Tze Yeung Ho (1992) is a Norwegian composer. He is an organiser and founder of OSLOFONI and a board member of the Periferien - nyMusikk Oslo concert series. He is also currently an Endringsagent (Impact Agent) for Music Norway and was recently named a member of the ECCO working group in ECSA (European Composers and Song- writers’ Alliance). Tze Yeung chaired the Norwegian chapter of the UNM (Ung Nordisk Musikk) festival between 2018 and 2021. Tze Yeung is a member of Nordic Noise, an inter-Nordic art collective in curatorial practices.
Tze Yeung’s music is created at the cross-roads of understanding, reflecting his multilingual upbringing. His works explore the territories of speech, translation in language, dramaturgy and poetics. Working with Scandinavian, Finno-Ugric and Chinese poetry and prose, his music treads on the fragile landscapes of (mis)communication through (un)spoken words. Close collaboration with living writers, storytellers and word-based artists is integral to his practice. His creations usually result in some form of music theatre.
Tze Yeung holds a PhD degree from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and a master’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music.
JOS SE HAIHTUISI SAVUNA
Smog, dust, haze, exhaust, dust, exhaust. Smoke is a sign of life for the urbanite who has forgotten that it rises as an omen for the critters in the wild.
The Finnish title jos se haihtuisi savuna translates to ‘if it would evaporate as smoke’ in English.