Caleb Chan


Music, Community, and Suffering: A Reflection on the Sichuan Earthquake


Art is often seen as the expression of the individual. But can we identify with distant communities through music? Student composer Caleb Chan explores the idea of community, beauty, and suffering in music in response to the Sichuan earthquake which shook the nation of China on May 12, 2008.


Caleb Chan is a senior music student at Trinity Western University, a violinist, and a composer.