Lee Cheng

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Biography

Lee CHENG is an interdisciplinary artist-teacher and researcher. His research and artistic interest interdisciplinarize music, multi-media, technology, and education. His works have been featured as part of, amongst others, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), World Stage Design, and Mana Contemporary Chicago; his research articles have been published by top-ranked journals including Technology, Pedagogy and Education, Journal of Knowledge Management, and Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.

Cheng graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Systems) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science), and The Education University of Hong Kong with a Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary Studies - Technology in Music Education). He attained the London Trinity College LTCL for flute (Distinction) and LMusTCL (Distinction) in 2013 and 2011. He is currently working as a Lecturer II of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at The Education University of Hong Kong, also serving as the director of EdUHK iLOrk, a laptop orchestra and mobile device ensemble (www.ilork.com). He is currently serving as the Convenor of the Music Technology Special Interest Group, International Society for Music Education (ISME).

鄭重言是一位跨學科藝術家教師及學者,其藝術及研究範疇跨越音樂、多媒體、科技及教育等學科,作品及學術論文曾於多個國際藝術展覽、研討會、期刊等發表。鄭氏畢業於香港大學及香港教育大學,獲頒工商管理學士(資訊科技)、工程學士(電腦科學)學位及哲學博士學位(科技及音樂教育) ,亦於 2013 年及 2011 年考獲聖三一音樂學院長笛高級演奏文憑(LTCL)及音樂理論高級文憑(LMusTCL)並取得優異(Distinction)成績。鄭氏現於香港教育大學文化與創意藝術學系任職二級講師,為數碼藝術創作及表演團隊 iLOrk 的總監,亦於國際音樂教育協會(ISME)擔任音樂科技小組的召集人。

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CV

Education


2018 - 2020
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Master of Law (Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law)

2016 - 2018
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Professional & Vocational Education)

2010 - 2013
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary Studies - Technology in Music Education)

2009 - 2010
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Sciences)

2005 - 2009
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Systems)


Qualification


2014
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
DipABRSM (Principles of Instrumental Teaching - Flute)

2013
Trinity College London
Licentiate Diploma in Recital in Flute [Distinction]

2011
Trinity College London
Licentiate Diploma in Music Theory, Criticism & Literature [Distinction]


Journal Publication


Cheng, L. (2018). Musical competency development in laptop ensemble. Research Studies in Music Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1321103X18773804

Cheng, L., & Leong, S. (2017). Educational affordances and learning design in music software development. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 26 (4), 395-407. https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2016.1267037

Cheng, L., & Leong, S. (2017). Knowledge management ecological approach: A cross-discipline case study. Journal of Knowledge Management, 21 (4), 839-856. https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-11-2016-0492

Leong, S., & Cheng, L. (2014). Effects of real-time visual feedback on pre-service teachers’ singing. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 30 (3), 285-296. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12046


Proceedings / Book Chapter / Featured Article


Cheng, L. (in press). Teaching live coding of electronic dance music: A case study. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture.

Cheng, L. (2018). Digital ensemble skills in a laptop orchestra. In Park, T. H., & Ahn, D.-J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 44th International Computer Music Conference (pp. 267-270). San Francisco, CA: International Computer Music Association.

Leung, B. W., Mok, M. M. C., Kuo, B.-C., Liu, Z.-Y., Lam, S. M., Ng, G. W. T., Cheng, L., Ma, K. H. H., & Choi, T. W. (2018). An assessment of learning Cantonese opera movement in Hong Kong: Application of the computerised kinetic chain assessment and learning system. K. J. Kennedy, & J. C. K. Lee (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook on Schools and Schooling in Asia (pp. 220-233). London, UK: Routledge.

Cheng, L. (2017). Multimedia performance installation with virtual reality. In Proceedings of the 43rd International Computer Music Conference (pp. 347-350). Shanghai, China: Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Cheng, L. (2016). Digital musicianship training for classically trained music students in a laptop orchestra. In O.T. Leino (Ed.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art (pp. 40-43). Hong Kong, China: School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.


Paper Presentation / Conference Workshop / Artist Talk / Poster


Cheng, L. (2018, December). Ways of seeing: Immersive video production project. Paper presented at the InSEA Asia Regional Congress Hong Kong 2018 & 7th World Chinese Art Education Symposium, Hong Kong, China.

Cheng, L. (2018, July). Music teachers’ readiness to teach senior secondary music curriculum in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 33th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Cheng, L. (2018, July). STEM/STEAM initiatives in undergraduate music education. Paper presented at the 33th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Lam, C. Y., Cheng, L. (2018, July). Landscape-Soundscape: Deep listening and improvisation in music classroom. Workshop presented at the 33th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Cheng, L. (2017, July). Teaching electronic dance music with live coding: A pedagogical approach. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, Hong Kong, China.

