Collaborators

Co-Creators 主創
Lan Tung – artistic director, producer, composer, video content research
董籃 – 藝術總監、製作人、作曲家、影像素材蒐集

Dorian Tung – earthquake engineer, pendulum & shake table design/build 
董篷 – 防震建築工程師、蛇擺設計製造

Li Tung – visual artist, pendulum design/build, performance
董籬 – 畫家、蛇擺設計、表演藝術家

Proliferasian 樂團
Lan Tung – erhu & vocals 董籃 – 二胡 & 演唱
Kevin Romain – drums 爵士鼓
JP Carter  – trumpet 小喇叭 
Colin Cowan  – bass & earthquake stories production 貝斯 & 地震故事混音
Dailin Hsieh – zheng 謝岱霖 – 古箏

Chimerik 似不像
Shang-Han Chien
– media art & graphic design 
簡上涵 – 多媒體藝術、海報設計
Sammy Chien
media art 簡上翔 – 多媒體藝術

Arne Eigenfeldt – software design 軟體設計
Jeremy O’Neill – sound design  音響特效設計             
Marc L’Esperance audio engineering 音控
Diane Smithers photography 攝影    
Mike Southworth & Collide Entertainment videography 錄影
Hadas Levy communications & marketing 宣傳

Lan Tung 董籃

co-creator, artistic director, producer, composer, musician

click on the photo to download the high resolution version, photographer Diane Smithers

Lan’s music often experiments with contradictions by taking culturally specific materials outside their context. Her works embody the rhythmic intricacy from Indian influence, the sense of breath from Chinese tradition, and years of experiences interpreting contemporary compositions. Incorporating improvisation and graphic notations, Lan’s compositions are released on numerous CDs, winning multiple awards. She has composed for theatre and dance, and produced numerous inter-disciplinary projects, fusing music with multimedia and different dance forms. Lan is the artistic director of Sound of Dragon SocietyOrchid Ensemble, and Proliferasian; co-leader of Nadaaleela and Sounds Global; member of Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and BC Chinese Music Ensemble. Originally from Taiwan, she has studied graphic score with Barry Guy, improvisation with Mary Oliver, Hindustani music with Kala Ramnath, Uyghur music with Abdukerim Osman, and Mongolian horsehead fiddle with Bayar, in addition to her studies of Chinese music since a young age. Lan has appeared as a soloist with Orchestre Metropolitain (Montreal), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Filharmonia Lublinie (Poland), Symphony Nova Scotia, Turning Point Ensemble (Vancouver), Upstream Ensemble (Halifax), Atlas Ensemble (Amsterdam & Helsinki), Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, and Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (Taipei). Past collaborators include Fengxia Xu, Huun Huur Tu, Xiaofen Min, Beka Beyond, and Khac Chi Ensemble. Lan has toured in Europe (Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands), Asia (China, Taiwan, Singapore), and North America (US, Canada, Mexico).

Li Tung 董籬

co-creator, visual artist/installation, performer

An artist crossing many genres, Li Tung works in two- and three-dimensional arts including painting, visual and installation arts, photography, calligraphy, performing arts, impromptu dance, stage design, as well as game and multimedia design and creative writing.

Born in 1971 in Taipei, Li was solidly trained in arts schools since young age and graduated from the School of Fine Arts at the National Taiwan University of Arts. After a surprising and alarming turn of his health in his late 30s, Li used his experience to revitalize his works and focuses on human body as the inspiration of his creations. Li’s recent paintings reflect his thorough comprehension of surrealism and Pan-Asian arts. His works can be seen at numerous galleries in Taiwan. In Canada, his works have been shown at the Harmony Arts Festival, the Sound of Dragon Music Festival, the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival, and the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society. As a published novelist, Li is writing dialogues with images to tell stories and communicate with others.

Li collaborates frequently with artists crossing different disciplines. He is a member of MAFIA Ensemble, the leading force in Taiwan’s experimental and improvisational arts scene, and he performs regularly at the annual Make Music Festival throughout Taiwan. His Canadian appearances include Light Shadow Fire (2016) with the NOW Society; Improvising East, Enchanting West with pianists Paul Plimley (Vancouver) and Shih-Yang Lee (Taiwan) at the 2016 Sound of Dragon Music Festival; Music of the Heavens (2017) with the Orchid Ensemble and Centre for Culture and Technology at UBC Okanagan; Crossing Mountains & Seas (2019) with the Orchid Ensemble, Aeriosa Dance, and Chimerik at Vancouver Playhouse and the InFrinGingG Dance Festival in Nanaimo; Crossingbridge (2022) at the 2022 Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival.

Dorian Tung 董篷

co-creator, earthquake engineering consultant

Dr. Dorian Tung obtained his Ph.D. (2017) in Structural and Earthquake Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (2000) and Master of Science in Engineering (2002) from Queen’s University, Canada. Dr. Tung has been practicing structural engineering since 2002. He has designed a variety of building types and structural systems. He is a licensed professional engineer in the States of Florida and Texas, USA, as well as a licensed LEED AP BD+C by the US Green Building Council.

