Thu Sept. 21, 2017

Yedda Lin’s PEI (TW/A)

Yedda Chunyu Lin: piano, prepared piano, objects
Fritz Novotny: soprano saxophone, arabian-indian flute, glockenspiel, percussion
Lukas Ligeti: drums, percussion

When i was four, I started to play piano, took private lessons over 15 years. For some reason, I went to study chemical engineering, but after graduation, I decided not to continue to work in this field…. Teaching piano, writing songs and working at the music company took my time… A few years later, I decided to come to Vienna and study classical piano at the university of music and performing arts,Vienna. (MDW)
Manon-Liu Winter gave me big impression of contemporary music and improvisation. Franz Hautzinger’s Ensemble 3000 had introduce me a new musical freedom.

I graduated in Autumn 2008, now live and work in Vienna. Since 2009 I started my performance as an improviser and composer with many wonderful musicians, for example: Katharina Klement, Franz Hautzinger, Clayton Thomas, Lukas Ligeti, Fritz Novotny, Daniel Lercher… etc.

In my compositions, I experiment different sounds, play between dissonance, noise, conventional and unconventional melodies and harmonies. Influence from my classical piano education and taiwanese / asian background. I play the piano not only in a conventional way, but also use some objects, such like titanic pipes or wooden sticks…etc. to produce diverse interesting sounds from the keys and strings and to encode my fantasies. (prepared piano) Between structure, sound, minimal music, I try to find a balance and – perhaps – a new expressionism. (Yedda Chunyu Lin)