Gabby Yi Wen (b. 1995) is an emerging multi-instrumental improviser and multimedia artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been working with guqin (Chinese 7-string zither), synthesizer, computer, homemade electronics, and field recordings to create sounds. Originally from Shenzhen, China, she moved to the Bay Area at in 2010 and studied abroad in France during college, her artistic visions are shaped by a wide range of cultural perspectives. The Fluxus movement has been her greatest inspiration. Her musical influences include musique concrète, free jazz, ancient Chinese music, Buddhist chants, Beijing and Cantonese Opera. She studied at Mills College under instructions of James Fei, Maggi Payne, Chris Brown and John Bischoff. Inspired by her spiritual guidance in Tibetan Buddhism, her works are usually created in a meditative state and are improvisation-based. She explores the intuitive connection with her instruments during performances, as well as the ways of sound manipulation using extended techniques, code and hardware.

Wen also creates art using other mediums such as movement, installation, video, calligraphy and painting in exploration of transcending different emotional states of existence.

 

文怡 (b. 1995),是成長中的新媒體藝術家及多器樂即興演奏家。她運用古琴,合成器,電腦,手作電子樂器和錄音來進行聲音創作。來自中國深圳,2010年時遷居於舊金山灣區,大三在法國南部留學,她的藝術視野也因此受到了不同地域文化的薰陶。二十世紀六十年代的激浪派(Fluxus)藝術運動給她的創作帶來巨大啟發。她的音樂也受到了不同流派的影響,包括具象音樂,自由爵士,中國古樂,佛經唱誦,京劇與粵劇。大學就讀於位於加州奧克蘭市的Mills College, 師從費正廷,Maggi Payne,Chris Brown,John Bischoff 等著名實驗音樂家,學習電子作曲及新媒體藝術。受她信仰藏傳佛教的啟發,她的作品通常是以在冥想狀態中創作的即興作品。她在創作及演出時注重和探索與器樂在直覺上的連繫,和聲音創作的無限可能性和偶然性。

除了聲音/音樂以外,她也運用行為,裝置,影像,書法,繪畫,來表達及超越存在的不同情緒狀態。