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香港,無可抵擋。Hong Kong, Irresistible

作品名稱:「沐浴,在高跟鞋」 "When the High Heel Becomes Bathtub"
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無可抵擋的魅力世界縮影
The world's epitome with irresistible charm

迷戀,仍舊 Obsession, Still

對於香港,一直有種情懷...從小生長在港星大舉攻台、香港演藝圈的Golden Era, 大概自小學三年級開始,就很喜歡聽廣東歌,也開始迷偶像。回想起來,我的偶像大概有95%都是港星!總覺得香港男星很Man很有型,譬如:鄭伊健、黎明。 女星有種大女人都會俐落的風姿綽約,譬如:鄭秀文、李嘉欣。不同於台灣社會較為保守的封閉,以及偏向日系的審美觀,香港既留住中國的根又充滿著西化的開放氛圍,即便我當時只是個小學生,卻已非常嚮往這種無可抵擋的魅力!
 

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 »

[Interview] A Thoughtful Jazz Musician from Montreal: Josh Rager

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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!
 
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[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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Macau, Chinese-Based, Portugal-Imprinted 澳門,中國為基底,葡萄牙為痕跡

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澳門除了賭場、牌坊,還有什麼呢?

被殖民過,必留下深刻的印記

打從開始經營部落格之後,我便愛上了攝影。要拍什麼?要怎麼拍?刺激著大腦另一區塊的創造力。走訪這麼多個國家城市後,決定將獨自旅遊時所拍的城市風光,用攝影展(畫展)的方式呈現,每張照片都是一個主題。 Read More »

[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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