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 magnificentRockwood 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!
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.
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)
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)
一起聽聽收錄在王若琳創作專輯 “博尼的大冒險” 裡歌曲 “The adventures of Bernie the schoolboy"
In order to write music as Baroque Period, I have reviewed some technics of Bach Invention and Sinfonia.
For me, Bach's music is easy to digest. It is pure and clean because there is no tangled desire.
Despite the way all the melodies go is complicated, they actually response to each other seamlessly.
No matter musical sparks come from vertical or horizontal directions, or no matter it is a short appeared phrase or overlapping long phrases, the feeling is always delightful! This is the charm of Baroque Music. Really happy and grateful having the chance to arrange songs in Baroque Style and get it recorded in the album, The adventures of Bernie the schoolboy. Let's listen to the arrangement of "The adventures of Bernie the schoolboy" !
♦ Special Thanks to: STEINWAY & SONS
♦ Photo by: 魏奇威 at ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn, NY)