I am Robot and Proud
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Shaw-Han Liem is a Canadian indie electronic artist from Toronto, Ontario. He has released albums under the labels Darla and & Records.
Liem has played with bands such as The Constantines, Printed Circuit, Marumari, Ariel Pink, and The Unicorns. Shaw-Han has also been a member of Sea Snakes, Jim Guthrie Band, Nathan Lawr and the Minotaurs and Tusks.
In 2007, he participated in the global launch events for Tenori-On, an instrument designed by Toshio Iwai.
The live version of I am Robot and Proud includes Toronto musicians Jeremy Strachan, Robin Buckley and Mike Smith. Previous members have included Jim Guthrie, Samir Khan, Gus Weinkauf and Simon Osbourne. In 2009, Liem collaborated on a performance with media artist Daito Manabe, combining Manabe's physical music visualizations with improvised composition. In 2010 he also performed a live collaboration set with Boredoms drummer Senju Muneomi and Tokyo computer-composer Yuri Miyauchi.
Currently he is collaborating with game designer Jonathan Mak on an upcoming videogame called Sound Shapes, for which he will serve as music composer and sound designer. He participated in a roundtable discussion on the topic of independent videogame music at the 2009 Game Developers Conference together with the composers of independent game titles PixelJunk Eden, Flower and Night Game.