Chloe’s interest in jazz and improvised music has been growing since she came to Australia in 2012. She developed her strength as a drummer whilst studying Jazz Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and extended her studies into a Masters by Research (2020 - 2021). She has broadened her view and experience as a musician by actively getting involved in the current Australian music scene and as a result, was appointed as a lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium Drum Set department in 2021.
Chloe values playing and knowledge-sharing opportunities with her family-like cohorts in Australia.
She co-leads several bands that are highly active in Sydney's jazz, improvising, experimental music scene, including minimalist/drone/jazz/rock group HOLOPEAK, a bass/drum duo JACHLO, a 9-piece female jazz ensemble RAINPATTERNS and percussion trio TA GO LAK which responds Korean folk and Shamanic drumming traditions. With these groups, Chloe developed her capacity in bringing individual tastes and influences that span various genres together.
Highlights of Chloe’s career to date include performing with established Australian musicians such as Simon Barker, Barney McAll, Christopher Hale, Jeremy Rose (she was featured as a soloist in Jeremy Rose’s 'Disruption: The Voice Of Drums' at Sydney Festival 2021), Alister Spence, Hilary Geddes, Andrea Keller, Chris Abrahams and Matt Keegan. Chloe also works closely with various organisations: she has been a translator for a Korean Pansori master, Ildong Bae, faculty assistant, artist minder and performer in the Australian Art Orchestra’s Creative Music Intensive Course (2016 – 2021), Interlingua Symposium (2017, 2018) and various concert series. She has been given privileged opportunities to play at the Vivid Festival (2016, 2017), Sydney Con International Jazz Festival (2018, 2021). Chloe has been having an ongoing interaction with Museum of Old and New Arts (Tasmania, 2016 - 2021) and the Sydney Improvised Music Association: Young Womens Jazz Orchestra (2016), Winter Jazz (2017), the International Women’s Jazz Festival (2017, 2018) and featured in Sonic Futures (2019) as an outstanding young jazz talent.
Chloe wishes to express the inspirations and passion she absorbed from being in a generous and encouraging music environment in Australia through making music continuously. Becoming an encouraging musician and friend with a strong sense of community and offer back inspiration - is also Chloe's ongoing motivation.
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