"The juxtaposition of the grotesque and the ethereal," "brutal," and "visceral and gritty" are among some audience descriptions for Tze Yeung's oeuvre. His interests in composition include the development of different forms of intra- and interpersonal symbolisms through quotations and the use of multilingual texts in theatrical works. His musical materials are often drawn from the enigmatic third space established in his upbringing between distant cultures of three continents.
Tze Yeung Ho (b. 1992) hails from Oslo, Norway and is identified as a 'Norwegian-Canadian composer of Cantonese descent residing in Estonia.' Tze Yeung represented Norway in the UNM (Ung Nordisk Musikk) festival of 2015 held in Helsinki, Finland, where his saxophone concerto 'ingest thrice, as prescribed;' received its premiere by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra (FI). He will represent Norway in the same festival again in 2018 with his chamber operetta in collaboration with writer Linda Gabrielsen, jeg gir faen i magnoliaen? in Bergen, Norway. He is the first prize recipient of Land's End Ensemble's 17th annual composition competition. Some highlighted activities include his participation as a resident artist in the PRAKSIS interdisciplinary arts program held in Oslo, a composer in the Fortellerfestival 2017 (Norwegian Storytelling Festival), collaboration with Norwegian dramaturge Marius Kolbenstvedt, and his involvement in an opera project with the Oslo National Art Academy (KHiO) at the Ultima Festival. Tze Yeung has also worked with an array of performers and artists in different facets, including the NyNorsk messingkvintett (NO), Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (NO), Elisabeth Hetherington (NL/CA), Matti Pulkki (FI), Caroline Hausen (DE), MolOt Ensemble (RU), Ukho Ensemble (UA), Heidi Dahlsveen (NO), Thirty Fingers Trio (LT), Honghong Zheng (NO/ZH), Decho Ensemble (US), Michael Bridge (CA) and so forth. A selection of Tze Yeung's scores are available at NB Noter, the new music publications of the Norwegian National Archives, and as well at the Canadian Music Centre (linked below). He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he holds a bachelor and a master degree respectively. Tze Yeung is currently completing his PhD studies in composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.