Interview: Yin-Han Zoe Yang


Name: Yin-Han Zoe Yang

Where do you live: Brooklyn, New York

Known for: Composer.

Currently working as:
Co-founder of PolyZonic Productions, Founder of Zymply Music.

When did you realize that you were going to work with this?
I’ve always been fascinated with music and the media world. Four years ago, the chance of working as a subtitle translator for multiple TV series, made me determine to come to the US to learn and compose music for media.

If you could choose one place only to live, where would that be and why?
My hometown Taiwan for sure. That’s the beautiful place where I have my heart set on.

How would you describe your creativity?
Creativity comes from intuition, feelings, and passion.

How and when did you start to work with this in a serious manner?
January 2014.

What do you do at the moment?
I’m the composer and sound designer of the film LGBT Love Stories (2015).

A recommendation for those who think about starting and running a creative business?
REAL art people may have not great talent but extreme love and determination in creating beauty and seeing the real self. Follow your passion and heart, and dare to try.

What is the most important thing in a workplace/studio for you?
Quietness, warm light, and coffee.

What is your favorite film?
Beautiful mind (2001) – “Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.”

Who would you like to invite for a dinner and why?
All my friends – since they’re all cool, fun and awesome!

How do you like to spoil yourself?
Embrace the nature – I’d go to the forests or somewhere on the seasides, where there’s no internet nor phone calls. Just sit there for the whole day without doing anything.

What is luxury for you?
Peaceful moment in mind. It’s a treasure for me to not worry about anything, sit down, listen to my heart, and then create works.

What is the nicest compliment you’ve received for your creative work, and from whom?
“I can’t believe these music works come from you…so delicate and great.” – from Joel, a talented director who is also my friend.

What do you fear most?
The lack of self-confidence. In the process of creating works, it has always been the moment that I have to go through. I’m on my way of learning to deal with it, and don’t let it to hold me back.

What is a happy life to you?
Really simple – Be able to brew coffee, and work on what I love in my own space/studio without worrying about anything.

What does a regular day look like for you?
I usually get up at five in the morning, read and create music before lunch. In the afternoon, if  there’s no meeting with my production partner I do research, schedule filming, and think about production/filming ideas. At night, no work, only dinner and shower, and then go to bed by nine.

Tell us about your dream project.
In addition to music, I’ve always wanted to film queers and artists around the world, and now with blessings I can finally get the ball rolling!

Who is your professional role model/inspiration?
Joe Hisaishi and Dustin J. O’Halloran.

How would you describe your work style?
Simplicity has always been the style of my music work. I believe that the simpler music/sound brings out deeper emotions in people.

Which is the one thing you can’t live without?

A book that has changed/made the most impression in your life?
感動をつくれますか by Joe Hisaishi.


Visit Yin-Han’s profiles at Behance & Soundcloud
Check out her Facebook pages Zymply Music and PolyZonic
E-mail her here
Watch her channel at Youtube

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