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Justin Yang

email: jyang03@qub.ac.uk
phone: +44 (0)28 9097 4761
fax: +44 (0)28 9097 4828
room: SARC PhD Lab


Born and raised in the South Bay area of Southern California, near the diner used in Pulp Fiction, the Hawthorne Grill, Yang most likely attended elementary school with Quentin Tarantino, but unlike Tarantino who dropped out, Yang has spent all but 8 years of his life in school, despite his best efforts to do otherwise. He has taken degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, Wesleyan University, Stanford University and is currently pursuing a Phd at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast.

He has had the tremendous fortune of studying with some of the great artists of our time including George Crumb, Alvin Lucier, Anthony Braxton, and Brian Ferneyhough. For the last 20 years, Yang has obsessively explored sound in as many ways as possible – as a composer, improviser, instrument builder, theorist and developer of music technology. His works include pieces for three orchestras, four tubas, two kotos and bass koto, and solo bass flute.

Yang is currently working on developing paradigms for real-time composition using computer animation in notational and interactive constructs.

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