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Raymond Yiu is a Hong-Kong born, London-based composer, jazz pianist, conductor and writer on music. Originally trained as an engineer, Yiu was self-taught as a composer until he undertook his DMus under the auspice of Julian Anderson at Guildhall in 2009. His debut album The World Was Once All Miracle showcases his talent with three identity-exploring works informed by his time at Guildhall.
- How to get your foot on the ladder as a self-trained composer
- Why he won’t be getting a publisher any time soon
- Why Raymond never wrote the Cantonese pop songs that inspired him so much
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Links and Show Notes
Raymond Yiu: The World Was Once All Miracle out now on CD (with great liner notes)
Lontano ensemble directed by Odaline de la Martinez
- North West Wind recording
- Raymond with Odaline de la Martinez’
- Raymond with Lukas Foss
- No Dice’s latest spoken word gig
- Joe Hisaishi of Studio Ghibli scoring fame (I said his name wrong)
- Benetton’s ad with an image of David _Kirkby_