Elaine Cheng : Part of the Edinburgh Southside Collective

Elaine Cheng

Elaine Cheng


Elaine Cheng  鄭依玲 (she/her) is a composer/sound artist from Edinburgh, Scotland and from Hong Kong descent. Her practice is currently based around producing drone music from analog and modular synthesisers and has come from a compositional background in electroacoustic music. As Artist in Residence with Art27scotland, Elaine has utilised free improvisation as a compositional tool in her work.

Elaine has studied at Goldsmiths, University of London, Newcastle University and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She has released music with NX Records, TingShuo HearSay and The Lumen Lake. Her music has been played on various independent radio shows as well as BBC Radio 3.

Elaine has exhibited sound work in the Culture Lab, Square One and Occasion Festival in Newcastle, as well as at Trinity Apse in the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF). In 2017, she was nominated for an award for her work, Happy Accidents, at the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival.


Project Coordinator: Vanessa Chong

Elaine is working with her Project Coordinator Vanessa Chong who’s currently studying MA Music focusing on decolonial studies within Music Education. She also has interests in social justice and is actively supporting activism against Anti-ESEA racism.”