AUDREY CHEN and MARIA CHAVEZ (voice/cello and turntables)
"Friction and touch amplified by the body to mouth, strings to wood and the needle to speakers."
Chinese and Peruvian Americans, Chen and Chavez are two female artists who have been working parallel to one another for almost a decade but have never intersected their work until the winter of 2014 at CT-SWaM at Eyebeam Arts + Technology Center in Chelsea, NYC. Last spring, they also embarked on their first European tour across six countries. Both performers center their shared practices of improvisation to combine the cello with the sounds of the turntable & voice.