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Chong Li-Chuan

Part-time Lecturer

Arts Management

Qualification

BMus (Hons), MMus,
Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

Biography

Li-Chuan is a Singaporean composer with a keen interest in philosophy, culture and the arts. As a practitioner, Li-Chuan's activities run the gamut of acoustic composition, electroacoustic sound, sonic art, installation, free improvisation, ‘live’ electronics, site-specific and collaborative work involving music and sound as key elements.

Li-Chuan's interest with composing music and working with sound was kindled when he was pursuing his bachelor degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. He kept up his piano studies with the late Susan Bradshaw during his undergraduate years, concentrating on keyboard music by J.S. Bach and Dimitri Shostakovich.

Li-Chuan went on to take a Masters in Composition at Goldsmiths College, and worked under the joint supervision of Katharine Norman, Nye Parry, Michael Young and John Levack Drever for his postgraduate research.

Li-Chuan’s career in music and sound started in the late ‘90s, freelancing as a composer and sound designer in collaboration with practitioners in theatre, dance, visual arts, and architecture. Li-Chuan’s works had been presented in the UK, Japan and locally in Singapore. In recent years, he has worked with landscape designer Chang Huai Yan, visual artist Donna Ong, theatre director Nelson Chia, and choreographers Kuik Swee Boon, Silvia Yong, Jeffrey Tan, and Albert Tiong.