composer ★ songs of dislocation
Autumn 2014

October | Au Yong works with Leah Stein Dance Company and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia on Turbine. This collaboration premieres at the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia in May 2015.

Support from New Music USA

November | Au Yong and writer Aaron Jafferis are artists-in-residence at the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. They will interview people and present a workshop to prepare for Trigger, a musical project prompted by the Virginia Tech Tragedy.
Spring Summer 2014
April | Piano Concerto – Houston, commissioned by the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, premieres at the CounterCurrent Festival.
May | Stuck Elevator wins two awards – Best Original Musical and Best Principal Actor in a Musical – from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle.
June | Au Yong and Jafferis are artists-in-residence at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven. They present the workshop Developing New Work. In addition, Au Yong speaks on the panel Can Art Mediate Conflict? with composer John Browne, moderated by director Derek Goldman.

June + July | The Orphan of Zhao (趙氏孤兒), directed by Carey Perloff with original music by Au Yong, presented at American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego.

September | The Sundance Institute Theatre Program Songbook presents an excerpt from Stuck Elevator at Symphony Space in New York.
Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation that mix avant-garde techniques, classical music & folk ceremonies. LISTEN to audio samples & WATCH video excerpts. Check out the CALENDAR for upcoming concerts & learn more ABOUT Au Yong and his musical events. Visit COMPOSITIONS for a list of works. CONTACT him to discuss upcoming projects.
Byron Au Yong: Yiju
Byron Au Yong: Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas
Kidnapping Water:
Bottled Operas
Byron Au Yong & Christopher Yohmei Blasdel: BreathPlay