A monologue and solo journey with unusual sounds, fantastic stories, by Chao Tian and her dulcimer.
"Muppet, Came Alive" , 2020.
Chinese Dulcimer & Steelpan
A duo creates parallels and the lives of immigrants who create novel things in new surroundings through convergence, while preserving their culture. The sounds of the tropical steelpan elegantly punctuates the bold, ethereal lilt of the Chinese dulcimer, creating an absolutely transcendent soundscape.
"Water in the Attic" (Live at Intersection Festival at Atlas Performing Arts Center ) by Steelpan musician Josanne Francis. and Chao Tian.
Trio with Tom Teasley & Shu-Chen Cuff
A cross disciplinary collaboration among percussionist Tom Teasley, Chinese dulcimer musician Chao Tian and dance artist Shu-Chen Cuff. They break the boundaries of disparate art forms and create a multi-dimensional sensory space by improvising. This collaboration is an entire interpretation of synesthesia, the artistic transferred sense, which embodies the characteristics of interconnection and interchangeable across art disciplines.
World, Experimental, Fusion
A duo focusing on presenting dialogic music with individual unique taste in a “controlled improvisation” setting. Learn More
"Ninth Heaven" by world percussionist Tom Teasley and Chao Tian
Dots and Lines
Dots and lines are the most basic artistic elements and concepts of drawing. This project subtly applies this fundamentals on the collaboration among the Chinese dulcimer, string instrument, wind instrument, and vocal.
"Forbidden City" (Live at Matinee Idylls of Hylton Performing Arts Center ) by Cellist Wytold and Chao Tian. A six-string electric cello was used for this one.