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VIOLA YIP is a Berlin-based experimental composer, performer, improviser, sound artist and instrument builder from Hong Kong.  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, Moers Festival, Center for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Kunst Station Sankt Peter in Cologne, A L’arme! Festival Berlin, DARA String Festival Berlin, Heroines of Sound Berlin, Seanaps Festival Leipzig, ZiMMT Leipzig, Festival für Immaterielle Kunst Hamburg, Blurred Edges Festival Hamburg and Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.  


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 the Studio for Electroacoustic Music in Academy of Arts (AdK) Berlin.

photo credit: Nicola L. Hein

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