Audrey   Chen

Photos by Etang Chen
and Jose Toral 

Territory: World

Agent: Jean Labbé //

AUDREY CHEN is available for solo shows, shows with Phil Minton, talks and other collaborations.

Audrey began her relationship with sound through the cello and voice over 30 years ago and for the past 15, her predominant focus has been her solo work, joining together the extended and inherent vocabularies of the voice, cello and analog electronics (with all sounds created without electronic effect or enhancement other than amplification). 

More recently, she has begun to shift back towards the exploration of the voice as a primary instrument, delving more deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. 


"Audrey Chen has created an uncompromising and idiosyncratic music, tightly disciplined yet acoustically wild and heavy with implication ... often reminiscent of the visceral and emotionally charged sound poetry of François Dufréne or Henri Chopin... Fleshy, breath-driven and flecked with spittle, Chen's voice emanates not just from her mouth but from an ensemble of upper body surfaces, channels, passages, and cavities."
- Julien Cowley, The Wire.

Recent projects, include her long running voices duo with Phil Minton, duos Hiss & Viscera with modular synth player Richard Scott, Beam Splitter with Norwegian trombonist Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, and the “romantic noise duo” Afterburner with Doron Sadja (electronics/light projection).

American born but currently based in Berlin, Chen has performed across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

LIVE SOLO at Festival Ecuatoriano de Música Contemporánea, Quito, Ecuador.

LIVE with Phil Minton at Pouso Alegre MG - Brasil.



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