IMAGE: Tarek Atoui: The Whisperers Lab (featuring Henna Chou), The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2022. Artwork © Tarek Atoui. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Leon Alesi.

Musician-in-Residence: Henna Chou

From February 1–15, peek in to the Jones Center's second floor gallery space to observe musician-in-residence Henna Chou experimenting with materials or leading interactive workshops. Artist Tarek Atoui and The Contemporary Austin have invited three musicians—each paired with members from local community organizations⁠—to work during two-week residencies that will culminate in the creation of new works for the upcoming exhibition Tarek Atoui: The Whisperers.

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Henna Chou is a sound explorer with experiences living in Tucson, Arizona; Overland Park, Kansas; Berkeley, California; Ames, Iowa; Beijing, China; and Montpelier, Vermont. Chou is a volunteer with Church of the Friendly Ghost (COTFG) and Salvage Vanguard Theater and enjoys participating in the Austin, Texas creative community as a cellist, guitarist, keyboardist, and sound artist. Previous participations include work with Paper Chairs Theater, BLiPSWiTCH, Collide Arts, The Blanton Museum of Art, New Music Co-Op, Stop Motion Orchestra, Go: Organic Orchestra, Phonography Austin, Golden Hornet, Heloise Gold, and The Resonant Lung.