FILMOGRAPHY | IMDB
Composer + Sound Designer
The EYES, Feature Film, theatrical release 2017, Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival Grand Prize
Directed by Robbie Bryan, New York, NY
www.imdb.com/title/tt4902260 | Motion Picture Soundtrack
28, Feature Film
Coming-of-age drama directed by Dan Thorens, New York, Vancouver, and China.
Digital Fairy-Tales: Album Two, “Cowherd and the Weaver Girl”
Chinese Fairy Tale Series, Short film, July 2017
Swim Good, short film, 2016
Written and Dir. by Lbito Rose, New York, NY
All About J, Award Winning Short Drama/Fashion Film, 2016
Nominated for Best Music at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival 2016
Masacre, Award Winning Short Drama/Fashion Film, 2015
Nominated for Best Music at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival 2015
Winter Echo, Short Film, Drama, 2015
Top 40 selection for the Asian American Film Lab’s 72-hr shoot out www.imdb.com/title/tt4755664
King of Oneiros, Short Film, Fantasy Drama, 2013
Directed by Dylan Howard, New York and Rhode Island.
Boys, Girls and ... Zombies? Short Film, Action/Comedy, 2012
Directed by Benjamin Murray, New York, NY.
Twelve Weeks, Short Film, Adventure/Drama, 2012
Directed by Sai Pawar, New York, NY.
Ytinas, Short Film, Fantasy/Thriller, 2012
Directed by Jose Rico, New York, NY.
Official Selection of the Scranton Horror Film Festival
Blood Legacy, Short Film, Thriller, 2012
Directed by Jose Rico, New York, NY.
Fuzzy Days Noir Nights, Film Noir Series, 2011
Directed by Christian AV Petrozza, Kingston, ON Canada
Sound FX Editor
The Puritans, Award Winning Short Suspense Drama, 2012
Directed by Sean Robinson, New York, NY.
Licensed through Atrium Music, XiRen's music has been used in a variety of TV shows:
I was mesmerized by the magic that happens on stage since the first time I've been on one - playing an elf at age 4 in a Christmas production in Bath, UK. Since then, I've had the fortune of performing on many more stages as pianist, dancer, and actor, the latter of which brought me into sound designing and sound scaping for theatrical productions. When I auditioned for (and landed) the role of the Noble Consort Zhen/Pearl for Yangtze Theatre's production of the Emporess Dowager, my biggest scene was also the finale of the show - where I get thrown into a well - the gift of death.
Where there is death, there is rebirth - my role as an actor with the company ended with that production, and a I became resident composer for the next 4 years - a spell-binding world I continue to explore through sound design and sound-shaping.
Starling, Piano and Birdsong, (2021) 4'27"
Fainting Sun, Piano and Guitar, (2017) 4'57"
Rue 18, Piano and Guitar, (2017) 2'41"
Reveries of a Dynasty, East-West ensemble, with Roli Seaboard (2017) 4'48"
Dreamweaver, East-West ensemble, with Roli Seaboard (2017) 5'36"
Where the Birch Trees Are, Piano and Erhu (2017) 4'27"
Aftermath, String Trio (2017) 3'31"
Fragrance of Blush, Chinese Orchestra, (2016) 2'30"
Odes to the Princesses, Chinese Ensemble (2016) 15'
Willow, Chinese Orchestra, (2016) 5'
Behind the Mask, Chinese Ensemble with Chorus, (2015) 10'
III. 16 years
IV. Is Your Heart Bleeding
Indulgences In Deception, Solo Violin, (2015) 2’34”
To Far Away, Piano and Viola, (2015) 4’13”
Quo Vadis, String Orchestra, (2015) 13’
I. Pluvia 3’55”
II. Arriviste 3’35”
III. Trentatre 3’10”
IV. L’effet Papillon 2’27”
Impulsions, String Quartet, (2014) 5’02”
Under Over, Piano and Flute (2013) 4’01”
Rêve, Cauchemar, Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Trumpet, Violin, & Cello, (2013) 4’47”
Revelations, Chamber Orchestra, (2012) 5’
On The Trail, Chamber Orchestra, (2012) 5’
Romance, Chamber Orchestra, (2012) 4’
Shadowland, Piano and High Voice (2011) 5'30"
Text by Dr Gabrielle McIntire
Chansons d'Emile, Piano and Tenor, (2010) 4'18"
Text by Emile Nelligan
I. Reve d'Artiste
II. Melodie de Rubinstein
Sense and Sensibility, Piano and Flute (2010) 2'27"
Synth & Electronics
Refractions, synth & electronics (2016) 4'08"
When Worlds Collide, ethnic winds & percussion, synth & electronics (2015) 3'51"
Echoes Down Deep, ethnic winds & percussion, synth & electronics (2015) 2'19"
The Screens We Live In, synth & electronics (2015) 3'38"