Somewhere deep down in my heart, I always have some special feelings to Hong Kong...
When I was a child, it was the Golden Era for the entertainment industry of Hong Kong. Around the 3rd grade, I started to listen to Cantonese pop songs and feel some obsessions to some idols. Actually, there are 95% of my idols are Hong Kong stars! Just feel that HK guys are so "Man" and stylish, such as Ekin Cheng and Leo Lai. HK women are powerfully gorgeous, such as Sammi Cheng and Michele Lee.The society of Taiwan is somehow more conservative and close. The esthetics are more towards to Japanese. Hong Kong is a place that holds the root of authentic Chinese culture and westernized at the same time. Even if I was just a student in elementary school, I already felt that irresistible charm! Read More »
A Thoughtful Jazz Piano/Composer/Arranger/Professor
The way that Josh creates music is full of care and passion to the Canadian culture and surroundings.
Josh Rager was my Jazz arranging instructor at McGill University. I was very lucky to be in his class and seriously, he has taught everyone lots of valuable arranging technics! He unfolded the mysterious masks of the complicated harmony in Jazz arranging. I would love to say thanks you so much, Josh 🙂 He has been playing around the world with his own band and as a side musician. He started with teaching part time in the universities in both Canada and the States, Recently, he started to be a full time professor in Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. All right, let's read his awesome musical Journey!
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)