實驗性室內樂團Exordium Collective的創辦人之一。除活躍於當代古典敲擊樂演出,演奏傳統樂器如印度塔布拉鼓的經驗亦豐富。曾於「聲形」多聲道聲音藝術節作獨奏演出,受香港創樂團 Sonic Ecology 委託創作新多媒體作品及任加拿大班夫創意藝術中心駐場藝術家,也曾參與各地藝術節,包括香港藝術節、蒙特利爾雙年展、意大利馬卡尼奧SoundSCAPE New Music Festival等。

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