Du Yun || composer :: performer

Du Yun featured as one of the Top Creatives in the new issue of the ORIGIN Magazine.

2015 06 26

“I am dreaming of the day when the so-called ‘outliers’ are treated as the norm, the unthinkable as the status quo.” -Du Yun

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MATA Festival redefines ‘avant garde.’ The Star Ledger’s Interview with Du Yun

2015 04 07


“Ultimately, in her own work and as a curator, Du Yun hopes to move the dial forward on what it means to be cutting-edge.”

Read the interview here.

In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores wins a 2015 Grammy

2015 02 12

Congratulations to Hilary Hahn and Cory Smythe, winning in the category of the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance!

Du Yun is thrilled to be one of the composers featured on the album.

Listen the excerpt of Du Yun’s When A Tiger Meets A Rosa Rugosa:

Watch Hilary and Du Yun’s interview here:  YouTube Preview Image

A New Film of the world premiere: An Empty Garlic (2014)

2015 01 08

Claire Chase. Oct 3, 2014 at the Kitchen, NYC.
Commissioned by Project&. Light design by David Michalek. Sound Design by Levy Lorenzo.
Video edited by rKAD. Audio recording by Oktaven Audio.
Dedicated to the loving memory of Elise Mann.

Du Yun – No Safety Net || A featured interview from New Music Box

2014 10 05

Written by Frank J. Oteri

Read and watch the interview here

Du Yun’s essay, What Do I Mean When I Tell You A Story, published in Arcana VII, edited by John Zorn.

2014 09 14

Arcana VII, edited by John Zorn

John Zorn’s acclaimed Arcana series, now in its seventh installment, is a major source on new music theory and practice in the twenty-first century.

Read more here and order the book on Amazon.

MATA announces Du Yun as New Artistic Director

2014 07 17

DuYun_SHA-600x450MATA is a not-for-profit organization that commissions, presents, and supports the music of a wide array of young composers from around the globe. Founded by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky, and Lisa Bielawa in 1996, MATA presents a week-long festival of music by composers under age forty each spring in New York City. Each festival presents up to thirty works by young composers, at least three to four of which are newly commissioned. To date, MATA has commissioned seventy works, and has presented over three-hundred performances of pieces by young composers.

Read more about MATA here

Hundred Heads World Premiere at Seattle Symphony

2014 06 07

Du Yun’s new orchestral work, Hundred Heads, received its world premiere at the Seattle Symphony on June 6th, at Benaroya Hall under the baton of Ludovic Morlot.

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Du Yun’s piece Oboe solo and tamtam featured at the Salzburg Aspekte Festival

2014 05 29


DrehPunktKultur, Salzburg:

“Auch das Stück der chinesischen Komponistin und Performerin Du Yun aus 2011 ist trotz der scheinbar extravaganten Besetzung ein geradezu intimes Kammermusikwerk. Andreas Steiner demonstrierte, welch feine differenzierte Klänge dem machtvollen Tam Tam zu entlocken sind.”

(Translation: The piece by the Chinese composer and performer Du Yun from 2011, despite the seemingly extravagance casts an almost intimate chamber music. Andreas Steiner demonstrated what a fine differentiated sounds to elicit a powerful Tam Tam.)

Du Yun performs The Last Post at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

2014 05 22

Last Post Perez 1

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The Last Post, an animation by Shahzia Sikander, with surround sound/music by Du Yun, is currently on view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami from May 22 through Sep 14, 2014.