Semaine des Cultures Étrangères 2015

My latest piece, Rivers of the Ocean for high voice, alto saxophone and piano, was premiered in Paris (Henri Selmer Showroom) on September 30 and received the second performance in Bordeaux (Conservatoire de Bordeaux Jacques Thibaud) on October 2 as a part of concerts in Semaine des Cultures Étrangères 2015 (The Week of Foreign Cultures 2015) in France. In this video, it is presenting the concerts and conferences held by Centre culturel de Taïwan à Paris (Cultural Center of Paris to Taiwan) during Semaine des Cultures Étrangères 2015.


This video is mainly using several excerpts of my Rivers of the Ocean as the background music.


Rivers of the Ocean was commissioned by Yachia Trio (Nancy Tsui-Ping Wei, Shyen Lee, Wen-Hui Lily Lin), and was premiered during their France tour concerts. The concert in Paris was the debut of my music in France as well. Thank the poet Ka-Shiang Liu for kindly allowing me to use his poem, Rivers of the Ocean, in my music. Without his touching poem, this piece could not be composed. Thank Yachia Trio for bringing this piece to France with their wonderful performances. As a composer, it is always my pleasure to work with such great musicians. Furthermore, thank Centre culturel de Taïwan à Paris with lots of efforts to support this piece and make the performances possible.

我的最新作品,為高音人聲、中音薩克斯風與鋼琴的《海洋之河流》,在9月30日於法國巴黎的 Henri Selmer Showroom 首演,第二次演出在10月2日於法國波爾多提博音樂學院,這兩場演出也是做為2015年法國外國文化週其中的音樂會活動。在第一個影片,主要是駐法國臺灣文化中心在外國文化週中推出的活動剪輯與訪談,第二個影片的背景音樂則是使用了《海洋之河流》的部分片段。

《海洋之河流》是我為亞齊雅三重奏(衛翠萍、李賢、林文卉)所譜寫的,首次演出是在他們這次的法國巡演音樂會,在巴黎的音樂會也是我的音樂在法國的初登場。謝謝詩人劉克襄老師讓我使用他的同名詩作《海洋之河流》譜曲,沒有這首動人的詩,這個曲子也不可能會誕生。謝謝亞齊亞三重奏帶著這個曲子參與他們的法國巡演,做為一個作曲家,能和這麼傑出的音樂家合作始終令人覺得非常感恩。也謝謝駐法國臺灣文化中心的安排與努力,贊助這首曲子的創作,並讓這首曲子有在音樂會演出的機會。

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