Lily Chen (b. 1985), born in Taiwan, is a composer exploring sonic and theatrical potentials in both acoustic and electronic music. Her music shapes evocative atmospheres that point towards subtle poetic commentary on her observations about literary, emotional, or social aspects of the contemporary situation.
Lily’s music has been performed at several international festivals, including Underwood New Music Readings, June in Buffalo, Mise-en Festival, International Computer Music Conference, SEAMUS National Conference, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and Asian Composers League Conference and Festival. She has also collaborated with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Taiwan Philharmonic (National Symphony Orchestra), National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Signal, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Cairn, Eco Ensemble, Splinter Reeds, E-MEX Ensemble, among others.
She received her Ph.D. in music composition from the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied with Ken Ueno, Edmund Campion, Franck Bedrossian, and Cindy Cox. She also received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan, under the instruction of Chung-Kun Hung. She is currently an Assistant Professor of composition at Taipei National University of the Arts. For more information, please visit – http://chenlily.com