Free Music Improvisation Workshop

Media Presence, New Media, News
Very excited to share my past years of research in movement and spiritual practice in a free workshop on music improvisation as part of the New Orchestra Workshop for NOW Society.   Dec 5th, 2019 Thursdays 5:00 to 7:00 pmInstructor: Sammy Chien8 East Pender, Vancouver (Chinatown) The New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society proudly presents the finest improvisers from Vancouver and abroad. The NOW ensembles...

Featured SFU Alumnus

Media Presence
Very happy to be the Featured alumnus on SFU Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. I love when an editor/writer takes the time to understand your work/who you are and have the energy and care to write something that really speaks. Thank you, Tessa Perkins Deneault. #SFU #alumni #feature #spotlight #article #interview #sammychien Photo by Sheng...

Nominated for 2019 Jessie Award

Arts Community, Media Presence, New Media, News
好榮幸我入圍了溫哥華劇場獎! I’m so honoured to be nominated for a 2019 Jessie Award for Significant Artistic Achievement: Outstanding Video Design and Projection for our show Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts) produced by the frank theatre company/Queer Arts Festival.  Since the work I do is so interdisciplinary, having to weave through so many categories and fields of practice, it’s often difficult to get recognized,  as we don’t fall into...

Letter to the City Council of Vancouver

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community, Media Presence, Talks
Below is a speech that I gave to the City Council of Vancouver during the council meeting of Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities on April 3, 2019, specifically for the 2019 Cultural Grants Allocations (Operating/Annual/Projects/Capacity) live audio recording: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My name is Sammy Chien, I am a Vancouver based interdisciplinary artist. I am also the artistic director of Chimerik 似不像 collective. I was...

Featured in Keedan Magazine

Media Presence, New Media, News, Travel
感謝起點網路雜誌KEEDAN.com的專訪!今年夏天時, 雜誌編輯Lucille Liu特別從義大利米蘭飛到德國柏林來專訪我在Lake Studios Berlin跟House of North (Fubbi Karlsson)的駐村研究計畫。以及我個人的新作W(e)aves熾, 還有我的團隊Chimerik 似不像以及許多陳年的理念。 很榮幸有機會提到了很多合作的好朋友,Kazuma Glen Motomura, 林辰Chen Lin, Mica雲母 還有帶我長大的Troika Ranch/Isadora。往常的專訪都比較制式化,很少有像Lucille這樣的用心,做了這麼多功課這麼了解專訪的對象,我非常感動。這算是我第一個在中文雜誌中的深度專訪,希望藉這個機緣能跟離鄉背井我,跟我的家鄉語言的世界重新連結,分享,感謝。 I’m so happy to be featured on Taiwanese magazine Keedan Mag! It’s one of the first article in Chinese that’s written so in-depth about my work! Earlier this Summer, the editor flew in from Milan to interview me in Berlin during my residency in House of North and Lake...

Featured in the 2018 Simon Fraser University Handbook!

Arts Community, Life, Media Presence, New Media, News
Found myself in the Simon Fraser University’s student hand book for Fall 2018. Thank you Dean Lastoria for sending them to me as a gift. It’s a really nice print! 飲水思源 sending appreciation to the source that contributed to where I am today–the creative environment of SFU, the radical professors. And the life changing event when Dr. Henry Daniel brought Troika Ranch to work...

Trip to Leeds, UK March 2018

Arts Community, Feedbacks, Improvised, Media Presence, Travel
Sammy was in Leeds and England in March performing in two shows as part of the Sounds Like This Festival. He had an incredible time connecting with new and existing networks and performing with a slew of extremely talented artists! Check out this timeline below of his experiences as part of the festival. January 16 - received his first promo on Twitter: March 14 - had only...