Chrysanthe Tan is creating things with strings
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Hi, my name is Chrysanthe (Cri-SAN-thi), and I am a Cambodian-Greek-American composer, violinist, pianist, and writer. I am also queer, vegan, autistic, and a massive Star Wars nerd.  

What I Make

First and foremost, I make music with violins!!! Ok, I do much more than that too, but "things with strings" are my specialty. Solo originals, solo covers, string arrangements, violin improv, violins + looping pedal, acoustic, electric, classical, Cambodian/Greek folk music, my guitar-violin duo, super experimental, super pop, and more...the violin is my instrument, my voice, and my favorite thing to compose for and with. 

I make other things too. Things that don't fit nicely into a genre. Poems, podcasts, articles. I hope you like them! This also includes visual scores, music for other instruments, handmade chapbooks, critical essays and reviews, short stories and memoirs, all kinds of videos, tutorials, and more. 

Why Should I Become A Patron?

All it takes is $1/month to become a member of my artistic family. Your dollar goes a long way! It gives you access to new music, early releases, virtual movie hangs (these are so much fun), behind the scenes essays about my process, livestreams, spontaneous giveaways, merch discounts, daily Lens stories (like Instagram stories but just for patrons), and more. Moreover, your patronage is a strong vote of support for indie, queer, poc, and disabled artists like myself. I've have experienced a great deal of the toxicity within the entertainment industry, and the less I have to rely on the "big guys" for sustenance, the more creatively and independently I can shine in my art. While I will still make art whether I have a million patrons or just 1, the more patrons I have, the more time and resources I can realistically devote to my craft.

Rewards

As a small token of appreciation for the huge gift of artistic freedom that you're giving me, you receive all the patron perks detailed to the right. Examples include monthly movie nights, spontaneous postcards and gifts, mp3s, journal entries, and weekly Woodshed Wednesday livestreams -- where I practice violin, record music, or write songs while you watch in realtime. 
By becoming a member of my Patreon family, you are playing a pivotal role in my developing career and future as an independent artist. I cannot overstate what this means to me. Thank you!


Some past things I've made!

"You've Got Time" cover (Regina Spektor)


"My Way" cover (KmengKhmer)


"Ithaca" from my Stories album.


"On the Other Hand" - a piece for solo violin

"If You Lived In Your Body" for violins and spoken word


A handmade chapbook of poetry and short prose that goes with my Stories album.
    

Boring biographical stuff:

I live in LA. I'm Cambodian-Chinese-Greek and was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. I have a little cat named Anakin. I grew up playing piano and violin. I started composing a bit later. Released my debut album, Stories, last year. I have an experimental-classical guitar/violin duo called Duo Meranti. I've done a ton of touring, TV, pop work, and some weird things I won't mention here. Artists I've played, recorded, toured, appeared with, etc, include Ariana Grande, Paul Anka, Halsey, Alicia Keys, Marco Antonio Solís, Bastille, Common, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, Skylar Gray, Dumbfoundead/Parker, and lots more, I'm sure. About once a month, someone tweets me asking if they saw me on Glee, and yes, that was me in the array of fuzzy cardigans, playing violin in the magical, teleporting, perpetually-class-ditching backup band. I've won some awards and done some fancy things as a violinist and composer, but I don't feel like looking them up. Writing is a huge part of my practice, and I like to make poems and chapbooks and things. My MFA is in Creative Writing actually, not Music (yet). I'm vegan, and I like sourdough bread and sweet potatoes, but yikes, I don't like tofu or green smoothies. What else is there to say? Oh yeah, I'm a big introvert, INTJ, Slytherin, obsessed with social media (in both practice and theory), swear by podcasts, and I went back to school after my last tour with Ariana Grande to finish up my Composition/Violin Performance Master's degree -- I'll finally be graduating in May 2017. Note to self: Edit this way the hell down. Gosh, biographies are boring!


