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Using the cello, voice and analog electronics, Chen’s work delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores the combination and layering of a homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. She works to join these elements into a singular ecstatic personal language which hearkens back to song, noise and melody; combustible, acrid, sweet, pitted full and potentially beautiful…

Audrey Chen is available for following set-ups :


Duo with Phil Minton

Duo with Philippe Petit

DUO WITH MARIA CHAVEZ (voice/cello and turntables)

Chinese and Peruvian Americans, Chen and Chavez are two female artists who have been working parallel to one another for almost a decade but have never intersected their work until the winter of 2014 at CT-SWaM at Eyebeam Arts + Technology Center in Chelsea, NYC. Last spring, they also embarked on their first European tour across six countries. Both performers center their shared practices of improvisation to combine the cello with the sounds of the turntable & voice.

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