Debut Album (EP) "Eternal" of 4 original compositions was released on April 24th 2022. https://owenchen.hearnow.com/.
Each piece draws from different sources of personal musical inspiration in Owen's life experiences, with contrasting themes to paint a picture of the different melodies that contributed to his evergrowing "eternal" musical journey.
This music was brought to life by a phenomenal band of New York musicians - Sukyung Kim (piano), Sunhyun Yoo (saxophone), Sean Hannon (Bass), and Joshua Roberts (Drums)
Owen Chen Quintet at the Eternal Album Release concert Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 May 24th 2022
Let's eat is an animated short that centers around the relationship of a Chinese-American immigrant family and the unspoken translations of love into food. Owen contributed to this film as an acoustic guitarist for the original soundtrack. More details around this film can be found at www.letseatshortfilm.com
Apart from music, Owen worked as a staff software engineer for LinkedIn, on the Feed Infrastructure and Ads Platform teams, contributing to building software products that influence 500 million users. Owen has completed his dual Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley, having conducted research in the field of Computational Cognition, published in Nature Human Behavior scientific journal, and has startup industry experience in educational technology in London startup accelerators (TechStars).