Ming Tsao
Nov 10 , 1966 - Present

Image © Ming Tsao

Ming Tsao was born in Berkeley, California in 1966. Following his early musical studies, performing violin and viola with the Berkeley Youth Orchestra and the Young People’s Symphony respectively, he lived in Suzhou, China and studied the traditional guqin (Chinese zither) with the renowned guqin performer Wu Zhao-ji.

The music of Ming Tsao constitutes a “speculative turn” in music composition that posits possible worlds as a counterpoint to our contemporary understanding of place, where musical lyricism blended with noise suggests a sensitivity to relations between human impact and presence in the world. In making the connections between the materiality of sound, formal rigor, and extreme expressionistic abstraction, Tsao renews the idea of musical lyricism as fractured, damaged, multi-perspective, complex and problematized in order to negotiate the complexities of the surrounding world.

Links

Complete Biography

Image © Ming Tsao

Ming Tsao was born in Berkeley, California in 1966. Following his early musical studies, performing violin and viola with the Berkeley Youth Orchestra and the Young People’s Symphony respectively, he lived in Suzhou, China and studied the traditional guqin (Chinese zither) with the renowned guqin performer Wu Zhao-ji.

The music of Ming Tsao constitutes a “speculative turn” in music composition that posits possible worlds as a counterpoint to our contemporary understanding of place, where musical lyricism blended with noise suggests a sensitivity to relations between human impact and presence in the world. In making the connections between the materiality of sound, formal rigor, and extreme expressionistic abstraction, Tsao renews the idea of musical lyricism as fractured, damaged, multi-perspective, complex and problematized in order to negotiate the complexities of the surrounding world.

© 2017-

Peters Edition Ltd

2-6 Baches Street

London N1 6DN

Registered Company 337746    VAT Reg. 232 247882

powered by PRIAM © 2020
Cookie Control
This site uses cookies to store information on your computer to enhance your browsing experience.