Lydia Ayers

And if there come the singers and the dancers and the flute players, buy of their gifts also, for that which they bring, though fashioned of dreams, is food and raiment for your soul. — Khalil Gibran

Compositions Lydia Ayers is a Hong Kong-based composer who plays flutes from a variety of cultural traditions. She has worked with extended vocal and woodwind techniques, including quarter tones, multiphonics and other unusual flute timbres. She is creating native American, Australian, Chinese and Indonesian computer music designs. She has extensively researched and composed with microtonal tuning systems, especially unlimited just intonation. She also uses a 75-tone Indian/Partch scale on the Woodstock Gamelan, a tubular percussion instrument built to her specifications by Woodstock Percussion. She has modeled the Woodstock Gamelan and other gamelan instruments using Csound, and authored Cooking with Csound: Woodwind and Brass Recipes, a CD-ROM package which gives synthesis designs for wind instruments. She has played gamelan at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University.
Biographical Information
Academic Research, including CV and Publications

Virtual Gamelan CD
on Albany Records
PERFORMANCE on 24 October by
City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
of Pearls Performance by
The Da Capo Chamber Players