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Composer/Performer/Media Artist

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Yifeng Yvonne Yuan converts the frequency of herself losing socks into the frequency of the pitches; she weighs raindrops to decide the weight of her noteheads. She is a composer, performer, and media artist, born and raised in China, and currently lives between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles


Yvonne's works have been performed by Riot Ensemble, Seattle Festival Orchestra, and many more. She is the winner of the call for score of SFO, and Corwin Award at UC Santa Barbara, and she is honorably mentioned in IAWM's Search for New Music Competition 2023.

Yvonne currently attends UCSB studying Music Composition as a Ph.D. student. She is also a master's student in the Media Art Technology department.

Recent Works

In the Center of A Shadow Lies the Brightest Spot, for Riot Ensemble (2023)

Memory, memory... : Transcoding memories into sound (2023)

I Saw a Butterfly Nestled in a Bell, an acousmatic work (2023)

High Tide, Low Tide. For String Orchestra and Percussions (2022)

Sitting on the Swing at the Event Horizon (2022) (Visual Music Realized with C++)

Di-Da-Doo-Dum for Fixed Media and Solo Voice (2022)

Human Anatomy for Pierrot Ensemble (2021)

I. Heart

II. Skin

III. Inside My Feminine Brain

A Mermaid in a Summer's Night, a film score (2021)

Ephemeral Bloom for Symphony Orchestra(2021)

Life Cycle for String Quartet (2021)

Shattered Moon for Trumpet and Electronics (2020) 

Original Score for Film "Time to Dream", an Album (2020
We will get there

​Three Poems of Tanikawa Shuntaro for Soprano and Piano (2020)

The Shape of Flowers for Violin and Piano (2020)

Three Wavery Images for Pierrot Ensemble (2018)

Recent Events

April 2nd 2023, The Other Art Fair, Santa Monica, Los Angeles

​May 26th 2023, Graduate Composers Concert at Lotte Lehmann Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara

June, 9th, 2023, MAT End of the Year Show, Santa Barbara Center of Art, Science and Technology

July, 2023, New work to be premiered by Riot Ensemble, Viitasaari, Finland

November 2nd 2023, Media arts work "Resonance" featured in UCSB MAT "First Thursday", Santa Barbara Center of Arts Science and Technology

November 4th, 2023, Acousmatic work "I Saw A Butterfly Nestled in a Bell" to be performed at The Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Belgium 

Jan 19th, 20th 2024, Dance work with original music to be performed in Santa Monica, Los Angeles

May, 2024 "Ephemeral Bloom" to be premiered by Seattle Festival Orchestra, Seattle, Washington

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