R. H.Y. YAU / action-concrete 190104 / 04:00 / 2004

Randy H.Y. Yau is a curator and sound artist who has been active in the sonic arts since 1993. His solo work is inspired by the
processes of musique concrete; but bored by its academic cliques, Yau creates what he calls "action-concrete". All compositions become incidents of collected actions - spontaneous vocalism, physicality, angst, raw materiality, and abject actionism - sounding experiences of both ultra-violence and absolute absurdity at its most base level. He has produced multiple solo and collaborative audio works and has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and recently in Peru and Australia. He
currently serves as Executive Director of 23five Incorporated, a non-profit sonic arts advocacy group based in San Francisco.