The recent earthquakes worldwide have raised the public awareness of resilience. Structures not only have to withstand the sudden ground excitation without collapse, but also need the resilience to recover quickly from damages. This motivates Dr. Tung’s research when he returned to school in 2011. He has been working towards establishing a framework for researchers to develop earthquake resilient structures, for engineers to implement such structures, and for the general public to understand the true performance of the built environment.

Research interests:
earthquake engineering, resilient fused structures, energy dissipation devices, hybrid simulation development & application, shake table control & testing, energy-based & performance-based design, advanced structural steel analysis & design, earthquake resilience rating system

Proliferasian

co-presenter, performer

click on the photo to download the high resolution version. left to right: Lan Tung, Kevin Romain, JP Carter, Colin Cowan
photographer Wayne Lau

“Enter sonic territory that’s never been explored before”, SHAW TV 

Traveling freely between composed and improvised worlds, Proliferasian is a unique voice rising from the west coast of Canada. The band encompasses both rhythmic intricacy in its compositions and the fluidity and spontaneity in creative improvisation. Proliferasian performs cutting edge music rooted in Chinese tradition and avant-garde jazz, representing the merging of two genres, while embracing influences from other cultures into the equation. The musicians explore the contrasting, complimenting, and sometimes contradicting natures of multiple genres. The result is a new “musical species” that proliferates and transforms continuously. Proliferasian may take inspiration from Asian music, literature, landscape, legends, or paintings, but its music will definitely break any preconceptions of Asian cultures.

Formed in 2012, Proliferasian has brought together some of Vancouver’s most innovative musicians. Its core members include Lan Tung (erhu/Chinese violin & vocals), JP Carter (trumpet and electronics), Colin Cowan (bass), and Kevin Romain (drums). They will be joined by virtuosic zheng (Chinese zither) player Dailin Hsieh 謝岱霖.

Chimerik 似不像

new media & live visuals 

Chimerik 似不像
Chimerik is an interdisciplinary collective that seeks to explore the permeable boundaries between various art forms and disciplines in order to constitute new entities. They have collaborated visually, sonically and conceptually in numerous multi-disciplinary and research projects which have exhibited internationally such as World Design Expo 2011, Digital Arts Festival of Taipei 2012, Lacking Sound Festival 2013, New Form Festival 2014, ISEA2015, Digital Carnival 2016 & TPAM 2017, PUSH Festival 2018/2019, Chimerik似不像 has worked with influential corporations such as NIKE, Microsoft and Google in live visuals/projection design and interactive video installations while engages various marginalized community groups for social change.  For this project, the team is led by Sammy Chien and Shang-Han Chien. 

Arne Eigenfeldt

software design for the pendulum

Canadian composer and creator of interactive and generative music systems based in Vancouver, British Columbia., both Arne’s music and research into intelligent systems have been presented internationally. He is currently a professor of music at Simon Fraser University. He also produces electronica under the pseudonyms Raemus and loadbang. Arne has composed extensively for contemporary dance, especially in collaboration with choreographer Serge Bennathan. His electroacoustic music is predominantly live, generated or performed in software he has written in Max/MSP. His recent research focusses on encoding knowledge into intelligent performance systems.

Jeremy O’Neill

sound design for the pendulum

Jeremy O’Neill is a multidisciplinary performing artist and composer residing in the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations. As a performer he specializes in cross-disciplinary exploration and the articulation of sound, voice, and movement, skillfully navigating the functional limits of the body through dance and the use of extreme/specialized vocal techniques. He has performed internationally as a soloist and ensemble member in a wide range of settings, from opera to experimental theatre, working as both a dancer and singer/musician. His compositions have been performed by prominent ensembles including Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal), Array Ensemble (Toronto) and Chor Flammae (Vancouver). He composes frequently for dance, incorporating sound design, digital media and electronics, as well as his own vocal work. The breadth of his expertise has led him to work as a dramaturg, artistic advisor, assistant director and sound designer for live music and theatre. In his spare time he composes electronic dance music and experimental pop under shifting pseudonyms.

Sound of Dragon Society preserves ancient traditions of Chinese music and celebrates diversity and creativity in the contemporary applications of this music, resulting from the interaction between musicians of various ethnic and musical backgrounds. By presenting musicians and ensembles from different ethnicities, nationalities, and musical trainings/genres, Sound of Dragon Society re-defines Chinese music and reflects Vancouver’s multicultural environment and a highly creative music scene. Established in 2013, the Sound of Dragon Society is a non-profit organization in BC, Canada.

龍吟滄海協會為登記於加拿大BC省的非謀利音樂機構,透過舉辦音樂節、音樂會、講座等活動,宣揚及保存華裔移民原生地的傳統音樂,同時鼓勵不同族裔的音樂家交流合作,創新發展融合東西方特點的新樂種,打破民族、地域、音樂類別的界限, 重新定義加拿大特色的華裔音樂,展現溫哥華音樂圈的多元與活力。

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