Andy Chia (Singapore)

Andy was trained classically in Chinese Flute performance at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. A National Arts Council scholar, he was also the first foreigner to receive an MA in dizi performance from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Seeking constant experimentation to explore the boundaries of the aesthetic and spiritual experience, Andy uses electronic effects and performance techniques such as flute boxing, throat singing, as well as crafting his own instruments. Andy is part of the experimental contemporary ethnic music collective SA (仨) and artistic Director of SAtheCollective Ltd (a Seed Grant recipient of FY 2016 to 2018).