Byron Au Yong

Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation dedicated to intercultural collaboration and the places people call home. Works include Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas (Bumbershoot Festival of the Arts), Occupy Orchestra 無量園 Infinity Garden (Chicago Composers Orchestra), Piano Concerto–Houston (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts), Stuck Elevator (American Conservatory Theatre), and YIJU 移居 (Jack Straw New Media Gallery).

Au Yong has been artist-in-residence with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Montalvo Arts Center, Rutgers University Center for Migration & the Global City, Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Virginia Tech Center for the Arts, Westminster Choir College, and Yale Institute for Music Theatre. Honors include a Creative Capital Award and Time Warner Foundation Fellowship.

Artist Support Program 2009

New Media Gallery 2008-09 (with Randy Moss): Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas

New Media Gallery 2004-05: Yiju: Songs of Dislocation

Artist Support Program 1997


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Byron Au Yong - Kidnapping Water Bottled Operas

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Sound Clips
  • A Bridge Home: Music in the lives of Asian Pacific Americans
    A Bridge Home: Nature Boyz – E Le Lei O Mea Uma
  • Byron Au Yong - Pomelo
  • Byron Au Yong - Daughter
  • Byron Au Yong - Kidnapping Water Bottled Operas
    Byron Au Yong - I Am Felled
  • Byron Au Yong - Kidnapping Water Bottled Operas
    Jack Straw New Media Gallery interview: Byron Au Yong
Recent Posts
Announcing Summit Sound, a public audio gallery at the Seattle Convention Center

December 19, 2023

Jack Straw is thrilled to announce Summit Sound, an audio gallery at the new Seattle Convention Center Summit Building on Pine St. Summit Sound was envisioned by the SCC Art Program as “an outdoor space where residents and visitors can immerse themselves in one of our region’s revered creative disciplines–sound.” As the new home to […]

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Announcing Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series

June 4, 2021

The Henry Art Gallery and Jack Straw Cultural Center have partnered to commission a three-part series of audio artworks, to be released free and online throughout the summer of 2021. The participating artists in Sonolocations were invited to consider the theme of place, and its unique resonance throughout the pandemic, to offer directed sonic experiences […]

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Sonolocations logo: abstracted mountain with the words Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series, Henry Art Gallery and Jack Straw Cultural Center

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