A native of Montreal, Edwin H. Ng (b. 1994) is a Canadian composer, pianist, and data scientist. His musical research aims at integrating contemporary approaches into past traditional values in order to create an original expression true to the 21st century. Such traditional values can be reflected through his influences and inspirations drawn from traditional oriental folk music. Furthermore, his musical interests aim at exploring a phenomenological approach to the perception of music.
His music has been regularly performed at the Schulich School of Music, where he had the opportunities to collaborate with numerous artists, such as the Arête Duo. These privileged opportunities enable him to explore the different musical medium in developing his ideas.
Edwin H. Ng is currently studying his Master's Degree in musical composition at McGill University under the supervision of Dr Sean Ferguson. He is also studying the piano under the famous Marina Mdivani. Alongside his music career, Edwin is a data scientist. In 2019, he completed his Master degree in Mathematics/Statistic at Concordia University.
As a data scientist, Edwin hopes to orient himself toward using artificial intelligence to explore what this growing field has to offer in terms of the compositional process, analysis and creativity, and to expand the use of computer-assisted techniques into refining his musical style. Past projects include using techniques from Audio Speech Recognition (ASR) in order to develop a compositional tool that aids in measuring the degree to which a piece of music perceptually exhibits auditory stream segregations.