“I’ve heard him conjure more beauty and expressiveness out of two stones clacked together than many composers can with a full orchestra.” –Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly

Composer Byron Au Yong works with a process of overlapping phases that include concept sketches, developmental research, workshop residencies, and performance productions.

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2016-2017 Funders & Presenters
American Conservatory Theatre · Artist Trust Fellowship · Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech · Doris Duke Charitable Foundation · Forum Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig · International Festival of Arts & Ideas · Miami Dade Live Arts · Montalvo Arts Center · Westminster Choir College

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Dedicated to intercultural collaboration, Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation, music for a changing world. He teaches in Performing Arts & Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.

Byron Au Yong & Christopher Yohmei Blasdel: BreathPlay

Byron Au Yong: Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas
Kidnapping Water:
Bottled Operas
Byron Au Yong: Yiju