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Mediterranean Sounds: A Journey Through the Mediterranean through Music & Sounds - On 8 September

08/09/2016 from 19:00 to 21:00

Charming French seasides, passionate flamenco, Italian fishing villages, Istanbul markets full of all sorts of wonderful spices.

The Royal Over-Seas League is celebrating the launch of award-winning pianist Belle Chen's highly anticipated classical concept album 'Mediterranean Sounds' with an evening of Mediterranean sounds and scents, where Chen recreates a journey through the Mediterranean through an eclectic mix of classical music, soundscapes, and perfumes. Featuring guest artists Beibei Wang (percussion), Yijia Zhang (violin), and Nadjib Achaibou (perfumer).

Event Details

  • 8th September 2016, 7pm. Doors open 6:45pm.
  • Princess Alexandra Hall, Royal Over-Seas League
  • Nearest tube: Green Park
  • Drink & Snack included with entry

About the artist:

Unbound by tradition, Australian-Taiwanese pianist Belle Chen has distinguished herself in the short 4-years that she has been in London. Her approach to classical music is unique and incomparable, often integrating works of classical masters with sound-design mixed from on-location field recordings. Her creativity has been celebrated in UK: she was voted the winner of Classical Rising Star Award at 2015 London Music Award by a panel of distinguished UK industry leaders, handpicked by Brian Eno as winner of Curator's Choice for Music Award at 2014 NOISE Festival, and very recently endorsed by Arts Council England under the Exceptional Talent visa scheme. She is a 2016 BBC Introducing Classical Artist.

Her works have been featured and broadcasted through BBC Introducing, BBC China, Monocle 24, Classical Radio Finland, Classic FM, Macroview TV Taiwan, ABC FM, and more.

About the album

Drawing inspirations for its construct from concept albums of artists such as Marvin Gaye and Frank Zappa, Belle Chen's new album 'Mediterranean Sounds' is adventurous, carefree, elegant, and once again challenging the concepts of traditional presentation of classical piano music.

Embark on a journey with works by Ravel, Poulenc, Debussy, Albeniz, Mompou, Scarlatti, Liszt, and Fazil Say. Immerse yourself with recorded & mixed soundscapes from the Mediterranean ports. Mediterranean Sounds is a journey with music and mixed soundscapes from the Mediterranean.

The album is out on 8th September 2016 with a London Launch party & a series of promotional performances follow in 2016-2017.

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