Cheng, L. (2017, July). Interdisciplinary music and media performance with virtual reality (VR). Workshop presented at the 11th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Melaka, Malaysia.

Cheng, L., & Leung, B. W. (2017, July). Engagement in the appreciation of Cantonese opera through virtual reality (VR). Paper presented at the 11th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Melaka, Malaysia.

Cheng, L. (2017, June). Interdisclinarizing sound, music, and virtual reality for a multimedia performance. Paper presented at the Innovation in Performing Arts Education Symposium 2017, Hong Kong, China.

Cheng, L., & Lam, C. Y. (2017, February). iLOrk: Digital musicianship and ensembleship training. Paper presented at the 21st Century Music Practice Research Network Study Day: Performing with Technology, London, UK.

Cheng, L. (2016, December). Electronic music ensemble for digital musicianship training. Paper presented at the Creative Arts in Tertiary Education Roundtable 2016: An Inter-tertiary Symposium on Creative Arts Education in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Cheng, L. (2016, July). i-Orchestra – A mobile app for orchestral simulation and ensemble skills development. Workshop presented at the 32nd International Society for Music Education World Conference, Glasgow, UK.

Wong, W. Y. P., So, M. C. A., & Cheng, L. (2016, July). Learner autonomy in music performances and practices. Poster presented at the 32nd International Society for Music Education World Conference, Glasgow, UK.

Cheng, L. (2016, May). Digital musicianship training for classically trained music students in a laptop orchestra. Paper presented at the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Hong Kong, China.

Cheng, L. (2016, May). One and Three Launchpads. Artist talk presented at the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Hong Kong, China.

Cheng, L. (2015, July). Laptop ensemble for ensemble skills development. Paper presented at the 10th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Hong Kong, China.

Cheng, L., & Leong, S. (2014, September). Interdisciplinary research in arts education: Insights from a research study in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the International Perspectives of Research in Arts Education - Second Workshop, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Cheng, L., & Leong, S. (2012, July). Implementation and expectations of music software from Hong Kong music teachers’ pedagogical perspective. Paper presented at the 30th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Cheng, L. (2012, June). Virtual orchestra as ensemble skills development for undergraduate piano majors. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Summer School & Research Conference 2012, Macau, China.

Cheng, L. (2012, February). Rethinking of technology in humanity: Are we using the right tool? Paper presented at the Culture and Identity in Times of Change Conference, Macau, China.

Cheng, L. (2010, March). An algorithm for piano pedagogy through MIDI protocol and computer software. Paper presented at the Centre for Information Technology in Education Research Symposium 2010, Hong Kong, China.


Software Production


i-Orchestra iOS app for iPad/iPhone


Funded Project


2018
Teaching Development Grant (TDG), EdUHK
Principal Project Supervisor, STEAM Education: Virtual Reality, Creative Coding, and Interactive Design

2018
Teaching Development Grant (TDG), EdUHK
Co-Supervisor, Enhancing Learner Autonomy through Teacher Curatorship on an Online Learning Platform in Appreciating Hong Kong’s Cultural Heritage

2017
Visual Arts Education and Community Development Project (VAECD), CCA, EdUHK
Project Leader, Ways of Seeing: Immersive Video Production of Local Communities

2016
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, EdUHK
PIC of the sub-project, Immersive Video adopting Cantonese Opera in the form of Virtual Reality (VR)
Co-Investigator, Cantonese Opera: Transmission for Sustainability in Hong Kong


Funded Artist Project Participation / Artist-in-residence


2017
Sonic Transmission Exchange Project, Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong
Sound Artist

2017
Chinese International School, Hong Kong
Artist-in-residence

2016
Jockey Club Community Performing Arts Biennale, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation
Artist Incubator


Scholarship & Award


2013
HKSAR Government
HKSAR Talent Development Scholarship

2010
Department of Computer Science, HKU
2nd runner-up of Final Year Project Competition


Teaching Experience (Tertiary)


2011 - 2019 The Education University of Hong Kong
Virtual Reality & Immersive Space in Practice
Performance & Technology
Introduction to Music Technology
Phenomenon of Music in the 20th Century
Communication and Performance Practices
Materials and Techniques of Music I
Music in Western Civilization
Phenomenon of Music in Classical & Romantic Era
On Becoming a Cultured and Artistic Person

General Education Consolidation Course
General Education Foundation Course
Creative Musiking

2016 - 2017 School for Higher and Professional Education
Advanced Performance

2015 - 2017 Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
Computer Music
Computer Programming


Teaching Experience (Secondary & Extra-curriculum)


2017
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) Music
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

2014 - 2015
Trinity Guildhall LMusTCL Theory Course
Community Arts and Sports School, Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, HKIEd

