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VIDEO: “Listen To The Story Of Time” At RockWood Music Hall In New York City

The magical evening continues as I share my music with an incredible audience in the city that never sleeps...

For my third stop of my 2017 World Tour, I perform one of the songs "Listen To The Story Of Time"  from my latest EP: "The Journey On Earth, Vol.2: Stories of Time" at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.  Accompanied by great musicians, this EP describes a broader concept of life. Since living on earth is like living with the stream of timelines, we are constantly growing, changing, and producing so many stories. If we pay close attention, time is telling us so many stories. I wrote this original composition to empower others to become more aware of the changes of the inner world and whole era.

 

Music: The World Tour of my latest EP: "The Journey On Earth, Vol.2: Stories of Time." 創作EP "地球旅程第二輯:時間故事" 世界巡迴。

Location: Rockwood NYC, 紐約

Vocals/Piano/Music/Lyrics: Amanda Wu 吳苡嫣

Bass: Evan Gregor

Drums: Jharis Yokley

VIDEO: “Life Is A Journey” At RockWood Music Hall In New York City

A magical evening entertaining an audience in the city that never sleeps...

For my third stop of my 2017 World Tour, I performed "Life Is A Journey," one of my original songs selected in my EP "The Journey On Earth, Vol.1: Unknown," in the magnificent  Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. Just around the corner from my home, it was an honor to play before the New York audience I've grown to love. 

Accompanied with a few great musicians, this performance was especially moving for me, since packing my bags and moving to NYC was a courageous, life-changing decision I made in my life.

"Life Is A Journey" is original composition that describes how valuable I believe living on Earth can truly be. So long as we live with love, care, sympathy, and honesty, life can be fantastic!

Enjoy!

 

Music/Lyrics/Piano/Arranging/Vocal: Amanda Wu (AMANDA YIYEN) 吳苡嫣

Location: Rockwood NYC 紐約

Vocals/Piano/Music/Lyrics: Amanda Wu 吳苡嫣

Bass: Evan Gregor

Drums: Jharis Yokley

[Creative Music] Piano Arrangement: Plotting Revenge

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Baroque: The Vintage Fantasy

Plotting Revenge 是我跟創作歌手王若琳,在 “博尼的大冒險” 專輯中,共同合作的第三首歌曲。
歌由王若琳創作,編曲由我創作。延續其他兩首“Only Child" "Bernie the adventure of the schoolboy" 的編曲方式,這首曲子仍舊為巴洛克風格,表現純淨、明亮的特性。聲部與聲部間密切的連結與和諧地竄動,更是主要亮點!

Plotting Revenge is the third song that I collaborated with the singer-songwriter Joanna Wang in the album, Bernie the adventure of the schoolboy.
The song is composed by Joanna Wang and arranged by me. As the other 2 songs that I arranged in this album "Only Child" and "Bernie the adventure of the schoolboy", I kept the same style, Baroque, for this song to create the absolute purity and brightness. Moreover, the most interesting thing is that the sweet harmony happens between the voices that connect seamlessly.

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[Classical Music] Who does not love BACH ?

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The Life-Changing Piece

這首曲子對我來說意義重大...在我小學五年級時,因為彈這首而得到人生中的第一個鋼琴比賽第一名。
當年是音樂班的黃金高峰期,每次比賽都競爭非常激烈、高手雲集!這個第一名,除了給我非常大的信心,更堅定了未來在音樂路上的每一步。後來考高中“國立台南藝術大學音樂系” 時,我彈這一首代表巴洛克時期,而我也順利以鋼琴組第一名高分錄取。雖然轉爵士後,幾年沒彈古典,但其實每個音、每個樂句、還有最重要的音樂性,早已深植在血液裡。音樂的路並不好走,但我由衷的感激,這一輩子,音樂是我的天職!

This is a significant piece in my music life! When I was 11 years old (5th grade), because of playing this piece, I won the first piano champion in my life! It was an golden era for "Special Music Education " in Taiwan. Every competition was extremely competitive!!! No kidding! Therefore, it was such an honor to be the winner. Later on, when I applied for “National Tainan Arts College” for senior high school, I played this piece to represent Baroque music. Fortunately, the result is that I got accepted to the school with the highest grade!!! Even though after switching to Jazz, I did not play it for a few years, however, every note, phrase, and feel about this piece has been already ingrained deeply in my blood. It is difficult to live a musical life, but I genuinely appreciate that in this life, Music Is My CALLING!


 
Special Thanks to: STEINWAY&SONS (Taipei, Taiwan)
Photo by: 黃仁益 (Fashion Photographer, Taiwan)
 
 
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Dress: MOMA

[Jazz Music] Peri’s Scope

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When I first listened to Peri's Scope, I loved it right away!
It was my assignment for transcription back to 2005 in McGill University and my dream was to improvise it as well as I can!
Bill's Evans version is absolutely brilliant and has given me such a big impact for the skills of improvisation. His incredible ability of integrating all the melodic ideas and lines in an "easy digest" way is what makes me so obsessed!!
Improvisation is not necessarily to be complicated or showing off the technics all the time. It can just be simple as the melody development in some natural sequences as if telling a lovely story 🙂
Well, now, I am trying my best to keep the lovely theme going on 😉

Special Thanks: STEINWAY & SONS (TAIPEI, TAIWAN)
Photo by: 黃仁益 (Fashion Photographer)
 
 

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♠ Dress: DANI (Italia)

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