Kezia Yap is an Australian, Tokyo-based composer who specialises in acoustic chamber, and mixed music a medium combining live acoustic instrumental performance with electronic elements. Her music has been described as “full of unexpected light,” as it aims to combine a sense of energy and organic interaction between the sound, space, performers and audience. Her work centres around an exploration of timbre and space, and the way these elements can be extended through the inclusion of electronics.
In recent years, she has been commissioned by various ensembles and performers including Petrichor Sax, Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, Dan Thorpe and Richard Narroway, and taken part in New Music festivals and residencies around the world including Connecticut Summerfest, and ATM in Seoul in 2017, and more recently, the Madeira Residency and June in Buffalo in 2018. Her music has been premiered and performed around Australia, as well as around the US, Europe and Asia, broadcasted on ABC Classic FM, Fine Music 102.5, and she has been a featured composer on the Making Waves new music playlist.