Weiwei Jin is a Chinese-Swedish composer, sound/multimedia artist, producer and pianist who creates works across the genres of concert music, contemporary dance, audio-visual installation, ﬁlm, animation and theatre. Inﬂuenced by her journey across several cultures, Weiwei often crafts her ideas by using decontextualized cultural elements.
She is currently based in the UK working towards a Ph.D in Music under the supervision of Prof. Simon Emmerson in Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester. Her research interests lie in opera with technology, interdisciplinary and inter/transmedial operatic practice. She holds masters degrees in Western Art Music Composition and Electroacoustic Composition (Royal College of Music in Stockholm), Film Music Composition (Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts), and certifications of Music Technologies and Sonology (IRCAM, Sibelius Academy and ESMUC).
Her music has been performed across Europe, Asia, North and South America, as well as broadcast by Swedish National Radio, Swedish National TV, Peruvian National Radio and Radio of Shanghai. She has collaborated with a variety of international artists and groups including Margaret Schedel (USA) at Harvestworks’ 2013/14 New Works Residency in New York, Dirty Electronics (John Richards) at IN-SONORA festival at The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, pianist Jingwen Tu (USA), dancer Karin Elmore (France), Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra (Växjö), Hägerstens Chamber Choir (Stockholm), Swedish Wind Ensemble. In 2013, she received funding from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee to collaborate with bassoonist Sebastian Stevensson (Danish National Symphony Orchestra) and pianist Asuka Nakamura (Japan).
Read Weiwei's blog for NMC here.
Photo: Stuart Leech