W(e)aves 0.3 Completion

Art & Science, Arts Community, Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Research, Sound, Spiritual/Metaphysics
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
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
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
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
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
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...