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Christen Lien is an avant-garde artist who creates an innovative brand of musical storytelling. She bends the classical genre by integrating innovative technology and collaborating with artists and musicians from many mediums. Christen has performed for heads of state, diplomats, Fortune 100 executives, royalty, celebrities, and has inspired many crowds around the globe. "I wanted to create a music and storytelling project that explored the dark side of hope, an experience that investigated not only how hope aids us in times of need, but also explored how hope can hold us back, how it is used tirelessly in political propaganda and mass manipulation," said Christen Lien. "I believe our lack of exploration around the dark side of hope is a blind spot for our society, and the vehicle for this exploration is the music, poetry and story of ELPIS."
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INTER: Canada, Spain, Slovakia, Australia
Online: Soulandjazz.com, Passion Musique et Culture, GURU
Christen Lien performs 'Unconditional' at NEXUS Global 2018
Christen Lien's provocative compositions, hypnotic performance style, and innovative entrepreneurial business approach all reflect her passion for challenging the status quo. Through her art she seeks to support her fans to process the complex and oftentimes dark emotions that oppress individual potential and hold back collective power. Lien is an avant-garde artist who creates an innovative brand of mus...
Christen Lien's ELPIS - basis for 'Sketch 8: Origin Stories' ballet
Christen Lien's ELPIS is becoming a ballet! And not only will it feature the album's music and the story, Lien will be performing the music live on stage with the dancers in a collaboration with acclaimed choreographer Amy Seiwert, as part of Sketch 8: Origin Stories" night of dance at the ODC Theater in SF. The first presentation will be June 28-30th in San Francisco, with Seiwer...
GURU says; Christen Lien's 'ELPIS' is a sit back, relax & think album. Very nice stuff
Starting with the prologue, do I hear the similarities to Jean Luc Ponty. That is a good comparison as you can get for a violin, in this case, viola. Inside the CD package comes a booklet with what each song is about, as they are all instrumental. This is a sit back, relax & think album. Very nice stuff. If you are a fan of Jean Luc Ponty, you will most likely like this. Give it a listen & let me...
Christen Lien set to release - The Escape / Broadway World
Musician and Performing Artist Christen Lien releases the video for new single "The Escape" on May 2nd. This haunting track is punctuated by minimalist visuals and becomes the first video from her highly anticipated album ELPIS. "The Escape" video is over 8-minutes long and was shot with authenticity in mind. A difficult task, Christen Lien wanted to show her raw talent in a one-take performance piece. I...