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首張專輯:爵士零時差 Jazz Without Time Zones

吳苡嫣爵士二重奏 Amanda Wu Jazz Duo

被網友票選為台灣之光的吳苡嫣,是台灣首位獲選躍上太陽劇團的音樂家。將擔任鍵盤樂器演奏及和聲演唱。 吳苡嫣:全球知名電子鍵盤樂器"KORG"品牌台灣區代言人。她是一位氣質出眾、才華洋溢、擁有獨特個人風格與思想的鋼琴家。在首張演奏專輯中,描繪加拿大東岸凜冽的北國風情及成長蛻變的心路歷程。收錄由她改編的經典爵士樂曲以及個人創作。每一個音、每一個樂句,都是他與內心最深層的對話。 純熟精湛的鋼琴技巧混合著正統爵士語言與無限想像力,她的才華發揮得淋漓盡致! 這是一股清新優雅又帶點強勢的能量,也是她天賦禮物的完美呈現。她要帶領大家一同感受,在蒙特婁留學日子裡所遇見的人生風景! 跨國製作與組合: 2008年遠赴加拿大錄製,與加拿大知名錄音師 George Doxas 以及活躍於各大爵士音樂節的知名Sax 演奏家 Allan McLean 合作。錄音期間,天氣已降到零下三十幾度,天地就像被凍結了一般...但凍結不了的,是錄音室裡的空氣,正瀰漫著對爵士樂的熱情,和源源不絕的靈感!

Amanda Wu is the first and the only Taiwanese musician who is selected by Cirque Du Soleil !!! She will be playing keyboard and singing as the backup vocal. She is the representative for KORG in Taiwan area. In her debut album “Jazz Without Time Zones”, she described the landscape of east coast in Canada and reveals her inner path of growth. This album includes her arrangement of standard Jazz tunes and her own composition. Sophisticated piano technics mixed with the authentic jazz language and infinite imagination, she really makes her talent shine! Every note is the deepest conversation with her inner world. This album contains a kind of refreshing and powerful energy! It is also the best presence of her gifts. She wants to lead everyone to feel the atmosphere and see the pictures in her college life in Montreal, Canada.

International ensemble and cooperation:

She returned to Montreal to record this album in 2008 and worked with the famous recording engineer, George Doxas and Sax player, Allan McLean. While recording, the temperature went down to -30! The world seemed to be frozen completely! However, the cold weather couldn’t freeze the passion for Jazz and the musical inspiration of Jazz!

 

首張原創EP:地球旅程,第一輯 “未知”

最激勵人心、最純熟的爵士創意流行樂!天才唱作演奏家吳苡嫣,擅長用動人的旋律和豐富的和聲,創造獨一無二的音樂風格!

離開舒適圈而踏入未知所需承受的徬徨不安,需要“堅強的意志力”與“愛”來穿越。晶透甜美的歌聲中,挾帶一股強大的堅毅!苡嫣用優美且張力十足的旋律和激勵人心的歌詞,生動描寫處於未知階段的內心戲,鼓勵大家正向地面對這段珍貴的地球旅程!

*** 於紐約製作,後製由流行天后:“瑪莉亞凱莉” 御用混音師親自操刀 ***

歌曲介紹</>:

1. {Morning, I Wake Up}

於2003年,剛搬到蒙特婁時所寫。從小展現跨領域長才,曾榮獲鋼琴/雙簧管/歌唱/創作/電子琴,各大比賽中的冠軍!不斷創造驚人的輝煌成績!十八歲那年,高分考上國立臺北藝術大學,同時以推薦甄試第一名考取輔仁大學,在古典音樂界表現相當亮眼!但她認為不該只活在古典音樂的舒適圈,因為她看見未來更豐盛的自己,應該是自在穿梭於爵士、電子音樂、創作之間。於是她勇敢跨出安全區,前往蒙特婁名校McGill大學學習爵士樂,從此打開了豐富的國際人生視野!編曲部分,於2013年搬到紐約時所完成。苡嫣用古典手法編曲,精彩的鋼琴與弦樂交相輝映,配上動人旋律,成功開創屬於她獨特風格的流行歌。

2. {Life Is A Journey}

於2013年旅居紐約後完成。用純淨的力量、簡單的配器(鋼琴、吉他、歌唱)、深刻地打動人心!苡嫣用扣人心弦的旋律以及浪漫的爵士華爾茲,唱出“我們都是上帝獨特的創造物,來了地球,就盡情享受地球旅程”。

3. {The Secret Transition}

面對未知階段的焦慮,我們需要純粹的愛,作為穩固的心靈支柱。這首曲子是苡嫣特別寫給最愛的表弟,當她陷入情緒低潮,只要一想到表弟,負面能量就會頓時一掃而空!與表弟之間的親情,是苡嫣情緒的秘密轉移物。在人生的未知階段,特別需要這股力量的支持。苡嫣希望大家都能找到自己的秘密轉移物!

The Journey On Earth, Vol. 1 “Unknown”

The most inspiring and elegant Jazzy creative pop music! ONE OF THE KIND! Extremely talented multi-faceted composer and performer, Amanda Wu, is good at composing beautiful melodies and inspiring lyrics. With her sweet voice and sophisticated piano playing, she is going to encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and bravely put yourself into the mysterious“Unknown” with the infinite possibilities !!!

