^Francisco Mela (left) & Shinya Lin (right)
Shinya Lin is a contemporary music performer-composer-improviser, and co-founder of Chaospace, an emerging community for Asian artists curation in New York City. Most recent he collaborated with legendary drummer Francisco Mela with the album “Motions” on 577 Records of improvised music and received 4 stars review on DownBeat magazine. He performs an array of music, including new music, jazz, improvised music, and electronic music. As focusing on piano, prepared piano, and electronics, he draws on strong influences from John Cage and Cecil Taylor, to accept whatever it comes, there is only enjoyment, exploring soundscapes triggered by life and nature. Shinya has performed at notable venues like Dizzy's Club and Birdland, and as a piano concerto soloist with The Florida Orchestra. Shinya started stepping into improvised music deeply and developed his personal musical ideas during his studying at Berklee College of Music, ‘being present’ is a huge step he works toward music, for him, music is inseparable from the ordinary lifestyle, people gathered and connected, naturally, and began to realize the idea of life; Shinya is currently in Master of Music Performer-Composer program at The New School, and began creative path with New York artists.