Selected Works

“8 Years Of My Life” | Album preview concert | London

Britten Piano Concerto | The English Chamber Orchestra | Air Studios, London

Improvisations for piano | Air Studios, London

Improvisations for piano 01 | Air Studios, London

Improvisations  for piano 02 | Air Studios, London

Serpentine Gallery | Jonas Mekas and Friends

Music begins at 7:46 after introductory remarks by Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Marina Abramovic Retrospective | Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow | Opening night performance

Sting “Back to Bass” Tour | Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre | Opening Act

Live Jam with Queen | BBC World Service 80th Anniversary | Bush House, London

Yukawa Chan Duo | Carnegie Hall

Chan has performed in large, prestigious concert halls as well as intimate, unconventional venues. In addition to the performances captioned above, she has performed at:

The Pompidou Centre, Paris
Wigmore Hall, London
Cadogan Hall, London
Kings Place, London
Saint David’s Hall, Cardiff
Meltdown Festival, The Royal Albert Hall, London
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
Asia Society, Hong Kong
European Graduate School, Saas-Fee
Silencio, Paris
Le Poisson Rouge, New York
Joe’s Pub, New York
The 100 Club, London

Rosey Chan is a natural collaborator and especially thrives in environments of spontaneous improvisation. Endlessly curious and passionate about bringing people together, Chan not only loves performing and creating with others but curating situations and happenings which have the potential to unlock the creative energy of the participants. This page contains a sampling of some of her extensive catalogue of cultural content.

Guy Bourdin “Image Maker” | The Guy Bourdin Estate (Louise Alexander Gallery) | Berlin | 2018

Film Score

Chan was commissioned by the Louise Alexander Gallery to create music for the retrospective exhibition about Guy Bourdin, “Image Maker” (December 2017 – May 2018), curated by Shelly Verthime, at the Helmut Newton Foundation (Berlin).

“Hybrideae” | Fredrikson Stallard | 2018

Bespoke Performance + Live Mix

Chan created a multi-track electronic soundscape punctuated with fragments of Bach (played by cellist Gerald Peregrine) to compliment the artists’ series of sculptural white bronze vessels. The soundscape was performed by Rosey in a live mix at the vernissage of the art exhibition with another version of the score recorded for use at Salone del Mobile

“Waltz Bourdin” | The Guy Bourdin Estate (Louise Alexander Gallery) | Paris | 2016

Film Score

Chan was commissioned by the Louise Alexander Gallery to compose the soundtrack to “Cinematic Fragments”, a new film comprised of short movie clips shot by iconic photographer, Guy Bourdin, shown at his April 2016 exhibition curated by Shelly Verthime, “The Portraits”, at Studio des Acacias (Paris).

“Improvisation for the Left Hand” | Mike Figgis and Rosey Chan | 2015

Filmed performance in collaboration with the Central School of Ballet

Figgis and Chan created a film to raise funds for the dance school shot within the raw construction space slated for its new home. Chan performed an improvisation for the left hand inspired by the composer Scriabin while the dancers improvised in response to the music.

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“The Burlington Project” | The Royal Academy of Arts, London | 2015

Bespoke Mixed Media Performance

To celebrate the completion of David Chipperfield’s redesign of the Royal Academy of Arts, the Academy commissioned Chan to create a multi-media installation. The result was a live performance between Carnet de Voyage (Chan’s duo with Mimi Xu) and choreographer Zack Winokur, fusing sound, dance and architecture, performed in October 2015.

“Imagining the Space“ | 2015

Filmed performance in collaboration with the Central School of Ballet

A film featuring music composed by Chan and performed by The Central School of Ballet, guest dancer Cressida Bonas and Chan, screened at St. James’ Theatre (London).

“Parametricism” | 2013

Film Music

Chan’s multi-track composition for an abstract animation film by Zaha Hadid Architects shown at the Harlem International Film Festival.

Artist-in-Residence | Deloitte Ignite | The Royal Opera House | 2011

Chan was commissioned to curate and create a multi-day, mixed media performance involving art, fashion, music, film and dance, and collaborated with artists, Zack Winokur, Zowie Broach, the London Contemporary Orchestra, the Royal Ballet, The People Band and Mike Figgis. This resulted in nine performances over three days during Deloitte Ignite, the annual cross-disciplinary arts and culture festival.

“Paris, Je t’aime” | 2010

Performance art installation

The fashion brand, Boudicca, commissioned Chan to create and perform a live performance art installation involving sound design, lighting, grand piano and projected film (35 minutes) at Villa Lavoir (Paris).

“Past Present Future” | 2010

Multi-screen video installation

At the invitation of the art fair, ART HK, Chan created an installation exploring the relationship between music and personal identity. Using biographical material sourced from her family archive combined with new video footage shot in Hong Kong, Adam and Eve are seen in an art gallery while Chan plays “Träumerei” by Schumann with three different screens projecting imagery of her in the present, in the past as a small child and in the future as an old woman.

“Diva” | Sky Arts 3D | 2010

Mixed media performance for piano and dancers

“March of the Jingoists” | 20 Hoxton Square Gallery | 2009

Mixed media performance combining music and projection

Chan was commissioned by the gallery to create the “anthem” for the group show, “Embassy”, staged during Frieze Art Fair. Chan juxtaposed two pieces of music ironically. One composition written by Rosey, contained nationalistic musical tropes like fanfares, driving drums, trombones and a brass band. The other piece was Chopin’s sublime Nocturne in D Flat, chosen to represent the soul of the fictitious country. 

Collaborations

Carnet de Voyage

Live Performances | Doug Aitken “Station to Station” (month-long interdisciplinary culture festival) | The Barbican | London
Live Performance | Gagosian Gallery | Paris
Live Performance | Steinway Hall | London
Meltdown Festival | Southbank Queen Elizabeth Hall | London

Chan has a long-standing passion for electronic music, co-writing commercial music and writing music with pop producers.

In 2014, she founded classical-electronica duo, Carnet de Voyage, with fashion DJ sound designer, Mimi Xu. They made their first public appearance at London’s Meltdown Festival (curated by James Lavelle) and will release their first album, “Melo Disko” (produced by Mike Figgis), in 2018.

Suspicious Talks” (spoken word and music) | Rosey Chan, Fanny Ardant and London Metropolitan Quartet | Abbey Road Studios

Rosey Chan x Zack Winokur

“Dancing on Glass” live performance (dance and music), The Pompidou Centre
Deloitte Ignite live performance (dance and music), The Royal Opera House
“The Burlington Project” live performance (dance and music) | The Royal Academy of Arts

One of Chan’s favourite collaborative partners, Winokur is a leading dancer, choreographer and director, as well as co-director of the American Modern Opera Company.

Rosey Chan x Yasmine Hamdan

Marrakech Film Festival
King’s Place, London
Villa Petrolo, Tuscany
Momo’s, Beirut

Chan and Hamdan, the boundary-pushing, Lebanese singer-songwriter, have been collaborating since 2009 and approach music-making from very different directions, resulting in an inimitable fusion of folk, Western, Arabic, classical and pop influences.

Other collaborations past and present include:

Charles Dance
Mike Figgis
Shelly Verthime
Peter Macapia
Antony Gormley
C Music TV
The People Band
Client Earth (environmental charity)
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Liberatum Hong Kong
Stargate (Music Producers)
Modern Media Group (China)
The Invisible Men
Jaguar