Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Harmonic Essence: Performance and Artist Talk

A mesmerizing synthesis of live cello and guzheng performance with digitally generated projections. 

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Watch an undulating tapestry of shapes and patterns glide across the gallery walls, moving and changing in response to the sound of a live cello and guzheng performance. Highlighting the complexity and beauty of human expression in the digital age, this spontaneous dance between the technological and the organic offers audiences a shared moment of serene reflection.

First performance: 5:30 PM
Artist talk 6 PM
Second performance 7 PM



Osman Koç is a creative technologist and artist who uses coding, physical computing, and digital fabrication to create works at the intersection of art, science, and technology. His audio-visual performances and interactive installations create playful, engaging experiences that encourage cooperation and exploration. Osman co-founded Iskele47, the first makerspace in Istanbul, and helped organize the Maker Faire Istanbul. His works have been exhibited at Exploratorium, Gray Area, Ars Electronica, Signal Festival, Todaysart Festival, Carnegie Museum of Arts, Computer History Museum, Daejeon Museum of Art, and the National Museum of China. He has worked as a creative technologist for Unity3D, Adidas, IBM, HP, Salesforce, Capital One, and Microsoft.

Dan Gorelick is a creative technologist, musician, and organizer living in Brooklyn and the Bay Area. He is a lifelong cello player and graduated from Boston University with a degree in computer engineering. Exploring the relationship between music and technology, Dan creates audiovisual performances, blending his classical cello experience with the practice of live-coding: creating music with code. He also teaches workshops about live-coding and speaks about the creative possibilities of technology. He is a co-founder of the Bay Area live audio-visual performance collective AV Club. He has performed, organized, and taught workshops in Brooklyn, San Francisco, Berlin, Mexico City, and Utrecht.

Qianqian Jin is a performing and recording artist with decades of international experience in professional audio production. She began her Eastern classical training as a guzheng (the Chinese classical zither) player at the age of eight and studied Western music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a concentration in digital composition. She has collaborated with electronic artists and DJs at Bay Area venues including the DNA Lounge, Boom Boom Room, Gray Area, and Lion’s Den Bar and Lounge. Her recording credits include themes for “Mortal Kombat 11,” “Fortnite – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and “Evergate,” as well as the Netflix series “Kung Fu Panda.”



Part prototyping laboratory, part community salon, RAD (Research And Development) transforms Lee Gallery into a workspace for engineers, designers, and other leaders from the world of gaming; the space also hosts a monthly series of performances and games showcasing the limitless creativity of the Bay Area’s art/tech community.

Organizers & Sponsors

RAD: Asian Art Museum Research and Development is organized by the Asian Art Museum. Sustained support generously provided by the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions and the Kao/Williams Contemporary Art Exhibitions Fund.