After her piano studies in Belgium and Portugal, Pak Yan’s musical interests made a shift towards free improvisation and sound/noise related music. Her love for curious sounding objects, her obsession for toys and her fetish for toypiano’s made it into a toy band called ‘The Crappy Mini Band’. Other explorations found an output in ‘Kuruwasan’ (impro/jazz quartet).
Nowadays she is primarily working on her solo project (for prepared piano/synths/toypiano’s), her groove/trance project ‘Going’ and her minimal trio ‘lauroshilau’.
Her music spans different horizons, with improvisation and sound as main focus. Taking the extraordinary out of the ordinary and creating little sound-mosaics in a minimal, poetic way, while exploring the vast spectrum of sonar possibility is the best way to describe her path.
Besides, she also makes music for dance-theatre productions (‘Gadgetland’ with Lazara Rosell Albear, R.U.T.H. from Marjolein Elsink, ‘Appeau’ Cie La Zampa), shadow theatre (The Fabulous Choi Sisters), documentary (‘News From Nowhere’ by Christoph Van Collie) and children theatre Tweelicht & Zoon (production ‘SAAI’).
Toured Europe and Japan, and shared stages with musicians such as Paolo Angeli, Lynn Cassiers, João Lobo, Nico Roig, Eric Thielemans, Chris Corsano, Yuko Oshima, Andrea Parkins, Mathieu Calleja, Lazara Rosell Albear, Mathieu Ha, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Norberto Lobo, Susana Santos Silva, Daysuke Takaoka, Lionel Malric, Gregoire Tirtiaux, Audrey Lauro, Mori-Shige, Giovanni Di Domenico, Manja Ristic, Peter Jacquemyn, Akira Sakata, Mette Rasmussen, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura and many more…