Heidi Chan - Guest Artist

Heidi Chan is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and music researcher. She plays Asian flutes (Chinese dongxiao, Japanese shinobue), percussion (Japanese taiko drums, percussion, drum kit), electronics (modular synth, software, effects) and bass ukulele.

She has performed with numerous music groups including professional Japanese taiko drumming ensemble Nagata Shachu (Toronto), ground-breaking rock band The Cliks (Toronto), and experimental music ensemble Brown Note Collective (Hong Kong).

She is currently a member of folktronic duo deenzi, experimental Japanese folk ensemble Ten Ten, ukulele duo My Bach Has Fleas, and continues to be involved in music projects that challenge and expand her musical knowledge, skills and sensitivities. She performs and collaborates regularly with a wide range of musicians and artists in Toronto and abroad.

Chan composes electronic music under her solo project Bachelard. She holds a Masters degree in music composition at York University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology at York University. She is also a Product Specialist at Saved By Technology, one of Canada's most unique music retailers specializing in computer-based music, audio, and video production equipment, and presents regularly on Ableton Live and other music technology-related things at the monthly Official Toronto Ableton Live User Group meetings.