Ying-Hsueh Chen – Raw Elegance (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 50:27 minutes | 411 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Orlando Records
Raw Elegance includes 3 primordial contemporary percussion works based on Skin, Wood, and Metal: Rebonds (1989) by Iannis Xenakis, Mani.Matta (2008) by Pierluigi Billone, and Maskine (‘machine’, 2012) by Toke Odin, commissioned by me. These 3 are all “architectural” pieces which, in my opinion, speak very directly to people of all ages and interests because of their primordial qualities.
The name “Raw Elegance” came from my many years of fascination with and exploration of different combinations of polarities. “Raw Elegance” sums up the general polarities in my personal style and taste on the stage: I am a woman percussionist with a slim physique, yet by nature I perform with lots of primitive power, intuition, and speed.