Tiers
Street Team
$1 or more per month
We're family now.
  • Access to my patron-only feed -- full of juicy BTS.
  • A personalized video message when joining. (NEW)
  • Dedicated violin improv vid from me to you (first 100 patrons)
  • "First 150 Club": First 150 patrons will always receive extra love (including having your name displayed at all my shows) as my patrons grow!
  • Virtual movie hangouts.
  • 15% off all merch!!!
Bonus Tier
$3 or more per month
You want the goods.
  • Free downloads of all the new music I release!
  • New: downloads of the secret demos I release too!
  • New: downloads of non-musical things I create.
  • Plus all of the above.
Inner Circle
$5 or more per month
You care about process.
  • Watch my Wednesday Woodsheds! WWs are unpolished, uncut, and unedited practice, composition, and songwriting sessions that I stream live from my living room. Served with a healthy dose of cursing and meltdowns (sorry)!
  • All of above
Collector
$11 or more per month
You're a connoisseur. 
  • Free sheet music for everything as I make it! This could mean scores, chord charts, lyric sheets, and more.
  • Additional "collector-y" content I make and find -- drafts of scores, sketches, etc. Basically, the stuff people would pay lots of money for if only I were The Beatles. 😂
  • All above rewards.
PS: 11 is a special number to me, so you've chosen this tier wisely.
Producer
$20 or more per month
Whether Executive Producer or Music Producer, one thing is certain: You're a leader, a tastemaker, a creator.
  • Executive producer credit: Your name and a link of choice will be proudly displayed on the Friends page of my website. You will also receive scrolling/description credit on my videos. 
  • Music producer pack (NEW!): Every month, you will receive a package of assorted string stems I have recorded that month. You can use them as you wish (please share results)!
  • All above rewards.
VIP
$50 or more per month

Let's go deep.

  • One time: After your first contribution has been processed, you will receive the Stories Sheet Music Bundle -- 124 pages of full score and parts for the pieces on my Stories album (valued at $100).
  • Once per quarter (4x/year), you and I will have a one-on-one 45-minute Skype lesson/hangout! You can use this time however you'd like: virtual violin lessons, music business tips, vegan tips, Star Wars nerding, etc.
  • All of the above.
Goals
130 of 150 patrons
"First 150 Club"
Woohoo, our family has reached 150 patrons! If you're one of them, consider yourself in the First 150 Club. Your early support means so much to me, so as my patrons grow, I will shower you with extra love and perks.
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Hi, my name is Chrysanthe (Cri-SAN-thi), and I am a Cambodian-Greek-American composer, violinist, pianist, and writer. I am also queer, vegan, autistic, and a massive Star Wars nerd.  

What I Make

First and foremost, I make music with violins!!! Ok, I do much more than that too, but "things with strings" are my specialty. Solo originals, solo covers, string arrangements, violin improv, violins + looping pedal, acoustic, electric, classical, Cambodian/Greek folk music, my guitar-violin duo, super experimental, super pop, and more...the violin is my instrument, my voice, and my favorite thing to compose for and with. 

I make other things too. Things that don't fit nicely into a genre. Poems, podcasts, articles. I hope you like them! This also includes visual scores, music for other instruments, handmade chapbooks, critical essays and reviews, short stories and memoirs, all kinds of videos, tutorials, and more. 

Why Should I Become A Patron?

All it takes is $1/month to become a member of my artistic family. Your dollar goes a long way! It gives you access to new music, early releases, virtual movie hangs (these are so much fun), behind the scenes essays about my process, livestreams, spontaneous giveaways, merch discounts, daily Lens stories (like Instagram stories but just for patrons), and more. Moreover, your patronage is a strong vote of support for indie, queer, poc, and disabled artists like myself. I've have experienced a great deal of the toxicity within the entertainment industry, and the less I have to rely on the "big guys" for sustenance, the more creatively and independently I can shine in my art. While I will still make art whether I have a million patrons or just 1, the more patrons I have, the more time and resources I can realistically devote to my craft.

Rewards

As a small token of appreciation for the huge gift of artistic freedom that you're giving me, you receive all the patron perks detailed to the right. Examples include monthly movie nights, spontaneous postcards and gifts, mp3s, journal entries, and weekly Woodshed Wednesday livestreams -- where I practice violin, record music, or write songs while you watch in realtime. 
By becoming a member of my Patreon family, you are playing a pivotal role in my developing career and future as an independent artist. I cannot overstate what this means to me. Thank you!


