Chrysanthe Tan

is creating things with strings

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About Chrysanthe Tan

Hi, my name is Chrysanthe (Cri-SAN-thi), and I am a violinist, composer, poet, and singer-songwriter. If Andrew Bird, Joni Mitchell, and Laurie Anderson had a lovechild, raised that child on Cambodian and Greek folk songs, then stuck a violin in her hands...that would be me. I draw inspiration from many things -- including my heritage and existence as a queer, autistic, neurodivergent person and even other obsessions like Star Wars, Disneyland, classical music, and literature.

I make things with strings! 🎻 I hope you like violins as much as I do!

Solo originals, covers, improvisations, looping pedals, acoustic, electric, string arrangements, modern classical, guitar-violin music, folk pop, synthpop, violin with spoken word...all of these are game on my Patreon, so I hope you like surprises...

I share other things with my patrons too: poems, podcasts, articles, videos, chapbooks, and more. I even share photos from my personal journal, because I firmly believe that life and art walk hand in hand.

A few good reasons to become my patron:

  • My patrons are by far the closest members of my artistic community. We are a family. We even hang out in a chatroom once a month for virtual movie nights.
  • Patrons receive early access and even exclusive access to my music and unreleased demos. I even share in-progress lyrics sometimes.
  • Postcards, personal thank-you videos, and behind-the-scenes access for all!
  • $3 patrons receive free downloads of every song I share, even unreleased things.
  • I do weekly livestreams (!) of my violin practice and composing for my $5 patrons. These are completely raw and real, complete with the occasional emotional breakdown or revelation.
  • Private journal entries. (Really. I'm still waiting for my patrons to tell me I'm TMI.)
  • Sheet music, merch discounts, Producer credit, and so much more.
  • It costs as little as $1 per month to be my patron! 
  • Moreover, your patronage is a strong vote of support for indie, queer, poc, autistic, and other disabled artists like myself. Really, your support and community means everything to me.
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. Thanks so much for considering joining my Patreon family! 🙏🏼

Some past things I've made!

"Battle of the Heroes" cover (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)

"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 was recently named 1 of 10 Contemporary LGBTQ Composers You Should Know in 2018. I'm Cambodian-Chinese-Greek and was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. I have a badass little cat named Anakin. I grew up playing piano, violin, and guitar. I started composing a bit later, because I suddenly realized "hey, composers don't have to be dead white guys!" My debut album, Stories, came out in 2015, while I was on a world tour with Ariana Grande (I was her violinist)! I've also toured, recorded, and performed with Halsey, Paul Anka, Alicia Keys, Marco Antonio Solís, Bastille, Common, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, PJ Morton, Skylar Gray, Dumbfoundead, and many more. I have an experimental-classical guitar/violin duo called Duo Meranti. I've won some awards and done some fancy things as a violinist and composer, but I won't bore you. Writing is a huge part of my practice, and I like to make poems and chapbooks. I studied Creative Writing in college and grad school and actually didn't have my first Music degree until 2017 (it's never too late to go back)! I'm vegan and OBSESSED with sweet potatoes. Sourdough bread is also high up there (unlike tofu and green juices). What else is there to say? Big introvert, INTJ, Slytherin, obsessed with social media (in both practice and theory), swear by podcasts and even host two of my own. Note to self: Edit this way down. Biographies sure are boring!

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When I reach 121 patrons, I will gift every single patron with their own copy of the Stories Digital Album AND(!!!) the entire Stories Sheet Music Collection (valued at $100)!
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