Chamberlain Zhang is a Chinese electronic musician, dj, improviser, poet and sound artist born in Beijing.
Coming from a background of experimental techno dj, he tells stories by manipulating sounds while performing and composing.
He is interested in exploring new possibilities in sounds, and new ways to experience sounds: music through sonic meditation, improvisation, composition, installation, electro-acoustic, and collaboration. For Chamberlain, space and future inspires drive and creativity.
Chamberlain’s music and poetry are highly based on the idea of transcendence, using sounds to describe things that are larger, approaching something, leaving something, being mentally affected by something, imagining and creating those and other scenarios. He explores sounds integrated with movement and spatiality, producing sonic architecture that remains.
Chamberlain had studied / performed with Maggi Payne, William Winant, Pauline Oliveros, Zeena Parkins, Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, James Fei, Vasilios Papaioannu and many other artists around the world. He received Frog Peak Collective Experimental Music Award for outstanding experimental music performance in 2018 from Mills College where he received his MFA in electronic music and recording media.
His interests is not only in sound but also in striving and influencing culture since he was a teenager. He had worked on projects with Nike to develop youth culture and branding in China when he was 17. In 2008, he worked as a blogger / cultural influencer with London based creative agency Ruby Presudo, documenting and showcasing youth culture in China. In 2016, he worked as a creative consultant for PR company, High Team, his clients includes Tencent and many other global companies. He aims to break the barriers between the East and West, and create new possibilities and collaborations in the future.
I believe the task of any art is to connect human beings to their higher nature - c.z.