MAK Clarence 麥偉鑄

 

Clarence Mak was born in Hong Kong.  After graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Pennsylvania State University in USA, he returned to Hong Kong with his master degree, as a free-lance composer giving talks and workshops in arts institutes and organizations.  He joined the music Faculty of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, teaching composition, electronic music and theory, studied music programming at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, and was invited to be the visiting artist at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and the teaching professor in the International Summer Course in Monthureux Le Sec in France.   Mak is a founding member of the Academy Electronic Music Studio.

 

His compositions have been featured in concerts locally and internationally, such as Contemporary Music Festival in London, the International Computer Music Symposium in Taiwan, ISCM New Music Festivals in Romania and Hong Kong, ICMC Computer Music Festival in Beijing and Hong Kong, Electronic Music Festival in USA, Percussion Music Festival in Germany, and ACL Music Festivals.

 

Mak was the secretary, the treasurer, and Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Composers' Guild from 1987 to 2008 respectively and now is the council director.  He has been invited to be the adjudicator for international composers’ competitions, and the chief delegate to present Hong Kong composers' works in the Asian-Pacific Music Festivals, the International Rostrums, and the ISCM Festivals.

 

Clarence Mak is currently Head of Composition and Electronic Music at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

 

麥偉鑄出生於香港。畢業於香港中文大學和美國賓夕法尼亞州立大學,獲碩士學位後回港,以自由職業作曲家身份到多個院校及藝術機構講學和舉辦創意音樂工作坊。其後受聘於香港演藝學院,教授作曲、電子音樂和理論。曾多次到史丹福大學電腦音樂中心(CCRMA)研究音樂程式編寫及聲響學,並獲密蘇里大學堪薩斯城音樂學院邀請為訪問藝術家,及於法國索恩皮尼勒塞克國際夏日音樂營教授作曲。於1990年創辦了香港演藝學院的電子音樂室。

 

作品常發表於本地和海外的音樂會、音樂節、和研討會。於1987至2008年間分別曾任香港作曲家聯會秘書、司庫和副主席,現為理事,推廣音樂創作。多次獲邀擔任國際作曲家比賽評判、國際電腦音樂會議的選曲委員、及代表香港出席亞太音樂節、國際現代音樂節、國際作曲家會議。

 

麥氏現任香港演藝學院作曲及電子音樂系主任。

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