Unheard Sounds

00:00 / 03:45

A monologue and solo journey with unusual sounds, fantastic stories, by Chao Tian and her dulcimer. 

"Muppet, Came Alive" , 2020.

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Paralell Intersections 

Chinese Dulcimer & Steelpan 

00:00 / 02:26

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

00:00 / 02:26

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.

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Dong Xi 

World, Experimental, Fusion

00:00 / 04:48

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 

00:00 / 02:31

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.