I-lly Cheng (b.1984) creates the interdisciplinary composition comprising physical movement, electronics, soundscape, video, and installations. Fascinated by objecthood, she has been experimenting with various tangible materials. As a performance explorer, she has also been navigating amid the possibilities of performers' individuality.

EDUCATION

2014-2016

  • Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Master of Music, Live Electronics. Studied Live Electronics with Jos Zwaanenburg and Marcel Wierckx, Composition with Willem Jeths, Piano with Ralph van Raat.

  • Thesis:《Musicality and Objecthood: Audiovisuality by Physical means

2008-2012  

  • National Taiwan Normal University, Master of Music, Composition. Studied composition with Ching-Wen Chao and Ko Fang-Lung.

  • Thesis:《Jonathan Harvey’s "Tombeau de Messiaen": An Analysis and an Inspired Personal Work

2003-2008  

  • National Taiwan University of Art, Bachelor, Piano. Studied piano with Wei-Ting Chen and composition with Sue-Ya Wang

2000-2003       

  •  Hsintien Senior High school, majored in piano, minored in violoncello and composition.

1997-2000       

  •  Chongching Junior High school, majored in violoncello and piano.

 

LIST OF WORK AND PERFORMANCE

2019

  • Misreading- (2019) 12’, for 40 installed transducers under concert hall chairs and projection mapping on the ceiling, will premiere in National Concert Hall of Taiwan, Innovation Series

  • Dew- (2019) 8’, for dizi and live electronics, will premiere in National Concert Hall of Taiwan, Innovation Series, premiered by Ryan Zen

2018 

  • Touch - (2018) 6’, two water installations, presented in ICMC 2018, in Daegu Arts Factory./ WOCMAT 2018, in Daegu Arts Factory. /WOCMAT 2018, in National Chiao Tung University

  • Touch - One (2018) 5’, for one water installation and a performer, performed by Yung-Tuan Ku, in Darmstadt 2018.

  • Touch - Three (2018) 10’, for three sound/ video installations and three performers, performed by Theresa Lei, Ro-Mei Yu, Wan-Chen Hsieh.

  • Yours Mine (2016- ) 15', for open solo instrument/ performer, voice and flexible tape, to present different performers’ playing in a website form.

  • Improvisation: Taipei x San Francisco Electronics Improvisation, performed with Jorge Bachmann, Dawang Huang and Xie Zonggi, in Reykjavik Lab in Taipei

  • Improvisation: Daily Object, performed with Yung-Tuan Ku, in Anemos Café in Taipei

2017

  • Mourning for Fukushima (2017) 15', three consecutive short piano pieces with transducer- installed piano, performed in Huis de Pinto in Amsterdam

  • Touche Nature (2017) 10', for four percussionists with four loudspeakers and water bowls, premiered in Lausanne in Le Bourg by We Spoke Percussion Group

  • UNI- (2015)  15', for Sho, Recorder, Live electronics and Image, performed in ICMC 2017, He Luting Concert Hall in Shanghai Conservatory

  • Submerged in Silence (2013) 9', for piano, live electronics and image, performed  in ISCM 2017, in Vancouver Playhouse by Megumi Masaki

  • Subtlety (2017) 10', for prepared Zheng, live electronics and light, premiere in Ya Song Concert Hall in Taipei by Ming-Chin Kuo

2016

  • Kodama (2016) 9', for shakuhachi and live electronics, premiered in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ by Harrie Starreveld

  • Submerged in Silence (2013) 9', for piano, live electronics and image, performed in International Computer Music Conference, in Tivolivredenburg Utrecht

  • Within a Tranquil Space (2016) 7’, for shakuhachi, duduk, sho, sheng, guzheng and guqin, premiered in Conservatorium van Amsterdam by Atlas ensemble

  • Yours Mine (2016) 10’, for open solo instrument, voice and flexible tape, premiered in Gaudeamus Academy, Muziekhuis Utrecht, by Wiek Hijmans

  • Touch (2016) 10’, for four water installations/ percussionist, try out in Darmstadt, Lichentberg Schule, by We Spoke percussion group

  • Ceasing Time (2016) 10’, for cello and live electronics, premiered in Splendor Amsterdam

  • The Sensation of Reality (2016) 20’, double concerto for sho, recorder and live electronics, premiered in Conservatorium van Amsterdam

  • Waves (2016) 6’, for four open instrument, premiered in Conservatorium van Amsterdam

  • Piano Etude I - V (2015- 2016), for piano solo and live electronics

2015

  • UNTITLED (2015)  9', for soprano saxophone, live electronics and tape, premiered in Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Het Bethaniënklooster.

