View YouTube highlight reel featuring selected full piece audio, video, and audience response from the 2020 premiere.
The incomparable pianist Belle Chen presents Destinations, her Audio Visual show.
Collaborating with designer Nick Robertson (Coldplay, Brian Eno) to transform the stage into shifting environments with real time visual performer Mario Radev (nominee Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival) and lighting designer Nao Nagai (Bury Court Opera, Curious International).
Journey through the world’s changing natural wonders, while traversing the realms of classical, avant-garde, world, sound art and electronica.
World premiere presented by CAN Festival and Kings Place, February 2020.
"Beautiful pieces and flawless execution... A delightful surprise for all of your senses."
- Headphone Commute
This work has been commissioned by Chinese Arts Now and is supported with funding from Arts Council England and Help Musicians UK.
From Chinese Arts Now:
Belle Chen has been commissioned by Chinese Arts Now for a new work following her performance of Global Soundscapes in our 2019 Festival at LSO St.Luke’s. Belle is one of only three artists to receive a commission from CAN for its next festival in February 2020, and she will receive the largest award.
CAN is supporting Belle, because it recognises that Belle makes a significant contribution to experimental and contemporary music that aligns with CAN’s aim to break-down traditional stereotypes of Chinese culture.
CAN is the first National Portfolio Organisation with Arts Council England to specifically support Chinese heritage artists (chineseartsnow.org.uk)
Belle Chen - Piano, composition, artistic lead
in collaboration with:
Nick Robertson - Creative lead, design
Mario Radev - Live visuals
Nao Nagai - Lighting design
Steve Wald - Production
Lidia Crusafulli - Premiere Concert Photography
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