Yii Kah Hoe
Your Bridge, My Doomsday
Yii Kah Hoe is the winner of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Forum for Malaysian Composers 2 (2007) and a recipient of the 3rd Prize in the International Composition for Chinese Orchestra organized by Singapore Chinese Orchestra (2006). Finalist of International Composers Competition “Città di Udine” (Italy, 2010).
His interests in ethnic and traditional music have prompted him to embark on an ongoing research project to collect folk music and ethno musical materials of the regions. Yii blends western and non-western aesthetics, concepts and traditions together to create his own sound which he categorizes as conceptually traditional in every sense. In most of his compositions, major emphasis is given to tone colours, performance techniques and ethnic elements.
Yii’s compositions have been performed in the US, London, Trinidad, Germany, Mexico, Paris, Italy, Melbourne, Bangkok, Hanoi, Manila, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong. He is also the festival director of the Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival (Malaysia, 2009) and a senior lecturer at SEGi College Subang Jaya.