To celebrate the Year of the Monkey here are video clips from our Monkey King 2008 show (CD info below):
SNAPSHOTS by Liz Chi Yen Liew OUT NOW!
Released on 1.2.2014 Liz's first solo album has just been released on Stella Polaris Recordings (more info here). In this offering Liew delves into her Classical piano roots and has written an evocative suite of filmic pieces with a dazzling blend of textures, melodies and atmospherics drawing from her British Chinese background. It's available as a limited edition CD for £6.99 (plus £1.99 p&p via PayPay) and also digitally on retailers including iTunes and
Amazon. Clip of 'Resting Place' is on the right.
“Liew's score is outstanding and highly evocative…An elegant, organic blend of Chinese and Western classical as well as contemporary elements…It is cinematic in character and partly reminds of composers such as Ravel or Debussy.” – Rainlores World of Music
“"If you are wanting music that transports you far away and yet calms the inner self then this is it..the exquisite juxtapositions of piano and oriental tinged strings and woodwind both stir and soothe in equal measure. This albums ability to haunt is most apparent on the stunning 2 minute stand alone violin solo 'To The Ends of the Earth' before the concluding piano pieces gently wrap themselves around you like the softest of duvet covers..." - 4/5 star customer review on Amazon
Price: £7.99 (plus £1.99 p+p)
Liz's sideline project with producer/musician Tom E Morrison (LT CHI SOUND SYSTEM) have just released their debut album 'Time is Like Water Flowing' on Big Sky Song. Inspired by the Chinese changing seasons, their music evokes the passing of time and conjures up images of the landscapes of China – its majestic mountains and picturesque rivers.
Described as ‘Chinese Café del Mar’ their music moves effortlessly from the drama of the Dragon Boat race to the delicate Chinese summer dance to the gritty Beijing Underground techno scene to the joyful Spring Lion dance.
This 14 track album is available exclusively (and securely via PayPal) here for £7.99 GBP plus £1.99 p+p (c) Big Sky Song Ltd 2008
Price: £8.99 (plus £1.99 p+p)
This 21 track CD features music from CHi2's show Monkey King - A Modern Beijing Opera, a brand new spin on the classic Chinese tale of Monkey King. Celebrating the richness and colour of Beijing Opera and re-interpreted for the modern day, Chi2's 90 minute show bursts with colour, drama, energy and vibrancy. The soundtrack was written and produced by Chi2 and Tom E Morrison with special guest Kuljit Bhamra on indian percussion and a plethora of exotic chinese instruments including guzheng,souna, dizi, liuqin, erhu, Beijing Opera percussion as well as the church organ. Released on Big Sky Song to coincide with their Autumn 2009 UK tour.
SPECIAL OFFER! - BUY LT CHI SOUND SYSTEM AND MONKEY KING FOR £16 (+P&P)
XX/XY - Liz Liew and Andy Leung