  •  ._. (2015) 9', for Harpsichord and Live electronics, for Machiko Suto.

  • UNI- (2015)  15', for Sho, Recorder, Live electronics and Image, performed in Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

  • ECHO-Sand (2015) Sound Installation work with Piano and Live electronics, performed in Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

  • ECHO-Light (2015) Sound Installation work with Objects, Violin, Soprano and Live electronics, performed  in Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Studio MAPA Nederland.

2014

  • Personal piano recital at Cité internationale des Arts. http://citedesarts.pagesperso-orange.fr/Concerts/002014/21-07-14-concert-kocamangil-cheng.htm

  • Nix (2013) 5', for piano, live electronics, performed in Blue Note at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam

2013

  • Submerged in silence (2013) 9', for piano, electronics and image, performed in National Concert Hall of Taiwan.

2012

  • Shan (2012) 7'30, for four traditional Chinese instruments, performed in National Concert Hall of Taiwan. Third prize winner of the Composition Competition of Chai Found Traditional Music Workshop.

  • Melt (2012) 10', for Guzheng and Electronics, performed in the concert hall of National Taiwan University of Art

2011

  • Heterochromatic Dream (2011) 5', for soprano, piano and electronics, selected as vocal piece in 2010-2011, sponsored by National Theater/ Concert Hall of Taiwan.

  •  Into Strings (2009) 5', electronics, The Concert of the Sound Exchange, in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

  • SDINGUHOTS (2011), video, in collaboration with Lo Sheng-Wen and Chen Wei-An, in Treasure Hill International Artist Village.

  • Dark, Light (2010)10', for string quartet, in National Theater Concert Hall of Taiwan.

  • Kaleidoscope Project(1) (2011), interactive sound/optics installation, in National Taiwan University.

2010

  • Dark, Light (2010)10', for string quartet, won first prize at the Fine Arts Creation Award held by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.

  • Into Strings (2009) 5', electronics, has received high recognition at the International Rostrum of Composer 2010.

2009

  • Superimpose (2009)7', for soprano, percussion and electronics, received honorable mention at the Fine Arts Creation Award held by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.

  • Interpenetration (2009) 10', for solo piano, performed in the concert hall of National Taiwan University of Art

 

EXPERIENCE

2016

·         Selected Composer for working with Darmstadt resident ensemble "We Spoke" percussion group, and coaching by Simon Steen-Andersen 

·         Atlas Ensemble Lab active participant

·         Gaudeamus Academy active participant

2015

·        Summer academy of Moving Academy for Performing Arts in Netherlands 

2014

·         Resident composer at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, from April to July

2013                

·         Professor of Computer Music in Chunguy Institute of Technology in Taiwan

2009~2014      

·         Music Theory Teacher in Chongching Junior High school.

2008-2009                   

·         Teaching Assistant of Professor Ko Fang-Lung in National Taiwan Normal University

 

AWARD

  • Shan (2012) 7'30, for four traditional Chinese instruments, performed in National Concert Hall of Taiwan. Third prize winner of the Composition Competition of Chai Found Traditional Music Workshop.

  • Heterochromatic Dream (2011) 5', for soprano, piano and electronics, selected as vocal piece in 2010-2011, sponsored by National Theater/ Concert Hall of Taiwan.

  • Dark, Light (2010)10', for string quartet, won first prize at the Fine Arts Creation Award held by the Taiwan Ministry of Education

  • Into Strings (2009) 5', electronics, Digital Art Festival Taipei, nominate

GRANT

  • National Culture and Arts Foundation Taiwan, Project Grant. Touch three (2018), for three sound/ video installations and performers.

  • National Culture and Arts Foundation Taiwan, Funds for Creation. Yours Mine (2016- ), for open solo instrument/ performer, voice and flexible tape, to present different performers’ playing in a website form.

  • National Culture and Arts Foundation Taiwan, Commission Grant. Subtlety (2017), for prepared Zheng, live electronics and video/ light.

  • National Culture and Arts Foundation Taiwan, Funds for Creation. Touché Nature ( 2017), for four water installations/ percussionists.