CAROLYN CHEN has made music for supermarket, demolition district and the dark. Recent projects include a hug quartet and commissions for Klangforum Wien and the LA Phil. Her listening is informed by playing the guqin, the Chinese zither traditionally used for private meditation in nature. Described by The New York Times as “consistently alluring . . . a quiet but lush meditation,” her work has been presented in 25 countries and supported by the Berlin Prize, the Fulbright Program, ASCAP’s Fred Ho Award, Stanford University’s Sudler Prize, Soros Fellowships for New Americans, MATA Festival and impuls Festival.