A Native of Hong Kong, Viola Yip is an experimental composer, performer, sound artist and instrument builder. Trained as a composer, her interest in unorthodox sonic materiality, performativity, relationality and affect in music brought her to building instruments. Through building circuits and hacking daily life objects, it stimulates her to rethink the definition and potentiality of our instruments and explore the full capacity that our musical bodies could offer in musical performances.
Viola's instruments and performances have been presented in major music festivals and concert series in New York, Missouri, Chicago, San Diego, Boston, Bowling Green (Ohio), Pittsburgh, Ithaca, Saratoga Springs, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Huddersfield, Madeira, Ghent, Amsterdam, The Hague, Brussels, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Darmstadt.
Long bio and CV are available upon request.