Improvisational Music

Bill Hsu, Nelson Hiu, Ling Lee

May 18, 2002

Bill Hsu (徐晉旭) plays piano and works with electronics in performance. He has built software tools for synthesis and real-time performance. He is a member of the Beanbender's collective, which organized over 150 concerts of new music in the San Francisco Bay area. He has lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United States, and is currently based in San Francisco.

Nelson Hiu (邱立信), born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii, is a fourth generation descendant of Chinese and Japanese immigrants. His interest in music, improvisation and self-discovery began while a secondary school student during the tumultuous late 60's and early 70's. He studied ethno-musicology at the University of Hawaii and has supported himself primarily as a dance class accompanist. He currently plays an acoustic modified ye-hu (chinese coconut fiddle) and the dong-siu (vertical bamboo flute).

Ling Lee (李笑玲) is a dancer, choreographer and a vocalist. Ling has performed her work in Hong Kong, Macau, Hawaii, New York, Japan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Taipei, Berlin and Munich. She formed Uncarved Block, a new dance group, in 1996. She has released CDs with Dancing Stone and Yihk.