The Yuha Archive :: “SONICFOLIO SCORES” :: An Introduction— FIELD NOTES

Field work in Fukuoka, Itoshima

Hi, i’m Stanford Cheung! As a classical musician, composer, intermedia poet, composer and sound architect, my role as an artist has always been a dioramic study of people, places, and objects; more importantly, the functional transiency of life which gives art its meaning and similarly for the artist, a semantic world of expression. An artist is plunderphonics- living in the surreal but grasping the environment by the neck to what exists.

Idealistically, I am an artist standing between the intersections of music, sound, composition and poetry. My life as a concert pianist revolves around the values of structure, consistency, and discipline. In contrast, my life as an intermedia poet and sound artist is centered around freedom, spontaneity, and experimentation. At present, all four mediums inform the person that I am today; a human guided by curiosity, and a person never satisfied with the status quo. The unbounding curiosity that goes hand in hand between discipline vs freedom, structure vs experimentation, and consistency vs spontaneity imbues my creative personality with a temperament that is readily molding and open to change.

SONICFOLIO SCORES is a collection of graphic scores jointly produced by The Yuha Archive (Toronto), and The Operating System Liminal Lab (New York). From August 2021- August 2022, twelve graphic scores will be conceived. Each graphic score produced endeavors to introduce new alternatives to musical notation and interdisciplinary practice.

SONICFOLIO SCORES is a collection of graphic scores jointly produced by The Yuha Archive (Toronto), and The Operating System Liminal Lab (New York). From August 2021- August 2022, twelve graphic scores will be conceived. Each graphic score produced endeavors to introduce new alternatives to musical notation and interpretation.

SONICFOLIO SCORES is a collection of graphic scores jointly produced by The Yuha Archive (Toronto), and The Operating System Liminal Lab (New York). From August 2021- August 2022, twelve graphic scores will be conceived. Each graphic score produced endeavors to introduce new alternatives to musical notation and interpretation.

Every graphic score is also accompanied with a soundscape. These soundscapes are occasionally produced in careful collaboration with an invited guest artist. Together, we try to give a tangible expression to the graphic notations. Notable guest artists who have contributed include: Alinovsky, Erich Barganier, Nobuo Kubota, and Elæ Moss.

All scores will be archived both in print and online. For the online version, refer to Medium or The Yuha Archive. For the print version, stay tuned in 2023.

To stay up to date on the SONICSCORE Series: https://medium.com/the-operating-system/tagged/field-notes

All scores will be archived both in print and online. For the online version, refer to Medium or The Yuha Archive. For the print version, stay tuned in 2023.

To stay up to date on the SONICSCORE Series: https://medium.com/the-operating-system/tagged/field-notes

All scores will be archived both in print and online. For the online version, refer to Medium or The Yuha Archive. For the print version, stay tuned in 2023.

Stanford Cheung is a concert pianist, composer, imprvisor, intermedia poet, and sound artist from Toronto. A versatile collaborator, Stanford has worked with artists including the Honourable Elizabeth. A. Baker, Scott Hunter, Morgan Fisher, Steven J Fowler, Nobuo Kubota, Jordan A.Y Smith among others. Projects have resulted in cross-disciplinary creations and premieres that have been exhibited, at institutions including the Banff Centre for the Arts, 43rd Rhubarb Festival, Orpheus Institute Belgium, WinterSound Festival, the Kitakyushu Centre for Contemporary Arts, Tokyo Poetry Journal, The Film and Video Poetry Society, The University of Edinburgh and Osaka Universty. Stanford is presently a Doctoral student at the McGill University’s Schulich School of Music where his research is dedicated to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Async.” You can find him here: https://stanfordcheung.com

You can find him here: https://stanfordcheung.com/

The Yuha Archive: archiveyuha.com

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