This free performance will be livestreamed at CCRMA Live.
In-person seating at CCRMA Stage is limited to Stanford affiliates only. Please register here with your Stanford email address (non-Stanford email addresses will be discarded). Each guest must bring their Stanford ID card to tap it at the front door and wear a mask at all times while inside The Knoll.
Victoria Shen (she/her) is a sound artist, experimental music performer, and instrument-maker born and raised in San Francisco. Her sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Her music features analog modular synthesizers (Flower Electronics), amplified objects, and other self-built electronics. These instruments are designed to electronically reproduce chaotic systems, systems which are highly sensitive to small changes in their initial parameters. The resulting music eschews conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of extreme textures and gestural tones.
Shen has performed solo across North America, Japan, Mexico, and Europe as Victoria Shen and Evicshen and as half of the duo TRIM in North America and the UK. Some notable venues in which she has performed include Boston City Hall, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, ISSUE Project Room NY, DOMMUNE Tokyo, and Petreon Sculpture Park Cyprus. Shen has also been an artist in residence at Elektronmusikstudion EMS Stockholm , WORM Rotterdam, Kurimanzutto New York, and the Sound Laboratory of the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen.