Chen Yuli

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Chen Yuli

Chen Yuli, photo (c) China Music Radar

English Name Chen Yuli
Chinese Name 陈雨黎 / Chényǔlí
Field active in Music Production
Died on 2012/09/04
Died in Outside Greater China



Born in 1983.

Growing up in France as a child of Chinese immigrants, Chen was influenced from a young age by his father, famed composer Chen Qigang. He started studying classical piano from the age of 3 before becoming interested in music production as a teenager. In the US, he studied under Jay Messina, the producer for Aerosmith, KISS, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and many others. Coming back to China in his mid-20s, Chen was the audio engineer and head of musical production for the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the producer of the Olympics’ theme song “You and Me.” In addition to his background in producing and engineering pop music, Chen Yuli habored a deep love and respect for all types of contemporary music, including rock, electronica, indie and more. He mixed and produced tracks by Wang Wei, Arrows Made of Desire, The Gar, Mr. Graceles and Queen Sea Big Shark. Stepping out from behind the mixing console, Chen also sometimes played keyboard for Beijing indie pop band Arrows Made of Desire.[1]

Chen Yuli died in a car accident on September 4th 2012 outside of Paris, France.

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  1. China Music Radar (2012-09-06). "RIP Chen Yuli". Retrieved on 2012-09-28.