Solidification ᒪᔥᑲᐗᒋ 凝

Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Sound, Virtual
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Gizhiiwe (GIH-she-way) is excited to premiere this stunning audiovisual poem, collaboration between Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and her recent single "Solidification" with the truly incredible visual work from Chimerik 似不像 Collective featuring Lead Media Artist Sammy Chien. Leanne recently released an EP with Gizhiiwe Noopiming Sessions in connection with her new book Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies released on House of Anansi Press. The project will...

Kimmortal Album Release

Arts Community, News, Sound
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I just got back from Toronto and immediately dove right back into the best kinda West Coast vibes…  Look who it is? Their name is booming out there in the East Coast as well. Remember that amazing act for PUSH festival’s opening party that just happened in Jan? Once again, I’m very happy to announce that Chimerik似不像 will be giving live visual support to one of...

Revolver Taipei

New Media, News, Sound, Travel
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我們很榮幸能再次跟音速死馬&謝明諺同台, 這次還加上了未合作過的組合—劇場有名的黃思農一起即興演出。在台北的Revolver! 希望在台北的朋友們能來,尤其是喜愛實驗音樂/聲響的朋友們。 2F漫遊 Second floor Roaming vol.4-Revolver Presents 非/密閉空間 1月22號 (二) 9pm @ Revolver Sammy Chien will be playing with the legendary indie/electronic musician Sonic Deadhorse 音速死馬 鄭各均 and the craziest experimental jazz musicians in Taiwan— Min-Yen Terry Hsiehi 謝明諺 once again, this time, with 黃思農 who’s a big name in the theatre scene in Taiwan, improv erhu. At the indexical bar/club/live house venue Revolver. We look forward to the magic.  Jan...

PUSH Opening Party with Kimmortal & Immigrant Lessons

Arts Community, Dance, New Media, News, Sound
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On January 17, Sammy Chien will be sharing a new visual projection experiment as part of PUSH Festival's Official Afterparty. It was created in collaboration with Chimerik似不像’s new intern, Ivan So, and in support of Kimmortal and Immigrant Lessons' new project 'X Marks the Movement'. Sammy is very honoured to share experimental ideas with these amazing, local, grassroots artists—seeds of bigger ideas to come!   Queer...

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...