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Tania Chen

Pianist, improviser, experimental musician, sound artist.
Tania Chen is a pianist, experimental musician, free improviser and sound artist, working with pianos, keyboards, found objects, toys and vintage and lo-fi electronics.

She studied piano with John Tilbury during her Masters degree in Performance studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

She has performed the music of John Cage, Earle Brown, Schoenberg, Webern, Satie, Scriabin, Andrew Poppy, Michael Parsons and Chris Newman in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan. She is equally known for her passion for free improvisation, performing alongside and collaborating with musicians that include Steve Beresford, John Edwards, Lol Coxhill, Alan Tomlinson, Roger Turner, John Butcher, Rhodri Davies and Terry Day.

Earlier this year, Tania has been touring John Cage’s Indeterminacy with Steve Beresford and the comedian, writer and performer Stewart Lee. Most recently, she has been nominated for the Royal Philharmonic Society RPS Award.
Upcoming Events:

Monday, February 27 2017 9:30 PM
Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Ari Brown & Jakob Pek + Trois Chapeaux  More...
Friday, March 3 2017 7:00 PM
Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art -- 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)  More...
Wednesday, March 8 2017 8:00 PM
Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andy Kozar – Solo Trumpet + Electronics

Trumpet virtuoso, Andy Kozar, present as program of recent pieces for trumpet and electronics followed by a set of improvisations with a team of local performers including Tania Chen (piano), Ken Ueno (voice), and Matt Ingalls (clarinets).  More...