Some past things I've made!

"You've Got Time" cover (Regina Spektor)


"My Way" cover (KmengKhmer)


"Ithaca" from my Stories album.


"On the Other Hand" - a piece for solo violin

"If You Lived In Your Body" for violins and spoken word


A handmade chapbook of poetry and short prose that goes with my Stories album.
    

Boring biographical stuff:

I live in LA. I'm Cambodian-Chinese-Greek and was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. I have a little cat named Anakin. I grew up playing piano and violin. I started composing a bit later. Released my debut album, Stories, last year. I have an experimental-classical guitar/violin duo called Duo Meranti. I've done a ton of touring, TV, pop work, and some weird things I won't mention here. Artists I've played, recorded, toured, appeared with, etc, include Ariana Grande, Paul Anka, Halsey, Alicia Keys, Marco Antonio Solís, Bastille, Common, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, Skylar Gray, Dumbfoundead/Parker, and lots more, I'm sure. About once a month, someone tweets me asking if they saw me on Glee, and yes, that was me in the array of fuzzy cardigans, playing violin in the magical, teleporting, perpetually-class-ditching backup band. I've won some awards and done some fancy things as a violinist and composer, but I don't feel like looking them up. Writing is a huge part of my practice, and I like to make poems and chapbooks and things. My MFA is in Creative Writing actually, not Music (yet). I'm vegan, and I like sourdough bread and sweet potatoes, but yikes, I don't like tofu or green smoothies. What else is there to say? Oh yeah, I'm a big introvert, INTJ, Slytherin, obsessed with social media (in both practice and theory), swear by podcasts, and I went back to school after my last tour with Ariana Grande to finish up my Composition/Violin Performance Master's degree -- I'll finally be graduating in May 2017. Note to self: Edit this way the hell down. Gosh, biographies are boring!


Recent posts by Chrysanthe Tan

Tiers
Street Team
$1 or more per month
We're family now.
  • Access to my patron-only feed -- full of juicy BTS.
  • A personalized video message when joining. (NEW)
  • Dedicated violin improv vid from me to you (first 100 patrons)
  • "First 150 Club": First 150 patrons will always receive extra love (including having your name displayed at all my shows) as my patrons grow!
  • Virtual movie hangouts.
  • 15% off all merch!!!
Bonus Tier
$3 or more per month
You want the goods.
  • Free downloads of all the new music I release!
  • New: downloads of the secret demos I release too!
  • New: downloads of non-musical things I create.
  • Plus all of the above.
Inner Circle
$5 or more per month
You care about process.
  • Watch my Wednesday Woodsheds! WWs are unpolished, uncut, and unedited practice, composition, and songwriting sessions that I stream live from my living room. Served with a healthy dose of cursing and meltdowns (sorry)!
  • All of above
Collector
$11 or more per month
You're a connoisseur. 
  • Free sheet music for everything as I make it! This could mean scores, chord charts, lyric sheets, and more.
  • Additional "collector-y" content I make and find -- drafts of scores, sketches, etc. Basically, the stuff people would pay lots of money for if only I were The Beatles. 😂
  • All above rewards.
PS: 11 is a special number to me, so you've chosen this tier wisely.
Producer
$20 or more per month
Whether Executive Producer or Music Producer, one thing is certain: You're a leader, a tastemaker, a creator.
  • Executive producer credit: Your name and a link of choice will be proudly displayed on the Friends page of my website. You will also receive scrolling/description credit on my videos. 
  • Music producer pack (NEW!): Every month, you will receive a package of assorted string stems I have recorded that month. You can use them as you wish (please share results)!
  • All above rewards.
VIP
$50 or more per month

Let's go deep.

  • One time: After your first contribution has been processed, you will receive the Stories Sheet Music Bundle -- 124 pages of full score and parts for the pieces on my Stories album (valued at $100).
  • Once per quarter (4x/year), you and I will have a one-on-one 45-minute Skype lesson/hangout! You can use this time however you'd like: virtual violin lessons, music business tips, vegan tips, Star Wars nerding, etc.
  • All of the above.