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Yahuveh

The piece YAHUVEH is the first movement of my composition for chamber ensemble and electroacoustic music, which is entitled Trinity. The piece Trinity is inspired by the basic triune principles of traditional Christianity: three persons, one body. The three movements convey the ideas of the Father who generates, the Son who is begotten, and the Holy Spirit who proceeds, respectively.

The first movement, YAHUVEH, written for two percussionists and electroacoustics, depicts God’s creation of light and darkness. In Scripture, God is characterized as light, which gives us direction and eliminates darkness. Musically, I symbolize the dark and light motives by employing different timbres and registral ranges from different percussion instruments. The characteristics of the “light” motive contrast those of the “dark” motive. “Dark” is fragmentary and slow paced; “Light” is fast paced, has more rhythmic drive, and regular rhythmic activity. In the electroacoustic part, all the electronic sounds are from pre-recorded percussion sounds that are digitally manipulated in various software. YAHUVEH is the Hebrew Sacred name which honored and anointed the Father of Jesus.

Composer(s):

Kuei-Fan Lin    
United States

Kuei-Fan Lin is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music exploring a variety of timbres from extended instrumental techniques and sonic sound worlds. She received degrees from National Taipei University of Education in Taiwan (B.A. and M.M. in music composition and theory), and The University of Arizona (D.M.A. in music composition). She studied music composition with Yu-Chung Tseng and Craig Walsh. She has received numerous prizes, among them: Second Prize for the 8th MUSICACOUSTICA (2011), Third Prize for the 6th Taiwan Computer Music Competition (2010), Third Prize and Mention Award for the 4th MUSICACOUSTICA (2007), and Mention Award for National On-line Arts Creativity Composition (2007). Her pieces have also been selected from the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference (2015, 2014, 2012), the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (2014, 2013), , the 6th International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition and Visual-musicthe of Foundation Destellos (2013), Electronic Music Midwest (EMM) (2012), and the 3rd Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Electronic Music Week (2011). Her pieces were the finalists of the 8th &10th International Composition Competition "Città di Udine", and have been selected to be included in the CD of the competition dedicated to electro-acoustic compositions (8th &10th Editions).

 

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