Music Boxed

Capturing the zeitgeist of confinement and tedium quarantine, Stephen transposes his musical compositions onto a programmable music box mechanism. manually marking out and punching out the notes onto the card that activates the music box mechanism – each note, each rhythm constrained within the lines.

dissonance productions
Started by trans-discplinary art-ivist Stephen Chen to consolidate his recent work; as well as facilitate collaboration with others. Stephen’s oeuvre is often allegorical as well as simultaneously deconstruct and hybridize the very forms he works in. Disdaining academic and esoteric expressions, as well as institutional conventions and practices, Stephen explores complex ideas and issues immanent in his works through experiments in form and technique.