Yu-Chung Tseng,Composr, Committee Chair of Sound and Music Innovative Technology Master Program; Professor of Electronic Music Composition at Music Institute of National Chiao Tung University. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of North Texas(1998),where he studied composition and computer music with Phil Winsor,Larry Austin and J.C.Nelson. He is member of ICMA and founding member of TCMA in Taiwan.
His music, written for both acoustic and electronic media, has been recognized with selection/awards from the Taiwan National Culture Planning Council Music Competition Prize(1989), UNT Computer Music Competition(2nd Prize/1996), Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (Selected work/1998/1999/2005), Pierre Schaeffer International Computer Music Competition(1st Prize/2003,3rd Prize/2007), Città di Udine International Contemporary Music Competition(Special Mention of Jury/ 2003, Winning work/2006), MUSICA NOVA International Electroacoustic Music Competition (Finalist/2004/2005/2007,Honary Mention award/2009,1st Prize/2010), Metamorphoses International Competition of Acousmatic Composition (Finalist/2006/2008/2010), ICMC2012 and 2015 Asia-Oceania Regional Composition Award-best music submission.
Mr. Tseng's works have also received many performances at festivals and conferences including International Computer Music Conference(China, Cuba, U.S.A., Singapore, North Ireland, Montreal), Beijing International Electroacoustic Music Festival, Korean Soul International Computer Music Festival, SEAMUS National Conference, Shanghai International Electroacoustic Music Festival, Dusseldorf Schumann Festival, UCM New Music Festival, Tokyo Asian Digital Music Festival, Prague Musica Nova, Brussels Metamorphoses. He also received many composition commissions from National Foundation of Arts, National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Taipei Dance Circle, SuccPerc, National Taiwan Arts Education Center, Council Hakka Affairs, and performers.
His music can be heard on Selected Electroacoustic Music of Yu-chung Tseng (ISCM-Taiwan), CDCM Vol.28(U.S.A.), WOCMAT2006/2007/2009(TCMA), Discontact iii(Canada), Pescara 2004, Contemporanea 2006(Taukay, It.), Metamorphoses labels 2006/ 2008/2010(Belgium), SEAMUS 25th Anniversary CD(USA), KECD2 (Demark), Musica Nova 2009/2010 prize-winning CD(Czech) , ICMC 2011 DVD and ICMC 2015 CD.
Recent years he found his interests in NIME-integrating various technologies including sensors, leap motion, myo, laptop, self-designed wearable device and controllers with Max/MSP, Live, Spat…software as new interface musical expression for both individual and ensemble performing purposes . He founded the first laptop orchestra-CLOrk(Chiao-tung Laptop Orchestra) at National Chiao-tung university in Taiwan.