Roz Yuen is an Australian Berlin-based Vocalist, Composer and Music Producer known for her downtempo electronic music that fuse pop music sensibilities with experimental sound design. However, her passion for pushing boundaries has seen her release music that spans a range of genres drawing inspiration from Yé-yé 60s French pop to trip-hop Tracks from her album ‘Tiny Goddess’ (2011, Green/MGM) were featured on popular Australian television programmes: Offspring; Underbelly: The Golden Mile and Crownies.
In 2018, she released ‘Feel so Good’ (EP) exploring the theme of intimacy. Yuen’s single ‘Confession’ from the EP premiered on Germany's leading print/online indie magazine for music, art and fashion, Kaltblut Magazine. She subsequently released singles ‘Lullaby’ (2019) and ‘Train’ (2020). Lullaby is an ambient drone track inspired by the ‘Sleep rave’ scene in Berlin and was recorded on a Moog System 55 Modular Synth at the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio. Train is a track that uses field recordings recorded by Yuen capturing the sounds she heard whilst riding on trains in Singapore. The track's droney synthesisers that swell and retract beneath light electronics, doorbell-esque samples and breathy choral qualities has seen it draw comparisons with ambient masterpiece, Brian Eno's Music for Airports (The Most Radicalist).
Yuen has also collaborated on multidisciplinary projects with dancers, video artists, musical instrument makers and fashion designers from all around the world. During the Covid-19 lockdown in May 2020, Yuen collaborated with British composer, sound artist and instrument maker, Andrew Hockey, on a site-specific sound and video installation inspired by Alvin Lucier’s work, Sitting in a room. Their installation was recorded in their joint recording studio in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg and streamed online for a 24 hour art exhibit event, 1 Day Without Humans.
Her latest offering is a new dreamy and emotional single ‘Close to Me’, which will be released in November 2020 alongside a live performance video. Yuen captivates her audience with soulful vocals, honest lyricism and rich texture soundscapes. As a performer, she uses customised analog and digital devices, which are reactive to her performative gestures, movement and live vocals. Authentic self-expression and emotional resonance are the heart of all work she creates.
Yuen moved to Berlin in 2017 after receiving an arts grant from the Ian Potter Cultural Institute (Australia) for her to complete studies in Music Production and Sound Engineering. In 2020/21, she will embark on a new album and interactive media project with the support of funding from Musikfonds eV (Germany).
- Close to Me (Single, 2020)
- Train (Single, 2020)
- Lullaby (Single, 2019)
- Feel so good (EP, 2018)
- Confession (Single, 2018)
- Slow Ending - (Single, 2017, collaborative track with Super Magic Hats on his album Wish released on Tokyo label, PROGRESSIVE F0rM) *
- Tiny Goddess - (Album, 2011, GREEN/MGM). Songs from the album were featured on Australian Television programs; Offspring, Underbelly: the Golden Mile and Crownies.*
- Garden (EP, 2009, GREEN/MGM)*
* Released under 'Rosaline Yuen'