Yuen Cheuk Wa
袁氏憑香港話劇團《梨花夢》獲香港戲劇協會頒發最佳音響設計。亦是其中一位香港代表參加 2011 年布拉格四年展的舞台設計師。
2018 年加入香港演藝學院前，曾任職西九文化區管理局表演藝術經理(技術及製作)。作為多產的聲音設計師，袁氏曾獲香港藝術節委約監製及創作多媒體音樂劇場作品 Primary Shapes:《解/不/了/解/不》；曾為澳門新濠天地的《天幕龍騰》大型廣角 3D 全景多媒體展示，製作 52 聲道環迴音景設計；亦為金鐘太古廣場製作原創音樂及多聲道音景設計。其他著名多媒體作品包括《二三乘七三等於一六七九》 及《五晤悟吾》。除此之外，他曾與馮程程及譚偉平共同創作跨媒界作品《親密》，透過雙耳聲境作平行敍事的聲音設計。
Yuen Cheuk Wa is the Acting Dean of the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has more than 20 years of experience in sound design in both Hong Kong and abroad. Wa earned a BFA (First Class Honours) in Theatre Technical Arts at the HKAPA; an MFA (Sound Design) supported by the prestigious Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Fellowship at the California Institute of the Arts; and an MSc in Architectural Sciences at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He received the Best Sound Design award from Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies for the score that he created for Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s Secret of Resurrection. He was also one of five winning theatre designers to represent Hong Kong at Prague Quadrennial 2011.
Prior to joining the HKAPA in 2018, Wa was the Manager of Technical & Production (Performing Arts) at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.
A prolific sound designer, Wa produced and directed the highly acclaimed multimedia concert, Primary Shapes: an Eternal Golden Braid, commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival. He flexed his expertise in 3D audio when he created a 52-channel surround-soundscape for the panoramic multimedia spectacular, Bubble Show: Year of Dragon, for City Of Dreams Macau, and he developed an original multi-channel musical-soundscape for Swire Properties’ Pacific Place Mall. His other notable multimedia works include Blending Worlds – Primary Shapes x DJ Tommy and 5_(5) The Interviews in Sync.
In collaboration with Vee Leong and Tam Wai-ping, he conceived, as a principal artist & sonic writer, the cross-disciplinary work Claustrophobia. He developed a binaural soundscape of parallel narratives for the entire audience.
In addition to his professional practice, Wa has presented at the international conferences of Audio Engineering Society, Acoustical Society of America, and the Academy’s International Symposium of Practice-as-Research.