I’m a bit of a recluse. In recent years I’ve been focusing more on developing myself as a songwriter and less on live performance. I hope you’ll join me for those rare times when I do leave the house and venture out into the night with my guitar. Sometimes I’ll be playing solo, sometimes with a band and sometimes with a string ensemble.
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 8pm (door open at 7) album release party for “Cascadia” $17 advance / $19 door Tickets Available at http://www.thefreight.org/noe-venable
Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 2-10pm Odessa Chen with the Invisible Stories Ensemble will be a part of this years day long genre bending classical music SwitchBoard Festival. Visit http://www.switchboardmusic.com/ for concert information and schedule. Odessa Chen with the Invisible Stories Ensemble Friday, April 12th at 8pm, at 998 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110 Tickets will be available at the door: Virachocha http://www.viracochasf.com NOVEMBER 2012
APRIL 12th, 2013 (THIS CONCERT WILL ONLY HAPPEN IF WE SUCCEED WITH OUR KICKSTARTER FUNDING) + + + Odessa Chen & The Invisible Stories String Ensemble Kickstarter Concert & EP Release with John Vanderslice & clarinet ensemble & Jeff Anderle founder of the Switchboard Music FestivalPLEDGE & BUY TICKETS AT http://www.Kickstarter.comSee the show at Virachocha http://www.viracochasf.com
7:00pm until 10:00pm
KC Turner Presents Acoustic Bistro http://kcturnerpresents.com/Osteria 3277 Sacramento St San Francisco, CATo guarantee seating make a reservation by calling (415) 771-5030No Cover/All AgesOdessa Chen http://odessachen.com/Prisma Trova http://www.prismatrova.com/Paul Griffiths and Sean Silverman http://www.reverbnation.com/paulgriffiths/ —————————— DECEMBER 2012 The LOST CHURCH http://thelostchurch.com/ With Emily Jane White! http://www.emilyjanewhite.com/ Wed December 12th Details at http://thelostchurch.com/
YOU’RE GOING TO DIE Thursday, August 23rd @ Viracocha 998 Valencia St. 8pm show starts, I play SOLO 25 minute set at around 9:30, then play another song at the end of the night around 11pm.
There’s a $10 suggested donation at the door & NO ONE will be turned away. Half the proceeds go to the venue & the other half to the future YG2D.There will be a set list of performers [guaranteed lovelies] to take up part of the night… & for this particular night, they arrrrrre:Nic Alea Scott Mickelson [of FAT OPIE] Michelle Nayeli Bouvier Mana Maddy Kevin Gautschi [of Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony] Kaylo Griot& featuring the special guest of the night: Odessa Chen
A Quiet Night At The Vortex Room with TAMARIND FREE JONES! ODESSA CHEN! PAIGE & THE THOUSAND! LUCIA COMNES! UNI & HER UKELELE! —Saturday, June 23 at 8:00pm at The Vortex Room. The Vortex Room HAS NO SIGN! PLEASE BRING EXACT ADDRESS:
The CD release for Archives of the Natural World! Sat, March 31st at First Unitarian Universalist Church on Geary http://www.uusf.org/ in the Chapel Doors at 6:30, Show 7:00-9pm BYOB or wine!! Alchohol is permitted ————— All Proceeds after costs will go to the NRDC and the National Key Deer Preserve. ADVANCE TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED though there will be some tickets avail at the door. $10-20 no one turned away for lack of funds paypal firstname.lastname@example.org with your names to reserve seats ————– I’m incredibly excited to share the night with Christopher Smith http://christophersmithmusic.com/music.html He’s an amazing songwriter and just a good guy. I can’t wait to hear him. ————– KALX LIVE Odessa will be playing KALX live on March 10th at 9 or 9:30 for about 45 min with an interview to follow. KZSU STANFORD LIVE Odessa will be performing on KZSU live from 9-10 Wed March 28th. http://go.kzsu.fm
GREEN SOUND 2010
ARCHIVES OF THE NATURAL WORLD IN THE ILLUMINATED FOREST
Saturday, July 24th 8pm, $10-15 at the Lab www.thelab.org 2948 16th St. SF, CA What: GREEN SOUND Project Soundwave Festival 4: Archives of the Natural World in the Illuminated Forest When: Saturday July 24 Location: The Lab Time: 8pm Price: $10-15 Odessa Chen with Rich Douthit on drums, Craig Adams on guitar and Jason Schwartz on bass, featuring sound artist [ruidobello], artist Samuel Leshnick, and animator Bob Smolenski. ——————————————— We Return to the Yerba Buena for happy hour! New Frequencies Unplugged @ ART TAP Friday, Jul 23 6–7:30 pm • Grand Lobby, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts FREE ———————————————-
W/ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY ARVO PART, MAX STOFFREGEN & TERRY RILEY
The Knitting Factory NYC Sat, Feb 13th with Two Loons for Tea, Noe Venable and Lee Moretti The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Premiered in April 2009, The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories played to sold out houses at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Following on this success, the piece returned for six encore performances in January 2010. This taut, visceral work features a cast of 24 dancers, 8 musicians and singer/songwriter Odessa Chen, and floods the stage with movement, sound, and dramatic action in a dynamic exploration of individual and collective transformatio
Project Soundwave (featured on KQED’s Spark) 2008 MOVE>SOUND series on Friday, August 08, 2008 One time night of music with Roger Riedlbauer on guitar we performed on a double decker bus while it drove along a special route through Golden Gate Park chosen to complement the music. www.projectsoundwave.com Our tour began at the de Young Museum on a Friday night during Friday Nights at the de Young. ———– The Bottom of the Hill, Wednesday, June 11th with Carta and Society of Rockets ———– Amnesia Thursday, June 19th with Goh Nakamura, Grand Hallway and Drew Victor ———– + Northwest Tour 2008 + Tuesday, July 1st, Seattle, WA: The Tractor Tavern with Grand Hallway, Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden, Husbands, Love your Wives Wednesday, July 2nd, Portland, OR: The Rererato with carcrashlander ———– Thursday, May 8th, Café Du Nord with Brittany Shane (CD Release Party) and Recliner ———– Sat, May 17th, 4th Annual Asian Heritage Street Festival ———–