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Szu-Han "Zoe" Chen is a Taiwanese media composer, orchestrator, and producer currently based in Los Angeles. Zoe is passionate about telling stories through music, and her musical ideas are largely inspired by colors, visual components, and the emotional nuances inherent in each narrative. With a background in classical violin performance, Zoe thoroughly enjoys exploring different musical genres; she is excited about discovering new sounds and enriching her musical palette through each of her scoring projects. Recently, her scoring works have been screened at the Australian Women's Film Festival 2023 and the DGA Student Film Awards Ceremony 2023.

Zoe holds Undergraduate and MM degrees in Violin Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she also studied music theory, composition, and improvisation. She graduated from NYU's MM Screen Scoring program. She is a recipient of the Taiwan Ministry of Education Scholarship for Study Abroad for the year 2022-2023.

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No Memories Lost (2023)

No Memories Lost (2023)

DGA Student Film Awards 2023 Best Documentary Student Filmmaker (East Region) | Dir. Jiale Hu | Original Music by Zoe Chen

The Flower

The Flower

Short 3D Animation Dir. Yiyang Ye | Original Music & Sound Design by Zoe Chen | The Official Selection of AniMate – Australia Animation Film Festival 2024, Cine Paris Film Festival 2024, 10th ARFF Paris International Awards 2024, Australian Womens Film Festival 2023

In Summer Dreams

In Summer Dreams

Short 3D Animation Dir. Ashley Cheng-Jie Liu

NYU Dolan Studio Recording session with electric guitarist Oz Noy

Playing the violin in a recording session

Fridays@1 Masterclass

Fridays@1 Masterclass

At NYU Screen Scoring's Fridays@1 masterclass, work being critiqued by guest speaker Ashley Irwin

A Second Look (2022)

A Second Look (2022)

Documentary film produced & directed by Caroline Coyer “A Second Look” (2022) follows Jolene Russ’s crusade to change criminal justice laws in New York and free her husband, Bryon Russ, from what she and her supporters believe is an unjust and racist sentence. Original Score Composed by Szu-Han Zoe Chen

NYU Dolan Studio String quartet recording session

Contemporary music concert at Longy School of Music

To Steinway  (A♭)

To Steinway (A♭)

Sound Installation (2022) | Taichung, Taiwan Collaboration with award-winning artist Ting-Jung Chen as Musical Concept Consultant and MIDI Programmer.

If She is Not Sitting in the Room

If She is Not Sitting in the Room

Sound Installation (2021) | Taipei, Taiwan Collaboration with award-winning artist Ting-Jung Chen as Musical Concept Consultant and Soundtrack Co-creator.

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