W(e)aves 0.3 Completion

Art & Science, Arts Community, Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Research, Sound, Spiritual/Metaphysics
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I’ve completed my first solo research-creation phase for W(e)aves, with version 0.3 beta 1, 2 & 3 presented. In this 2.5 weeks research phase, I’ve got to do a residency at Centre A & Left of Main and got to perform at Vancouver Art Gallery’s big art auction and Pretty Good Not Bad Festival in Victoria. I feel really blessed, honoured and accomplished. I...

Jury for JTTP 2017

Arts Community, Sound
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Sammy Chien is honoured to be invited on the jury for one of the most significant electroacoustic music competition in Canada. 18TH JEU DE TEMPS / TIMES PLAY Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) is an annual project aimed at supporting and encouraging new electroacoustic works by young and/or emerging sound artists from / living in Canada, coordinated by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community since 2000. Congratulations to the JTTP...

Fall For Dance North 2017 (Toronto)

Dance, News, Sound
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Sammy Chien​ will be supporting Dong Mei Dance​'s production A BLOSSOMING APRICOT BRANCH 一枝紅杏, as production coordinator and bringing new sound design. This version will also feature new lighting design by Jonathan Kim​. Sammy and Dong Mei​ will be sharing some updates of their upcoming work in development Flow(er) as well. Looking forward to Fall for Dance North Festival​ next week in Toronto! Dongmei Dance A BLOSSOMING...

performing for Accordion Noir Festival

News, Sound
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Sammy Chien will be playing live electronics for the event Underdog Instrument Grudge Match: Millennial Edition as part of The 10th Annual Accordion Noir Festival. Sammy will be representing Team Silicon Valley North along  with his long-time collaborator and veteran musician/media artist Stefan Smulovitz + more. The Accordion Noir Festival wraps with a revival of this fan favourite mash-up of music, competition and spur-of-the-moment theatre....

Ballet BC Program 2 2017

Dance, Electroacoustic Music, News, Sound
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Excited to have my newly composed electroacoustic score/sound design premiered in choreographer Wen Wei Wang’s (Wen Wei Dance ) new work in Ballet BC's new season Program 2! March 16-18 2017, 8:00 p.m. Queen Elizabeth Theatre 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia Vancouver New Work: Choreography - Company 605 Vancouver-based Company 605 is one of Canada’s most exciting emerging dance companies and is dedicated to producing new dance through a...

03/11 @ Rhythm Alley (Taipei)

Dance, Electroacoustic Music, Improvised, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Sound
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improvised experimental performance: experimental jazz, live electronics/ electroacoustic, movement art, conceptual, new media— one night of play time in Taipei I feel so lucky to get booked to play with some of the craziest and most veteran musicians in Taiwan: Sonic Deadhorse, Min-Yen Terry Hsieh, Shih-Yang Lee, I actually REALLY love their work. first time improvising with Sophia Wolfe (FORM Festival of Recorded Movement /Company 605) Sonic...