Ellen Phan

The Graham Foundation

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Ellen Phan premieres new computer music for Lampo. In Tension and Release, she centers the work around a series of vulnerable, private therapeutic Neuro-Linguistic Programming sessions with her mentor over the course of three years that focus on releasing grief, people pleasing, inner child work, and navigating the complexities of motherhood.

Ellen Phan (b.1986, Fountain Valley, Calif.) is a computer music artist. Therapy-specific methodologies are employed as source material, modulated through a variety of processing and synthesis. Hers is a distinctly hallucinatory psychoacoustic sound world aimed directly, with intent and focus, at the subconscious mind.

She has performed at CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), Stanford University; Algorithmic Art Assembly, San Francisco; Hangar, Barcelona; The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles; Desert Daze Festival, Lake Perris; Corridor Festival, Seattle; and Indexical, Santa Cruz. Her music has been published by Bánh Mì Verlag, Anòmia, Nada Recs and LOL Editions, with a forthcoming release on Rope Editions. Phan also has a hypnotherapy practice, and her work in hypnotism informs her approach to sonics. She lives in Los Angeles.

Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation