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Christine Pan : Associate Artist

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Photo: Ester Maria Wong

Christine Pan is a Sydney-based composer known for her versatility in style and malleability in form. Her works intertwine Australian and Asian musical aesthetics and are often developed from social-cultural and philosophical frameworks. She has composed for physics professors and engineers to dancers and orchestras, often with a strong feeling of musical dramaturgy and demonstrates a poetic sense of musical trajectory. Pan is currently completing her Honours under the kind guidance of Ben Carey and Myfany Turpin at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

During her undergraduate studies, Pan collaborated with USYD where she wrote music for USYD's Innovation Week Gala Dinner and conducted the Sydney Convertorium Chinese Music Ensemble. In 2018, Pan began her career as a game music composer at No Moss Studios and her tracks has been showcased at Melbourne Pax and other conventions. Her works were soon premiered and published internationally, most notably Midnight Mission in Italy which was shortlisted out of 8000 submissions in the Kaleidoscope-2020 Call for Scores. Her chamber works have been performed by the Goldner Quartet, Ensemble Offspring, Kuringai Youth Orchestra, Ensemble Terra and the Judgement of Paris and has received notable commissions for Vivid Sydney and Musica Viva.

Pan also operates in many inter-disciplinary spaces and is experienced in health and music sectors having worked as a composer for Liverpool Hospital palliative care patients. Interested in multi-sensory concert experiences, she has also curated her own concert Spill The Tea, a series of solo chamber works inspired and paired with five different types of tea. She has appeared in Making Waves, Cutcommon and Hibernation Festival.

In 2021, Pan hopes to delve deeper into the film industry having just finished composing for dark family drama indie film, Colours of Silence. Her piece for solo cello, A Green Jaded Winter has been selected for publication in volume 25 of Women & Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture. While her viola solo piece, Shadow Work, was premiered by WASO associate principal violist Alex Brogan in Perth Concert Hall in June, she is currently working as a composer-in-residence with Filipinx production company Ka-llective at P.A.C.T and Casula Powerhouse for their new play, Salt Baby, due to be showcased in September. She is also on remote residency at Liverpool Hospital and is working with The Groundswell Project for their At Home Creative Legacy book publications.

Pan's upcoming commissions for 2021-2022 include works for harpist Kate Moloney supported by the ABC Classic and Jazz Commissioning Fund. She is thrilled to be joining Alaska's Composing in the Wilderness Program 2022 supported by Fairbanks Summer Festival. In the meantime, she aims to continue to showcase underrepresented artists with composer collective, Konzertprojekt, perform with her quintet, Somnus Quintet, continue to encourage youths to explore and develop their creativity.

Christine Pan — current to July 2021

Studied with

Ursula Caporali (2017 - 2019)

Amanda Cole (2018)

Paul Stanhope (2019)

Carl Vine (2020)

Ben Carey (2021 - current)