© Remy Siu
Remy Siu 蕭逸南 (b.1990) is a composer and new media artist based in Vancouver, BC (located on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations of the Coast Salish peoples). Recently, his work has involved the construction of automated and variable performance apparatuses that employ light, sound, software, and the body. He is interested in creating friction and stakes between the performer, the interface, and the system through the use of game mechanics and failure. His output spans chamber music, dance, theatre, installations, and audio-visual work. He actively creates with Hong Kong Exile, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Vicky Chow, Howie Tsui, Theatre Replacement, and others. His work has been presented at PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver), The Music Gallery (Toronto), Centre for New Music (San Francisco), Power Station of Art (Shanghai), Tai Kwun Contemporary (Hong Kong), Vancouver Art Gallery, MUTEK Montreal, artsdepot (London), MATA (New York) Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht), The International Symposium On Electronic Art, and more. Remy studied at Simon Fraser University Contemporary Arts with David MacIntyre, Owen Underhill, and Barry Truax. He has also studied with Rodney Sharman. He is currently the Co-Artistic Director of Hong Kong Exile, the Director and Manager at the Gold Saucer Studio, and Curator-in-Residence at Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong. During 2017-201X, he will be one of two Composers-in-Residence with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Canada). In 2019, he was nominated for the Gaudeamus Award.