about

 Photo by: Eris Qian

Photo by: Eris Qian

I am a composer, sound artist, pianist, pipa performer and improviser who believes in the subjective, evocative, conceptual and ineffable nature of music and sound. I attempt to make intangible connections with performers and listeners by creating music that evokes memories, imaginations and associations that interfere with my own spiritual realm. Born in Zhangzhou, a small city in southeast China and having lived in different countries and continents, I have become interested in bridging the divide between cultures by experimenting on instruments and sculpting new sounds from the rich sonic world through encountering, digging, feeling, perceiving, contemplating, organizing, disassembling and synthesizing.

 

I am currently based in Oakland and pursuing my MA in music composition at Mills College where I study with Fred Frith, Chris Brown and Belle Bulwinkle. I received a BA degree in Music with High Distinction and a BA degree in German from the University of Virginia, where I studied composition and computer technologies with Judith Shatin, Matthew Burtner and piano performance with Mimi Tung.