photo by: Jennifer Tham, at Taiwan Museum of Prehistoric Culture, Taitung, Taiwan


Gabby Wen/文怡 (b. 1995) is an improviser, composer, sound/performance artist, who often employs improvisation, electronic synthesis and movement. Born in Taishan, Guangdong, raised in Shenzhen and the East Bay, she is currently based in San Francisco. Her works explore the stochastic and disordered human life experience, the physical state of obsolete and dysfunctional, erotica, and conscience. Works with code, modular synthesizers, homemade electronics, field recordings, guqin (Chinese seven-stringed zither), amplified found objects, voice, body & more.

Gabby holds a BA in Art & Technology from Mills College, where she studied electronic & electroacoustic music composition, improvisation, new media art, coding, and audio circuit design under instructions of James Fei, Chris O. Brown, Maggi Payne, and John Bischoff.

Works have been presented at SF Tape Music Festival, Re:sound, 23Five, Active Music Series, Luggage Store Gallery Creative Music Series, SIMM Series, Oakland Freedom Jazz Society, and MAGMA Shenzhen. Lecture Translation: NOT YOUR WORLD MUSIC - Noise in Southeast Asia at OCAT Shenzhen (Cedrik Fermont & Dickson Dee).


 

生於廣東台山,成長於深圳,自2010年工作和居住於舊金山。主要用模組合成器、動作、編程、自製電路、環境錄音、古琴、日常物品、人聲、身體等進行多媒體即興表演,也涉及固定媒體和裝置作品。其作品探討混亂無常的人間體驗及情緒狀態,用直覺與意識細察思考自身及週邊社會、自然、人性的碰撞產生不一的節奏與因果。自幼對聲音和語言敏感,也愛動手對科技好奇,大學就讀於加州奧克蘭市的女子文理學院 Mills College,前期主攻資訊工程,輔修法語文學。後接觸到在校自60年代興起的實驗電子音樂界,轉系學習電子作曲、即興演奏、新媒體藝術、編程、音頻電路設計,師從聲音藝術家費正廷、Chris Brown、Maggi Payne、John Bischoff,於2017年獲得藝術與科技學士學位。