IDEA LAB Salon Byron Au Yong
Monday, October 7, 9:50am – 10:50am
Artists and presenters from the plenary IDEA LABS will host salon discussions each day following their presentations.
Byron Au Yong combines Western classical music, Chinese folk music and American musical theatre with a penchant for the avant-garde. His compositions include Tzu Lho: Simmering Songs, performed by the Stanford Chorale; YIJU: Songs of Dislocation, developed at the Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle; Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas, which was performed in sixty-four waterways throughout the Pacific Northwest; and most recently, the musical play Stuck Elevator, with librettist Aaron Jafferis (American Conservatory Theatre).
International projects include Salt Lips Touching, which premiered at the Jeonju Sanjo Festival, Jeonju, South Korea; Edge, performed at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg; and Forbidden Circles, performed at the Fukuoka Gendai Hogaku Festival and International House of Japan.