StoryCasters Showcase Sessions: Tanya Ali in Conversation with Oli Chang

14 Dec 2020

NEW DATE: Join us on December 14 to kick off the StoryCasters Online Showcase with a FREE industry talk between FBi Radio’s Tanya Ali (Race Matters producer / The Playlist host) and producer, pianist and composer Oli Chang (Animal Feelings)! Hear about Oli’s journey across genres, from his career in film and TV, to his indie work as Animal Feelings. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask your burning questions about making a career in the music industry!

This event will be livestreamed directly from the Diversity Arts Australia Facebook page on 14 December at 6pm AEDT.

The StoryCasters are a collective of digital content creators: Citizen journalists, critics, music composers and filmmakers
They’ve been hard at work this year creating work that’s diverse, dynamic and on the pulse.

Diversity Arts wants to celebrate and elevate their hard work. Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing StoryCasters music, podcasts, films and articles across our socials. We’ll also be hosting STORYCASTERS SESSIONS, opportunities to hear from the diverse creative industry pros who inspire this collective. You’ll hear about their practice, careers and journeys navigating the sector as POCs. Whether you’re an emerging creative, or seasoned pro, these sessions will be sure to inspire.

Tanya Ali is a broadcaster and writer based on Gadigal land. She hosts The Playlist on FBi Radio, and produces the Race Matters podcast.

ANIMAL FEELINGS is the musical love child of producer and pianist Oli Chang. From introspective piano pieces to extroverted dance music, Animal Feelings ranges from ambient soundscapes to anthemic organic house music. His sound is inspired by nature and ranges from the neoclassical style of Nils Frahm to the pulsating dance music of Disclosure. Through infectious vocal hooks, instrumental melodies and exotic percussion, Oli Chang’s music will ignite your inner animal feelings.

Oli Chang’s musical journey in the USA began with the celebrated ambient dream-pop of High Highs, a long-running collaboration with Jack Milas. Previously his electronic music project with James Brennan called Theatre Of Disco was one of Australian label Future Classic’s first signings. Chang was drawn back to dance music whilst writing the second High Highs album. During this time, he also started “LOVELESS NIGHTS” a cult, wildly diverse dance party held at Pony Boy, Brooklyn, which also served as a testing ground and incubator for ANIMAL FEELINGS.

Oli Chang’s projects have been featured in the films Pitch Perfect, Sleeping with Other People, For a Good Time Call and numerous TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Nurse Jackie and Teen Wolf. Animal Feelings has played along acts such as Tycho, Alex Cameron and Sevdaliza.