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
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
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
co-creator, artistic director, producer, composer, musician
Li Tung 董籬
co-creator, visual artist/installation, performer
Dorian Tung 董篷
co-creator, earthquake engineering consultant
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.
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
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.
new media & live visuals
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.
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.
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.