“Audacious, compelling and hugely imaginative!”
~Leo Stutzin, Huffington Post

As the queer son of Chinese immigrants in America, I search for ways music connects people with the places they call home. Raised in Seattle, I currently live where the trees and waterways retain power alongside digital technology. This informs my songs of dislocation created to honor the ritual of people who gather to listen.

In Development:
9 Lifeboats · performance installation about climate displacement

Activist Songbook
· 53 songs and raps to counteract hate
May/June 2020 TBA · New Haven

Trigger · music theater forum about coming of age in an age of guns
November 15-16, 2019 · New York

Chan Family Picnic · a new vaudeville
December 2019 TBA · San Francisco
I teach courses that incorporate composition, ecology, and protest as an Assistant Professor and Faculty Producer of Music in Performing Arts & Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.

Contact me for performances and workshops.

Byron Au Yong
Biography | CV

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