A native of Taiwan, Chien-Yin Chen is a marvelous young composer who spent ten years in Germany studying with Gyorgi Ligeti, and is now living in New York. Her work is remarkably inventive, honest and meticulously crafted. Purr, her debut CD features five different pieces showing her love of Chinese traditional music, improvisation, and the Western classical tradition, which she effortlessly reinvents, creating an impressive original sound world. Includes two large ensemble pieces, one featuring pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen, a bizarre duo for organ and bass, a trio for three guitars and more.
01 Cloud Walking 02 for pipa & small ensemble 03 Chen Dah At Large 04 for clarinet 05 violin & piano 06 Purr 07 for double bass & organ 08 Wogen-Brandung-Wonne 09 for 3 guitars 10 Fuse Box 11 for 7 players - (i) 12 Fuse Box