RTV talks with C. Spencer Yeh as he showcases a series of new works including a portrait of his longtime collaborator, Nate Wooley, as well as a new work for piano and electronics.
Yeh discusses his latest compositions, collaborations, thoughts on being or not being a “musician,” and of course the eternal RTV question “WHY MAKE MUSIC?” (or any kind of art for that matter).
Performance date: 06/03/2013
Episode release date: 09/19/2013
Spencer Yeh, born in Taipei, Taiwan, studied film at Northwestern University, repped in Cincinnati, OH for many years, and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally introduced and developed in an auto-didactic musical practice, Yeh creates music that has become increasingly interdisciplinary by incorporating his background in video and other media. As an improviser, Yeh is focused on developing a personal vocabulary using violin, voice, and electronics. In compositional modes, Yeh works with all aspects physically, visually, conceptually, and aurally available. He is concerned not only with the sensual, but the gestural as well. Recognized for his musical projects, Burning Star Core and CS Yeh, as well as many other individual and collaborative activities, Yeh has performed and presented work internationally in a wide spectrum of venues and situations.