2012 - 2014
Trinity Guildhall AMusTCL Theory Course
Community Arts and Sports School, Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, HKIEd


Organized Immersion Programme


3-10 August 2018
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, EdUHK
Immersion Programme for International Computer Music Conference (Daegu, Korea)

11-21 June 2018
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, EdUHK
Regional Summer Institute (Auckland, New Zealand)


Working Experience


August 2017 - Present
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, EdUHK
(Full-time) Lecturer II

September 2017 - August 2018
School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), VTC
(Part-time) Lecturer

January 2015 - August 2018
Faculty of Science and Technology, THEi
(Part-time) Lecturer

May 2017 - Present
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Wong Fut Nam College
(Part-time) DSE Music Teacher

July 2014 - July 2017
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, EdUHK
(Full-time) Post-doctoral Fellow

March 2014 - June 2014
President's Office, HKIEd
(Full-time) Research Assistant

May 2008 - August 2008
Love Da Records
(Summer Intern) IT Trainee

February 2007 - December 2007
Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) (Education Unit)
(Part-time) Production Assistant

July 2007 - August 2007
Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH)
(Summer Job) Project Assistant


Administrative Experience


2013 - 2014
Northcote Hall, HKIEd
Hall Tutor

2013 - 2014
Student Affairs Committee, HKIEd
Postgraduate Student Representative

2013 - 2014
Academic Board, HKIEd
Postgraduate Student Representative

2008 - 2009
Hong Kong University Students’ Union Council
Honorary Secretary

2007 - 2008
Hong Kong University Students’ Union Central Executive Committee
President of Cultural Association

2007 - 2008
Cultural Association, HKUSU
President

2007
Orientation Affairs Committee, HKUSU
Committee Member


External Appointment


2018 - Present
Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Examiner (Arts Education)

2016 - Present
International Society for Music Education
Convenor of the Music Technology Special Interest Group


Professional Membership


2013 - Present
Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH)

2010 - Present
Hong Kong Composers’ Guild (HKCG)


Community Engagement


11/6/2017
Visual Art Education and Community Development Project
VR Filming Workshop

9/6/2017
Community Engagement and Outreach Academy of Creative Arts
iPad Music-making Workshop

19/2/2017
Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation
iPad Music-making Workshop

17/12/2016
Trial and Error Lab
iPad Music-making Workshop

26/11/2016
Youth Square
Electronic Music-making Workshop

Creative Works

Curated Exhibition


11-17/5/2017
Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
Ways of Seeing: Immersifying Local Communities
Aerial photography and 360-degree video works by 11 student artists


Participation in Exhibition


27/6-31/7/2017
Mana Contemporary Chicago, USA
It Was the Best of Times. It Was the Worst of Times

8-12/12/2016
Youth Square, Hong Kong
Garden of the Artisans Festival


Directed Performance


22/4/2018
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Media Silhouette III

5/12/2017
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Media Silhouette II

28/5/2017
Jockey Club Black Box Theatre, JCCAC, Hong Kong
Media Silhouette I

16/5/2016
PolyU Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong
Public Event of 22nd International Symposium of Electronic Arts ISEA2016 Hong Kong 香港
Musical Noice - City Ambient Sounds

13/11/2015
Recital Hall, 8/F High Block, Hong Kong City Hall
iLOrk Concert - A Concert for Mobile Device Ensemble


Multimedia / Installation Artwork


14/12/2016
Joint WOCMAT - IRCAM Forum Conference 2016, Taipei, Taiwan
Citywalk (multimedia music)

10-16/10/2016
Artfest On Site - Visual, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan
Visioning HK 目錄香港 (Installation)

28-30/08/2015
New Art Wave Expo, Macau
Suikinkutsu 水琴窟 (Installation)


Composition Works


6/8/2018
International Computer Music Conference 2018, Daegu, Korea
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day (for laptop orchestra)

5/7/2018
Hong Kong Mixtape 2018, Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong
Tram Ride on Sunday Afternoon (mixtape)
Podcasted in BBC Radio 3 (UK); Co-Op Radio 100.5FM (Vancouver, Canada); Fresh Art International (US); Resonance FM (London, UK)

25/4/2018
SOUND-IMAGination: Hong Kong Culture
DingDing 叮叮 (for violin, viola, cello, piano with tape)

11/4/2018
Hong Kong Multi-channel Sound Festival 2018
Canonic (graphic score for 12 players)

9/8/2017
Southeast Asia Music Education Exchange (SEAMEX) 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Scaffolding (for symphonic orchestra)

28/5/2017
Media Silhouette I - Cityscape, Hong Kong
Journey 歷 (for keyboard dectet)

