About this video: Australian-Taiwanese pianist Belle Chen takes listeners on an immersive and evocative recreation of locations around the world through classical music, soundscapes, improvisation and perfumes.

From tropical sounds of Java, storms in southern Spain, the spice markets of Istanbul to Buenos Aires, pianist Belle Chen performs works of Ravel, Mompou, Poulenc, Scarlatti, Fazil Say, and Piazzolla amidst manipulated field recordings and improvisation in collaboration with perfumer Nadjib Achaibou and guest musicians.

About the artist: Handpicked by Brian Eno as the one to watch, pianist Belle Chen has distinguished herself with her unique recorded works that are unbound by tradition- often mixing classical music repertoire with recorded soundscapes.  Her creativity was celebrated through winning the classical music category of 2015 London Music Awards, as voted by a luminous panel from the UK music industry.

PROGRAM

Maurice Ravel
‘Une Barque sur l’Ocean’ from Miroirs
01:39

Francis Poulenc
‘Valse’ for Album des Six
12:44

Federico Mompou
Selections from Scenes d’Enfants
16:12

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in D Minor
25:41

Ivan Bozicevic
‘Fluente Animato’ from Sotto Voce
33:37

Ivan Bozicevic
Improvisation on Indonesian Sounds & Javanese Gamelan
36:00

Astor Piazzolla
Libertango (with preceding improvisation)
40:48

Miriam Hyde
‘Valley of Rocks’
49:10

Fazil Say
‘Black Earth’
58:21

Supported by the Mary Vallentine Limitless Stage Fund

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