Semay Wu is a cellist, composer and sound artist now living in Stenhousemuir, Scotland. She has been performing and developing her career since 1996, through multiple performance practices such as concerts, tours, recordings, improvisations, electro-acoustics, and teachings; and cross-platform disciplines and theories, developing compositions/performances for film, devised theatre and dance. She embarked on a sabbatical in 2013, funded by the Katherine McGillivray’s Get a Life Fund, which extended to two more research years at The Institute of Sonology and STEIM in the Netherlands. Here, she explored sound that sought philosophical notions of Space, Place and Gesture; focussing on space, tensions, articulations and intentionality of movement; and by developing a language of interactivity via sensors, DIY electronics, real-time projections, video art and MaxMSP. Her interests also led to initiating the New Emergences lecture and discussion series, based in The Hague, which supports under-voiced artists by centring its discourse on Exposure and Gender issues current in Electronic music and Sound Art.