S I Y I  C H E N
Screen Composer / Guzheng Performer

Siyi Chen is a brooklyn based Chinese screen composer and guzheng performer. She has constantly been exploring music communication among different genres of music.

Siyi is a recipient of the 2022 NYC Women's Fund for for Media, Music & Theatre​.  for her project New Shidaiqu.


Siyi has scored seven games, in which Hot Pot For One
has been selected as one of the finalists for the BAFTA Student Awards for Immersive, and 21 indie video games to look forward to in 2021 in Polygon. Hot Pot For One has also been featured in events, such as Wholesome Direct 2021, PixelPop Festival 2021, and After Intermission: Emerging Artist Group Exhibition 景隙.  Siyi has devoted herself to 12 film compositions. The films she scored have been selected for Los Angeles Short Film Festival, Dreamer’s Short Film Festival, and Kolhapur International Short Film Festival.
 
Additional to her contribution to media world. She is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of interaction the tradition and the technology, as well as  fostering community engaments. In 2021,  Siyi was selected from over 600 applications for the Onebeat Virtual Residency She introduced traditional Chinese instrument guzheng and Chinese music elements to the residency and delved into the possibilities of producing music with 35 musicians.

Studied under the tutelage of film orchestrator Sonny Kompanek (Three Kings, True-Grit, Twilight: Breaking Dawn), Grammy-nominated producer Tony Dofat, siyi grows as a mutual composer, songwriter, and producer around the game and film industry.

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