Highly explosive meeting of the brightest stars of Taiwanese music with two legendary exponents of Dutch improvised music.
Shih-Yang Lee (piano) and Li Li-Chin (sheng) are two young improvisers from Taiwan and both member of the award-winning ‘Ka Dao Yin’ Music Ensemble.
Lotz/Purves is a much celebrated ensemble of two unique architects of sound.
They perform an exciting version of ‘New Eurasian Improvised Music’
Shi-Yang is the founder and co-leader of the improvisation group Ka Dao Yin, Li Li-Chin makes part of. They ingeniously mix Taiwanese traditional music and instruments with improvised music and composition. In 2012 Ka Dao Yin’s first CD “Four Characters” has won the Golden Indie Music Award (TW) for “Best Jazz Album” and “Best Jazz Track”. Its second CD has won the Golden Melody Award of Traditional and Art Music (TW) for “Best Crossover Music Album”. The group’s 2014 album “Slow” won the Best Fusion Album at the 25th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music.
Percussion and sound objects meet the family of of flutes and electronics. Music which is sensual and moving: ‚an emotional roller coaster full of imagination’. The press about their fresh CD release ‘Food Foragers‘:
“55 minutes takes us to an alternative reality, created by music we have never known before.“ (Longplay Magazine, Poland)
“Hypnotic as sirens. Haunting music.“ (Passagio, Netherlands)
“There’s never a dull moment. Intriguing!“ (The Whole Note, Canada)
Li-chin is chin is chin is a young Taiwanese sheng performer, who belongs to a small group of musicians with the ability to both compose and perform music. In recent years, Li has been dedicating herself to the integration of sheng and electronic music creation & images.
She toured Asia, USA and Europe as solist and ensemble member. Gained quite some media attention worldwide and got a composition commission by and for the Taichung City Orchestra.
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Lee is ‘the’ brightest ambassador for improvised music in Taiwan. As performer next to being artistic director of the Taiwan International Improvisation Festival or curating Experimental Music Festivals in Taiwan, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Lee was awarded at the Indie Music Award (TW) twice, as the "Best Musician" and for the best "Best Jazz Track". Lee toured Asia, Europe and the Us.
Worked with a.o. Sabu Toyozumi, Fred van Hove Sainkho Namtchylak, Joëlle Léandre, Hans Koch, John Russell, Umezu Kazutoki, Audrey Chen.
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percussion, sound objects
Alan Purves was dreaming of playing drums but no money to afford them, Alan build his own instruments since his early childhood. Within the years now proudly carrying one of the titles: ‘Professor Of Squeakology.
His setting contains next to various drums, tin whistles up in his nose, feet and mouth, rubber toys, as well as self made instruments like the Brim Bram.
Alan played and recorded with such as: Ernst Reijseger, Palinckx Brothers, Sean Begin, Joe Williamson, Wolter Wierbos, Tobias Delius, John Zorn, Valentin Castrier, Sardinean choir and makes music for Werner Herzog.
Soloist, composer, producer in jazz and contemporary music often crossing borders with other cultures. Collaborations spans an arc with film, theater, performance art, visual arts and dance.
Worked with many unknown and many famous but equally gifted unique voices in music all around the globe. Subject of international publications, prize-winner, nominated for the Edison and Beyond Magazine prize.
Professor for flute at the Utrecht and Rotterdam Conservatories.