Interview: Downtown Staple Composer-Performer Du Yun

Composer-Performer Du Yun Talks Chinese Opera and Electronic Music

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

As part of our China in New York festival, composer Huang Ruo interviews a different Chinese-born composer who has lived in the United States and become prominent to New York City audiences. Hear these interviews Monday, January 23 to Friday, January 27 12 pm with repeats at 7 pm on Q2 Music.

As an active presence on the New York new-music scene, the young Shanghai-born composer Du Yun cuts a striking figure. From prestigious work with New York City Opera and the New Juilliard Ensemble to downtown, electronic experimentation with the International Contemporary Ensemble and schizoid balladry at Cornelia Street Cafe, Du Yun is a distinctive voice that will stretch well into the 21st century.

In this interview with fellow composer (and childhood friend) Huang Ruo, Du Yun explores her identity as a mixed-heritage composer living and working in New York.  

The complete Q2 Music China in New York festival interviews: 

Monday, January 23 at 12 noon and 7pm: Zhou Long
Tuesday, January 24 at 12 noon and 7 pm: Du Yun
Wednesday, January 25 at 12 noon and 7 pm: Lei Liang
Thursday, January 26 at 12 noon and 7 pm: Chou Wen-chung
Friday, January 27 at 12 noon and 7 pm: Min Xiao-fen 

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