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"The juxtaposition of the grotesque and the ethereal," "brutal," and "visceral and gritty" are among some descriptions for Tze Yeung's repertoire. He is keenly interested in developing different forms of intra- and inter-personal symbolisms in his compositions. His musical materials often involve his complex cultural background which reflects his interests of multilingualism and the 'third space'.
Tze Yeung Ho (b. 1992), also stylized as Yves Haa (Hå), is a Norwegian-Canadian composer of Cantonese descent. Despite being a native of Oslo, Norway, he spent most of his formative years in Toronto, Canada. He is a member of the Norwegian Society of Composers (Norsk Komponistforening), a board member in NyMusikk composers' group, an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre and an associate of the Hong Kong Composers' Guild. Tze Yeung was also one of the seven young composers to represent Norway in the UNM (Ung Nordisk Musikk) festival of 2015 held in Helsinki, Finland, where his saxophone concerto 'ingest thrice, as prescribed;' received its premiere by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. The same work is currently highlighted in the Norwegian Society of Composer's jubilee orchestral catalogue. He is the first prize recipient of Land's End Ensemble's 17th annual composition competition. Recent events include his participation in the Fortellerfestival 2017 (Norwegian Storytelling Festival) and the founding of the Oslo-based new music ensemble +47. Tze Yeung has also worked with an array of performers and artists in different facets, including the NyNorsk messingkvintett, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Caroline Hausen, Heidi Dahlsveen and so forth. A selection of Tze Yeung's scores are available at NB Noter, the new music publications of the Norwegian National Archives. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he holds a bachelor and a master degree respectively. Tze Yeung is currently completing his PhD studies in composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
His former and current mentors in composition include Gary Kulesha (CA), Trond Reinholdtsen (NO), Asbjørn Schaathun (NO), Alexander Weinstangel (CA/HR), Toivo Tulev (EE), Rune Rebne (NO) and James Rolfe (CA).
Besides music, Tze Yeung is an avid student and observer of the different cultural facets of the Nordic and Baltic nations, with particular interests in the Finnish Kalevala, the Estonian language, Lithuanian beetroot soups, Danish phonology and sociological studies of Chinese restaurants within Scandinavia. He spent a significant part of his childhood living in the corner of his family's restaurant in Finnmark, the far north of Norway. Tze Yeung currently splits his time between Tallinn, Oslo and Helsinki.
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Tze Yeung Ho (f. 1992), med stilnavn Yves Haa (Hå), er en norsk-canadisk komponist. Selv om han er norsk-født, tilbrakte han mesteparten av sine formative år i Toronto, Canada. Han er utdannet ved University of Toronto, der han studerte med en rekke kanadiske komponister. Han tar for tiden en mastergrad i komposisjon ved Norsk musikkhøgskole. Tze Yeung var en av de syv unge komponister som representerte Norge i UNM 2015 i Helsinki. Han har samarbeidet med den tyske blokkfløyte solisten Caroline Hausen (støttet av Kulturådet). Verkene hans finnes i katalogen ved Nasjonalbibliotekets ny musikk forlag, NB Noter. Tze Yeung er for tiden doktorgradskandidat i Estland ved Estlands musikk- og teaterhøyskole.
Han er bosatt i Oslo.