14/12/2016
Joint WOCMAT - IRCAM Forum Conference 2016, Taipei, Taiwan
Universe (electroacoustic fixed media)

13/11/2015
iLOrk Concert, Hong Kong
Moonrise 月昇 (for mobile device ensemble)

14/06/2014
1st Flute Camp, Singapore
Aether Sextet (for flute sextet)

12/1/2014
Hong Kong Flute Association Chamber Music Concert, Hong Kong
Trio for Three Alto Flutes

28/12/2013
Zephyr Flutes “The Seasons” Concert, Hong Kong
Turn of Season (for flute choir)

2/10/2013
SOUND-IMAGination: Hong Kong One Moment
Sketch of Tai Nan Street (for bass clarinet, viola, double bass)

19/1/2013
Zephyr Flutes - 'The Flute Boutique' Recital, Hong Kong
Bouquet of Flutes (for flute quartet)

22/5/2012
CCA Composition Prize, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Autumn Sorrow (for harmonica, violin, trombone)

30/9/2011 (HKBU), 24/2/2012 (HKIEd)
Young Musicians Performance Platform Series, Hong Kong Composers’ Guild
Showcase Impromptu (for Hong Kong Composers’ Guild Ensemble)

9/6/2011
New Generation 2011 Concert, Hong Kong Composers’ Guild
Wind Whispering (for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, piano)
Podcasted in RTHK4 “New Generation 2011 Concert”

10/3/2011
Bang On A Can Composers’ Workshop by the Hong Kong Arts Festival
Southern Island (for Bang On A Can)

27/2/2011
Artistic Excellence Awards (Composition), The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Childhood Memories (for L'Art du Bois Recorder Ensemble)
Podcasted in RTHK4 “Music of Friends”

3/6/2010
New Generation 2010 Concert, Hong Kong Composers’ Guild
CUSIM (for flute, oboe, horn, viola, cello, piano)
Podcasted in RTHK4 “New Generation 2010 Concert”


Arrangement Works


5/6/2016
Yao Yuen Chinese Orchestra Symphonic Delights, Hong Kong
親情 Cantopop Music (for Yao Yuen Chinese Orchestra)

13/2/2016
Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia Annual Concert, Hong Kong
Moon Represents My Heart (for symphonic wind band)

28/12/2013
Zephyr Flutes "The Seasons" Concert, Hong Kong
Moon Represents My Heart (for flute quintet)

28/12/2013
Zephyr Flutes “The Seasons” Concert, Hong Kong
Excerpt from ‘Lan Hua Hua’ Concerto for Dizi (for dizi solo and flute quartet)

28/12/2012
Yao Yuen Chinese Orchestra Concert, Hong Kong
Dance of Birds (Korean Folk Music, for Yao Yuen Chinese Orchestra)

29/6/2012
HKIEd Symphonic Band 15th Anniversary Concert, Hong Kong
Temple Rituals 廟祭 by Richard Tsang (for symphonic wind band)

5/5/2012
Flute Festival 2012@YSTCM, National University of Singapore
Cantonese Medley 獅城憶香江 by Hong Kong composers (for flute ensemble)
Libertango by Astor Piazzolla (for flute ensemble)

3/6/2012
HKIEd Orchestra Debut Concert “The Cinematic and Timeless Opuses”, Hong Kong
Suite of Waiting in Timeless by HKIEd student composers (for orchestra)


Production Work


25-26/10/2016
Theatre Works “Little Big Voice” by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation
Musical Director

11-13/3/2012
Musical Production “Waiting in Timeless” by HKIEd Integrative Arts Society
Musical Director


Performance


15/7/2018
33th International Society for Music Education World Conference
Baku Music Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan

9/7/2017
World Stage Design & Sound Kitchen 2017
Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

8/5/2017
A Musical Evening - Arvo Pärt
Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong

13/10/2016
Trial and Error Lab HK
Breakthrough Centre, Hong Kong

16/5/2016
Public Event at the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA2016 香港
Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

21/2/2016
Pop-up Theatre, 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Hong Kong)
Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

10/7/2011
Charity Drive Concert for Leadership Character Development Institute (L-CDI), Cambodia
Live Broadcast at Cambodia National TV to raise fund for local grassroots boarding school

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Videos

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? @ International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2018)

Canonic @ Hong Kong Multi-channel Sound Festival 2018

The City, The Journey @ Sound Kitchen, World Stage Design 2017

City Ambient Sounds @ Trial and Error Lab

Musical Noice - Sound from the Streets

Loop-based Free Electronic Improvisation

Sketch of Tai Nan Street 大南街剪影 @ SOUND-IMAGination: Hong Kong One Moment
(for bass clarinet, viola, double bass)

Bouquet of Flutes @ 'The Flute Boutique' Recital
(for flute quartet)


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