Rohan Chander (a.k.a AIYYER) is a musician based in New York and Los Angeles. His work concerns the positioning of personal experience upon post digital culture, calling attention to identity, body, performativity, and bias. Rohan’s primary engagement with genre space as a vehicle for critique of community against the self creates larger, often extra-terrestrial narratives about methods for self actualization. His work attempts to grapple with how these processes enable a malleable understanding of identity while recognizing our responsibility towards community, equity, and expressive liberty.
Described as “hypersensory” by the Washington Post, Rohan’s work has been commissioned by organizations such as the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, the Matt Marks Impact Fund as well as Bang on a Can, and has had works performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Chromic duo, So Percussion, and Bearthoven. Rohan was recently named a finalist for the 2022 Gaudeamus Award for his upcoming solo album to be released by Cantaloupe Music spring 2022. Rohan also has served as the production manager for the Wet Ink Ensemble. For more information about his work history, please refer to the resume.