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Melanie Hsu

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Mel Hsu is a sonic painter of impossible worlds. As a multi-instrumental composer and performer, Mel lives in the blurry place between cacophony and stillness. A restless musical soul, Mel often ventures from her classical roots into unexpected collaborations with dancers, filmmakers, actors, rappers, poets and visual artists. 

Mel is the Community Organizing Director at Girls Rock Philly, where she works to amplify the voices of girls, trans and gender non-binary youth through the radical process of unapologetic sound-making.