Mark Chan (born 1958) is a
Singaporean composer, recording artist,
singer, instrumentalist, poet and painter.
He is recognised as one of
Singapore's premier composers, particularly for his unique blend of
Eastern and Western styles of music. Mark is currently based in
, but also spends significant time
in Singapore and Paris.
Mark completed his secondary education in Anglo-Chinese School
, where he was a
His work includes seven solo albums released under various
labels("China Blue" - BMG, "Traveling Under The Light of the Full
Moon", "Nature Boy" - Hori Pro, Japan), theatrical works, TV shows
("Common Threads", "Retro Trek" and live performances.)
In the past 10 years, Mark has created a varied and interesting
body of workincluding the chamber opera "Opiume" (which was
performed at the 2004 Singapore
and the Hong Kong New Vision Festival),
collaborations with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra
as "Email & Eternity" (2003) and contemporary dance ("Dreaming
of Kuanyin, Meeting Madonna" - a 2007 Singapore Arts Festival
collaboration with Arts Fission (http://www.artsfission.org).
In 2003, he received critical acclaim for scoring the Chinese
silent film "Little Toys
". He has since
performed this at the Hong Kong and Singapore Arts Festivals, the
Copenhagen Images of Asia Festival and the 2007 Shanghai
International Arts Festival.