VIOLA YIP is an experimental composer, performer, improviser, sound artist and instrument builder. She has been interested in creating new self-built instruments and sound works in the intersection of composition, performance and improvisation, exploring various relationships between materiality, space and our musical bodies in music.
Her instruments and sound performances have been presented in music festivals and venues such as Issue Project Room (NYC), The New School (NYC), Look and Listen Festival (NYC), DiMenna Center (NYC), CCRMA at Stanford University, CNMAT at UC Berkeley, Center for New Music (SF), Constellation (Chicago), Cycling ‘74 Expo, Hong Kong Arts Center (HK), Sonic Arts Research Center at Queen's University Belfast, University of Huddersfield (UK), QO-2 Brussels, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Moers Festival, Currents/ Festival für aktuelle Tiefkultur Köln, Kunst Station Sankt Peter Köln, A L’arme! Festival Berlin, DARA String Festival Berlin, Seanaps Festival Leipzig, ZiMMT Leipzig, Festival für Immaterielle Kunst Hamburg, Pinakothek der Moderne München and Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK).
She received an Honorary Mention from Giga-Hertz-Preis 2021 at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta stipendium in Munich as well as an residency at Studios für Elektroakustische Musik, Akademie der Künste Berlin.
photo credit: Nicola L. Hein