Born 1984 in Taipei/ Taiwan, I-lly is a composer, pianist, improviser and installation artist. She started her piano and cello studies at the age of five and ten. Besides the profound influences from her classical music studies, she has been researching and writing works comprising electronics, soundscape, video and sound installations. She is interested in creating works which could transmit the expression and emotion of musicality to touch the audience. She is focusing on making live installation on the stage these years, for searching different performance form and more possibilities between acoustic instrument and electronics.

EDUCATION

2014-2016

  • Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Master of Music, Live Electronics. Studied Live Electronics with Jos Zwaanenburg and Marcel Wierckx, Composition with Willem Jeths, Piano with Ralph van Raat.
  • Thesis:《Musicality and Objecthood: Audiovisuality by Physical means》thesis link

2008-2012  

  • National Taiwan Normal University, Master of Music, Composition. Studied composition with Ching-Wen Chao and  Ko Fang-Lung.
  • Thesis:Jonathan Harvey’s "Tombeau de Messiaen": An Analysis and an Inspired Personal Work

2003-2008  

  • National Taiwan University of Art, Bachelor, Piano. Studied piano with Wei-Ting Chen and composition with Sue-Ya Wang

2000-2003       

  •  Hsintien Senior High school, majored in piano, minored in violoncello and composition.

1997-2000       

  •  Chongching Junior High school, majored in violoncello and piano.

 

LIST OF WORK AND PERFORMANCE

2017

  • Mourning for Fukushima (2017) 15', three consecutive short piano pieces with transducer- installed piano, performed in Huis de Pinto in Amsterdam

  • Touche Nature (2017) 10', for four percussionists with four loudspeakers and water bowls, premiered in Lausanne in Le Bourg by We Spoke Percussion Group

  • UNI- (2015)  15', for Sho, Recorder, Live electronics and Image, performed in ICMC 2017, He Luting Concert Hall in Shanghai Conservatory

  • Submerged in Silence (2013) 9', for piano, live electronics and image, performed  in ISCM 2017, in Vancouver Playhouse by Megumi Masaki

  • Subtlety (2017) 10', for prepared Zheng, live electronics and light, premiere in Ya Song Concert Hall in Taipei by Ming-Chin Kuo

2016

·         Kodama (2016) 9', for shakuhachi and live electronics, premiered in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ by Harrie Starreveld

·         Submerged in Silence (2013) 9', for piano, live electronics and image, performed in International Computer Music Conference, in Tivolivredenburg Utrecht

·         Within a Tranquil Space (2016) 7’, for shakuhachi, duduk, sho, sheng, guzheng and guqin, premiered in Conservatorium van Amsterdam by Atlas ensemble video

·         Yours Mine (2016) 10’, for open solo instrument, voice and flexible tape, premiered in Gaudeamus Academy, Muziekhuis Utrecht, by Wiek Hijmans

·         Touch (2016) 10’, for four water installations/ percussionist, try out in Darmstadt, Lichentberg Schule, by We Spoke percussion group

·         Ceasing Time (2016) 10’, for cello and live electronics, premiered in Splendor Amsterdam

·         The Sensation of Reality (2016) 20’, double concerto for sho, recorder and live electronics, premiered in Conservatorium van Amsterdam

·         Waves (2016) 6’, for four open instrument, premiered in Conservatorium van Amsterdam

·         Piano Etude I - V (2015- 2016), for piano solo and live electronics

2015

·         UNTITLED (2015)  9', for soprano saxophone, live electronics and tape, premiered in Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Het Bethaniënklooster.

·         ._. (2015) 9', for Harpsichord and Live electronics, for Machiko Suto.

·         UNI- (2015)  15', for Sho, Recorder, Live electronics and Image, performed in Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

·         ECHO-Sand (2015) Sound Installation work with Piano and Live electronics, performed in Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

·         ECHO-Light (2015) Sound Installation work with Objects, Violin, Soprano and Live electronics, performed  in Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Studio MAPA Nederland.

2014

·         Personal piano recital at Cité internationale des Arts. http://citedesarts.pagesperso-orange.fr/Concerts/002014/21-07-14-concert-kocamangil-cheng.htm

·         Nix (2013) 5', for piano, live electronics, performed in Blue Note at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam

2013

·         Submerged in silence (2013) 9', for piano, electronics and image, performed in National Concert Hall of Taiwan.

2012

·         Shan (2012) 7'30, for four traditional Chinese instruments, performed in National Concert Hall of Taiwan. Third prize winner of the Composition Competition of Chai Found Traditional Music Workshop.

·         Melt (2012) 10', for Guzheng and Electronics, performed in the concert hall of National Taiwan University of Art

2011

·         Heterochromatic Dream (2011) 5', for soprano, piano and electronics, selected as vocal piece in 2010-2011, sponsored by National Theater/ Concert Hall of Taiwan.

·         Into Strings (2009) 5', electronics, The Concert of the Sound Exchange, in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

·         SDINGUHOTS (2011), video, in collaboration with Lo Sheng-Wen and Chen Wei-An, in Treasure Hill International Artist Village.

·         Dark, Light (2010)10', for string quartet, in National Theater Concert Hall of Taiwan.

·         Kaleidoscope Project(1) (2011), interactive sound/optics installation, in National Taiwan University.

2010

·         Dark, Light (2010)10', for string quartet, won first prize at the Fine Arts Creation Award held by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.

·         Into Strings (2009) 5', electronics, has received high recognition at the International Rostrum of Composer 2010.

2009

·         Superimpose (2009)7', for soprano, percussion and electronics, received honorable mention at the Fine Arts Creation Award held by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.

·         Interpenetration (2009) 10', for solo piano, performed in the concert hall of National Taiwan University of Art

 

EXPERIENCE

2016

·         Selected Composer for working with Darmstadt resident ensemble "We Spoke" percussion group, and coaching by Simon Steen-Andersen 

·         Atlas Ensemble Lab active participant

·         Gaudeamus Academy active participant

2015

·        Summer academy of Moving Academy for Performing Arts in Netherlands 

2014

·         Resident composer at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, from April to July

2013                

·         Professor of Computer Music in Chunguy Institute of Technology in Taiwan

2009~2014      

·         Music Theory Teacher in Chongching Junior High school.

2008-2009                   

·         Teaching Assistant of Professor Ko Fang-Lung in National Taiwan Normal University

 

AWARD

·         Shan (2012) 7'30, for four traditional Chinese instruments, performed in National Concert Hall of Taiwan. Third prize winner of the Composition Competition of Chai Found Traditional Music Workshop.

·         Heterochromatic Dream (2011) 5', for soprano, piano and electronics, selected as vocal piece in 2010-2011, sponsored by National Theater/ Concert Hall of Taiwan.

·         Dark, Light (2010)10', for string quartet, won first prize at the Fine Arts Creation Award held by the Taiwan Ministry of Education

·         Into Strings (2009) 5', electronics, Digital Art Festival Taipei, nominat