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Born and raised in Shanghai, China, currently based in NYC, Du Yun is an internationally-performed composer and musician. Hailed by the New York Times as "cutting-edge... to whom the term 'young composer' could hardly do justice," "an indie pop diva with an avant-garde edge;" "re-invents herself daily... so does her music," (TimeOut-NYC), "...the strongest impression made yet, a political statement against oppression and violence" (by De Rode Leeuw, Amsterdam), and “…one senses the exceptional ear, exploration and the results are impeccably powerful” (by Le Devoir, Montréal), she is equally adept at writing for concert halls, art shows, experimental theatres, opera, modern dances and pop songs. Du Yun has received commissions include from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Mann Center for Performing Arts, the Carnegie Hall Weill Institution Commission, the Whitney Museum Live, the Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum, the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the Fromm Foundation, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, Festivals für Neue Musik & aktuelle Kultur (Switzerland), violinist Hillary Hahn, cellist Matt Haimovitz, flutist Claire Chase and many more. Her music has also been presented by the Radio Kamer Filharmonie of The Netherlands, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne of Canada, le Decadanse of France, Nueva Musíca Duo of Mexico, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai New Music Ensemble, the New York City Opera, the New Julliard Ensemble, the North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, the Continuum, the Dinoseur Annex, the San Francisco Contemporary Chamber Players, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Metropolis Ensemble, cellist Frances-Marie Uitti, Katinka Kleijn, Nova Musica of Helinski, Ultima Contemporary Music ( Norway), Festival d’Avignon (France), the Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Netherlands), Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), Canadian Music Week, Nova Scotia Festival, Centro Nacional De la Música (Argentina), among others.
Her installation-performance-video collaboration with the visual artist Shahzia Sikander, Gossamer, was on view at the Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum and the Tokyo Contemporary Museum of Art respectively in fall season of 2010. Her plays have been produced at the PS122 and the Ohio Theatre, upcoming new theatre work to be presented at the Mount Holyoke College.
Du Yun is a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble. She is published by Boosey & Hawkes.
Du Yun’s caberet-opera, Angel’s Bone, (Libretto by Royce Vavrek), will be premiered at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, with International Contemporary Ensemble. May 7th, 2011.
A world premiere by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, May 27/27/28
Appearances at the Chicago Contemporary Art Museum in June, ICELab.
Forthcoming studio pop vinyl, Shark in You, releases in late March 2011.
More info at www.myspace.com/duyun