Haotian Yu is a Canadian composer working in Berlin. His music, extending Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of minor literature to sonic and performative contexts, conjectures on the possibility of a “minor music,” constructing formal systems from speculative analyses of traditional Chinese music and related social practices.
In 2023 he is artist-in-residence at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin as a recipient of the Berlin fellowship.
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 is artistic director of the Beijing-based AIR contemporary music collective. He regularly publishes writing on new music through AIR; other writing is published through SWR and Perspectives of New Music.
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