*** This EP is mixed and mastered by Paul Wickliffle (the mixing engineer of Mariah Carey!) ***

1. {Morning, I Wake Up}

Composed in 2003 when she first moved to Montreal. She was a frequent first place winner in piano/oboe/singing/composition/electronic organ since childhood. However, she was not satisfied with just being in a classical musician. She left the comfort zone and went to Montreal to learn Jazz. Ever since then, her vision was opened internationally! The arrangement of this song was done after moving to New York in 2013. Amanda used a lot of piano and strings to create classy feel. She successfully creates her own style of pop song.

2. {Life Is A Journey}

Composed in 2013. The most pure power is produced by the simple ensemble: piano, vocal, and guitar. The touching melody along with the romantic Jazz waltz, she would like to convey that “we are the unique creation of God. Since we already come to Earth, we should enjoy the journey!”

3. {The Secret Transition}

To conquer the anxiety while being in the stage of unknown, we need the most solid love. This tune is dedicated to her beloved cousin, Max. No matter how bad she feels, as long as she thinks about Max, she will feel the positive energy! The family love is the secret transition of her emotion. In the unknown stage, we definitely need the support like this. Amanda wishes everyone to find your own secret transition!

 

最匠心獨具的文創跨界音樂:吳苡嫣地球旅程第二輯:時間故事。

高雅的創作風格、精湛的演奏技巧、溫柔且堅毅的歌聲,從小就讀音樂班、在古典音樂界獲獎無數的吳苡嫣,大學就讀加拿大名校、轉戰爵士樂,她的作品融合深厚正統的古典與爵士文化,再加入行跡世界的創意巧思,開創了無可取代的文創跨界音樂風格。為了將想法完整表達,吳苡嫣身兼數職,擔任製作人、作曲、作詞、編曲、演唱、鋼琴演奏、封面設計、企劃統籌、造型穿搭。並兩度遠赴柏林,與歐洲天團Jazzanova製作人合作後製混音。 地球旅程是吳苡嫣的原創音樂系列。繼第一輯:“未知” 後,再度用細膩的手法、敏銳的感受,推出精選作品第二輯:”時間故事”。苡嫣說:“當靈魂投入了肉身,我們就展開了一場地球旅程。時間不斷地告訴我們許多故事,而我們也順應著時間,有意無意地,寫下許許多多的故事。”這張EP共四首歌,是苡嫣體驗各種事件所留在心裡的印記,以及對於人類行為及周遭現象的觀察。四首皆為不同曲風,都有自己的音樂性格:

  1. 紛亂 雪:濃濃的古典味,混搭爵士和弦,唱出大雪紛飛中、五味雜陳的成長心境。
  2. 怎麼活:東方味流行曲風。搭配超高難度的自彈自唱技巧,一邊歌唱、一邊演奏出獨奏曲般的快速音群!兩個樂器間精彩的交錯與完美的交融,絕對令人驚艷!
  3. 聽時間在說:Funk風格,描繪男女間捉摸不定的關係,看似眼花撩亂,但終究還是時間在掌控。
  4. 21世紀有沒有傳統?:輕鬆的Bossa Nova 下,隱含呼籲人們省思舊有的傳統,有多少值得沿用?有多少必須因應世代的變動而淘汰?

獻給渴望用跳脫框架的思維來洞悉地球的你,與吳苡嫣一起感受地球旅程的內外在風景!

 

The Perfect Blend of Jazz and Classical & The Most Remarkable Crossover Music!

Elegant style/ Exquisite skill/ Tender voice with determined personality.

 

Amanda Wu grew up in the special education of music and had won lots of prizes in classical music since elementary school. She moved to Montreal, Canada to study at McGill University and switch to Jazz music. Her compositions are blended with authentic Jazz and Classical. On top of that, she also mixed with creativity that is from her dwelling and traveling experiences in the world.   In order to express her thoughts completely, she plays many roles, such as producer/composer/ lyricist/ arranger/ vocal/ piano/ cover design/ and stylist in the EP. Moreover, she went to Berlin twice to do the mixing with the producer of a famous European Band, Jazzanova!   “The Journey on Earth” is the original music series of Amanda Wu. After Vol.1 “Unknown” which has gained a lot of fans and reputation, she released Vol.2 “Stories of Time” with delicate methods and creative approaches. Amanda said: “When soul is placed in the human body, we start a journey on Earth. Time tells us so much stories and we consciously or unconsciously write lots of stories correspondent to timeline”. The 4 songs of this EP are the experiences and the observations of human behavior that have imprinted in her mind. Therefore, the 4 songs have very individual musical personalities…

  1. The Chaos Of The Snow: Classical flavor blended with Jazz chords, she expresses the complicated feeling when it snows constantly almost every day in the winter Montreal.
  2. How To Live: It is an oriental pop style. She performed extremely difficult skills along with singings. For sure, it will open your imagination to the next level of singing along with the piano.
  3. Listen To The Story Of Time: Funk style which describes the ambiguous status between urban men and women. However, it is after all, controlled by Timing!
  4. Does Tradition Exist In The 21st Century? : It is a relaxing Bossa Nova style, but beyond that, it arises people to think: Do all the tradition make sense? Do they fit the modern societies? How many of them that we have to keep, and how many of them that we have to delete?

Amanda Wu wants to share her thoughts of “Outside of Box” to resonate with you and hope you genuinely hear your inner world and be conscious about the outside world!

 
 

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