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2002 release. Featured works: "Percussion Concerto" by Chen Yi; "Journey Through a Japanese Landscape" (Concerto for Solo Marimba and Wind Orchestra) by Thea Musgrave; "Out of Tang Court" for Tang Ensemble and Orchestra by Zhou Long and "Fantasy On Japanese Wood Prints" by Alan Hovhaness. Performed by Evelyn Glennie (percussion) and Singapore Symphony Orchestra (Lan Shui, conductor). "As many reading this know, Evelyn Glennie is much more than 'just' a percussionist. She has developed a fantastic career as a soloist and become the world's first full-time solo percussionist. She tours the world, often performing works she herself has commissioned. This is her first recording on BIS and the label is proud to release it onto the market. As the title suggests these works have an Oriental -- or rather Asian -- theme. Two of the pieces are inspired by Japan and the other two by China. Ms. Glennie shows her musicianship and mastery on the xylophone and the marimba as well as one on more unusual instruments, such as the lithophone (with bars made of stone instead of wood or metal), various chimes, dagu drum (Chinese) and uchiwa daiko (Japanese)."
Works for Percussion and Chinese Orchestra
. Performed by: Evelyn Glennie, percussion. Taipei Chinese Orchestra, En Shao and Yiu-Kwong Chung, conductors. Tzu-You Lin, suona. Tsung-Hsin Hsieh, percussion. "Appearing with leading orchestras and conductors around the world, Evelyn Glennie has also collaborated with musicians as diverse as Emmanuel Ax, the King's Singers and Bjork. Another unexpected partner is the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, with which she first performed at the 2009 Deaflympics. Returning to Taiwan a year later, she recorded the present disc of original compositions and arrangements for percussion and Chinese orchestra. The programme is wide-ranging in geographical terms, with works by composers from the Far East, as well as by German-based Nebojia Zivković, whose duo 'Born to Beat Wild' for bass drum and trumpet here is performed with a suona, 'Chinese oboe', replacing the trumpet. But the disc also spans a vast distance in time, in that the final work, 'Emperor Qin Crushing the Battle Formations', is a reworking by the composer Yiu-Kwong Chung of an ancient score first performed in the year 627 at the court of the second Tang Emperor.
is the last of four discs that present collaborations between the Taipei Chinese Orchestra and soloists from a Western tradition, with Evelyn Glennie following in the footsteps of flutist Sharon Bezaly, saxophonist Claude Delangle and trombone player Christian Lindberg on her own oriental journey." Stereo/multichannel hybrid SACD that can be played on any CD player.
Touch the Sound - A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie
This is the soundtrack to
Touch the Sound
, the highly-acclaimed documentary that takes us on a remarkable journey with
, one of the world's foremost musicians and a Grammy-winning classical percussionist whose solo work is unrivaled. She is also deaf. Through her, sound is palpable and rhythm is the basis of everything. Without vibration, there is nothing. From silence to music, from hearing to seeing and to feeling, sound is felt through every sense in her body. Cinematographer and director
(director of the award-winning box office success
Rivers and Tides
) demonstrates his knack for mapping a world of senses, of colorful images and evocative sounds from Japan, England, California and New York. The film and soundtrack deliberately avoids what makes up Evelyn's musical everyday life: her concerts and performances with the world's biggest orchestras. Gently, we hear Evelyn Glennie as she brings a large tam tam to life with the lightest of touch as well as the instruments and the library of sounds that Evelyn carries within herself -- the clattering of rollers on the suitcases in an airport; the whirring of air conditioners in a sweltering New York City; resounding fog horns in Northern California, and the cacophony of voices in a Japanese market place. The soundscapes, rhythms and symphonic memories of Evelyn's trips around the world mix together with her musical encounters: a jam session with Cuban jazz drummer
on the roof of a skyscraper in New York, a recording session with American avant-garde master
, a booming thunderstorm with the Japanese Taiko group
, a duet with tap dancer
on a sidewalk in Harlem. For Evelyn, sound is everything. At eight years old her sense of hearing deteriorated as the result of a neuropathy. She developed instead an ability to feel sound by learning how to use her body as a resonating chamber. Today Evelyn lives and communicates without a hearing aid. She not only lip reads, but "listens," and hears, with every one of her senses. Evelyn performs on the following percussion instruments on this CD:
, tam tam, empty cans, snaredrum, railings, Gamelan gongs,
(bamboo clapper), wind whistle, thunder sheet, chopsticks, marimba, oceandrum and waterphone.
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