Christen Lien
Music, photos and musings from the composer, violist, storyteller, martial artist and multi-media cosmonaut.
Me n’ my niece at the rock climbing gym. She’s visiting me this week… Last night we went climbing, and right now she’s banging on my drum set like a rock star. I think ‘Beautiful Badass’ might be her destiny.
At the rock climbing gym! When I was in college I was a climbing junkie. I was at the gym twice a week, I couldn’t get enough… And when I moved to California I stopped climbing for some reason. But I’m back! And it’s good to be back, I love this climbing monkey-business. (at Sender One Climbing)
This is Danielle @mischiefphoto. She is one of my dearest friends in the entire Milky Way, and a tremendously talented, highly trained shaman. I flew her to LA to add some supersonic sounds to my new album. We’re going quantum on this shit. #subliminalmessagesarereal
Just wrapped a photo shoot with @1rastanja! We captured some sexy shots today… lots of skin. #comingsoon #photography
When you’re making an album, the majority of the time is not spent on recording the notes, but working on the mix between all of the notes and tracks. This means lots of computer time and hours of detailed listening. Consequently, you find yourself looking at the back of your producer’s head quite often. This is the back of @hilljam’s faux-hawked head. Everyone say “Hiiiii back of Jamie’s head!!”  (at Los Angeles, California)
It’s production time again for the new album! After taking some time and letting my new body of work have some time to breathe, I’m reunited with producer-extraordinaire @hilljam, making a few additions and tweaks to the album. One magical addition is the voice of Amy Walker, who worked so hard today to provide beautiful vocals to one of the songs. Amy, you are a talented goddess and we’re in love with the rock star performance you brought to the tangle. I can’t wait for the world to hear what we did today. You sang like an angel… in @shannoncurtismusic’s closet. #music #comingsoon #la #losangeles #inmycloset
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These babes would like to wish you a happy 4th of July. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‰ (at Los Angeles, California)
Yea Boiiiiii!!!!! #dodgers #bling (at Dodger Stadium)
For anyone who is into immersive or interactive media, geodesic domes, my music, and most of all, dolphins, whales and the ocean, I have something awesome for you… Tonight at the Vortex Dome at LA Center Studios is a preview of the new immersive film CETACEA that my friend Lawrence Curtis directed, and features music from my brand spankin’ new album. You’ll be immersed into the underwater dolphin world with 360 degrees of projection and 5.1 surround sound of my music. 

Tonight’s screening of CETACEA is a short version of the project, a sneak preview. The event will also feature other video artists presenting immersive art that sometimes interactive, sometimes mythological. It’ll be an amazing sensory experience for all. 

The event is tonight from 6:30-9:30pm and tickets are still available! Join us people, it’s gonna be super fun. You can buy tickets and read more about the event here: