Ya-Lan Chan is a Taiwanese composer currently based in New York. She has actively participated in many music festivals and workshops, such as Etchings festival, Darmstadt music festival, Yarn/Wire institute, Unheard-of ensemble collaborative composer initiative workshop, and Loretto project. Chan is interested in the creative process of music-making, especially in exploring the relationship between technology and humans and how these two shaped each other during the time. She also collaborated with various artistic mediums and had done so with animation, poetry, dancing, and lighting design.
Chan is a D.M.A. candidate at Manhattan School of Music, where she serves as a teaching fellow and tutor in the theory department. Chan received her M.M. in composition at Manhattan School of Music and B.M. at Taipei University of the Arts. Her most influential teachers have been Reiko Füting, Susan Botti, and Tsung-Hsien Yang.
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