Import CD – ZR1809009 – Lonely Country – S’yo Fang Octet

1986年生/台湾高雄市出身のピアニスト、S’yo Fang(方斯由)率いる、コンテンポラリー8tet。
7歳でピアノを始め、オランダ・ハーグ王立音楽院でジャズ理論を学んだ後、ロッテルダム音楽院で作曲とピアノにさらに磨きをかけたという正統派。
アルバム・タイトル「Loney Country」は、台湾の詩人Chou Meng-tieh(周夢蝶)の作品にちなんだもの。

Description

Cat#:

LABEL: Zennez, Netherlands
Format: CD / ZR1809009
ARTIST: S’yo Fang Octet
TITLE: Lonely Country
EAN: 9789492961037

Lineup:

S’yo Fang (piano/compositions)
Priscilla Nokoe (vocals)
Yoojin Ko (flute)
Emilio Parrila (clarinet)
Albert Kerekes (sax)
Dimitri Elegheert (guitar)
Alessio Bruno (double bass)
Richie Struck (drums)

Notes

Lonely Country is the remarkable debut of pianist/composer S’yo Fang. The album is a mix of music genres ranging from modern classical music to jazz, recorded by an octet that consists of an international group of young musicians that all studied in The Netherlands.

Lonely Country is named after the first poetry collection of Meng-tieh Chou. “He is my favorite Taiwanese poet who lived as a recluse yet with a heart pure as a child.”

S’yo Fang, born in 1986 in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, started taking classical piano lessons at the age of 7. He picked up jazz study at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, followed by jazz composition & piano at the Rotterdam Conservatory, both in The Netherlands. He was invited to present the S’yo Fang Octet at Taichung Jazz Festival, the biggest of its kind, in Taiwan. The ensemble also performed at the legendary Bimhuis in Amsterdam during the Keep An Eye On the Prize contest. Also, S’yo was selected for the 2017 Metropole Orkest Arrangers Workshop with conductor Vince Mendoza.

Tracks

  1. One Whose Name Written in the Water
  2. Sonnet to Guan-Yun
  3. In Your Eyes Formosa
  4. Fields Have Eyes and Woods Have Ears
  5. Qataban
  6. Lonely Country

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