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Origin of You: Mindy Meng Wang 王萌 and Sui Zhen


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Beloved Chinese-Australian composers Mindy Meng Wang 王萌 and Becky Sui Zhen explore their new musical partnership Origin of You, complete with a special live performance.

About the Event

Origin of You by Mindy Meng Wang 王萌 and Becky Sui Zhen is a highly personal musical exploration of lived experiences of migration, motherhood, grief and reconnecting with identity.  

The album uses three central motifs: 空 (Kōng), or Emptiness; 疼 (Téng), or Pain; 气 (Chi), sometimes known as ‘Energy’ to explore these stories.  

Live at The Wheeler Centre, Wang and Zhen come together with host Eugenia Lim to talk about their craft, the origins of their collaboration and the importance of storytelling, complete with a mesmerising live performance of their new work.  


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Auslan interpreting available by request

Companion tickets available

Registered Assistance Animals welcome

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About the Album

Origin of You is out now via Music in Exile.


Mindy Meng Wang 王萌

Mindy Meng Wang 王萌 is a versatile Chinese/Australian Composer and world leading contemporary Guzheng Performing Artist. She is a pioneer to bring the Guzheng (ancient Chinese harp) into many western genres such as experimental, Jazz, western classical, Electronic, pop and improvisation. In the U... Read more

Sui Zhen

Becky Sui Zhen Freeman is a Chinese-Malaysian Australian artist, musician and creative producer working across audio, visual and interactive mediums. Throughout her discography and performances in her musical project Sui Zhen, loss is examined on multiple levels, from the death of our loved ones to ... Read more

Eugenia Lim

Eugenia Lim is an artist of Chinese-Singaporean ancestry who works across body, lens, social and spatial practice to explore how migration, capital and encounter cut, divide and bond our interdependent world. Based on unceded Wurundjeri lands in the Kulin Nation, Lim has shown at the Tate Modern (GB... Read more


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