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Brief Bio 

HUI, Tak-Cheung is a Hong Kong-born composer. Over the course of his career, Hui has been awarded numerous prizes include 1st prize in 38th Irino Prize, Chaosflöte Commission Competition 2019, Est Ovest Festival Call for Score 2018, Flex Ensemble Commission Competition 2017, Leibniz Harmonien International Composition Competition 2016, ACC International Composition Competition 2016 and Atlas Ensemble Composition Competition 2014. His works have performed in different festivals by professional ensembles include 10/10 Ensemble at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Ensemble Recherche at the Spotted Hong Kong, MDI Ensemble at the Composit New Music Festival, New European Ensemble at the 02022020 Festival, Nieuw Ensemble at the Gadeaumus Muziekweek, TAK Ensemble at the Delian Academy, and TIMF Ensemble at the Goethe Institut Asian Composers’ Showcase. His works have been recorded by the BBC and published by Huddersfield Contemporary Record and Hove Record. 

Hui started self-learning guitar and played in a rock band before he started his formal education of music at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He completed his masters’ degree in Composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam and received his DMA from Boston University. During his academic years, he was awarded numerous grants and fellowships such as the Heng Seng Bank Scholarship and The Lions Music Foundation Scholarship, Boston University Center of New music fellowship, Kahn Career Entry Award, and Design Trust Seed Grant. In 2017-18, he pursued a further degree at IRCAM Cursus under the support of Boston University Research Grants. He is currently teaching at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, National Taiwan Normal University and Tunghai University.

In his recent works, he often cooperates with artists and scholars in different disciplines, employs immersive and spatial audio, physical model sound synthesis other music technologies to reconstruct the present and past soundscape with human voice, musical instruments, and electroacoustics, telling tales and stories of different eras and regions through sound.

 

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作曲家許德彰出生於香港,現頻繁穿梭於香港、臺灣、歐洲三地。其作品曾於第三十八屆入野賞、Chaosflöte Commission Competition 2019、Flex Ensemble Commission Competiton 2017、Leibniz Harmonien International Composition Competition 2016、ACC International Composition Competition 2016、2014 Atlas Ensemble Composer’s Competition、Est Ovest Festival Call for Score 等國際作曲比賽中獲得首獎。

許德彰曾受利物浦皇家管弦樂團、義大利MDI樂團、Eutopia 樂團、德國 Flex 樂團、韓國TIMF樂團、荷蘭新樂團、Looptail樂團、New European 樂團、荷蘭高地雅慕斯音樂節 (Gaudeamus Muziekweek)、美國Null-State等專業樂團、獨奏家、音樂節委約創作室內樂或多媒體作品。作品曾獲選於英國哈德斯菲德當代音樂節(HCMF)、法國Manifest音樂節、荷蘭高地雅慕斯音樂節、阿姆斯特丹作曲家音樂節、古巴夏灣那現代音樂節、丹麥Suså現代音樂節、韓國統營國際音樂節(TIMF)、光州亞洲文化中心藝術節及20200202音樂節等國際音樂節中演出。曾合作的專業樂團包括美國JACK 弦樂四重奏、TAK 樂團、 Splinter Reeds、德國Recerche 樂團、 DasNeue 樂團等。

許德彰先後於香港演藝學院及阿姆斯特丹音樂學院完成學士及碩士學位。及後於波士頓大學取得博士學位。並於2017-18年間在波士頓大學藝術硏究補助支持下往法國國立聲響研究中心(IRCAM)研究電子音樂。在學其間曾獲得 Kahn Career Entry Award、波士頓大學音樂學院獎、波士頓新音樂中心獎學金、恒生銀行獎學金及獅子會音樂獎學金等獎項與獎學金。許德彰現為任教於東海大學、國立臺灣師範大學、香港演藝學院。

在近期的作品中,許德彰多與不同領域的藝術家及學者合作,實踐將音樂研究與3D 空間聲響模型、物理模型聲音合成、沉浸式音響等不同音樂科技結合,以人聲、樂器和電聲重建過去到今天的聲響世界, 以聲音述說一個個不同年代與區域的故事。

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