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Haotian Yu (born 1998 in Shanghai; lives and works in Berlin, Germany) is a Canadian composer. His music constructs formal systems from speculative analyses of traditional Chinese music and related social practices.

Haotian Yu studied at the HfMDK Frankfurt (with support from the DAAD Postgraduate Scholarship) and the Eastman School of Music, with Orm Finnendahl, Michael Reudenbach, Oliver Schneller, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, among others. He was artist in residence at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, from 2022-2023.

Also active in new music administration and curation, he is artistic director of the Beijing-based AIR contemporary music collective. He regularly publishes educational writing and media on new and/or Chinese music through AIR; other writing is published through SWR and Perspectives of New Music.

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