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Global Soundscapes

Stunning destinations from around the world, recreated through music, soundscapes, and perfumes.

From the Gare du Nord of Paris to the tropical Java, the spice markets of Istanbul to outback Australia, this one-of-a-kind programme takes the audience on a multi-sensory journey around the world, sharing some of the special moments experienced by both her collaborators and herself.

"Global Soundscapes is a brilliant concept, taking the audience on a sensory journey around the world. It is unique and powerful. Belle is an extraordinary musician as she successfully combines her excellent musicianship with bold ideas offering audiences a one-off experience."

- Sophie Lewis, Managing Director, NCO Great Britain

Performers: 

Belle Chen - piano & soundscapes

in collaboration with

Les Flâneurs - perfume design

Programme - selections include:

Gare du Nord

Francis Poulenc's Valse in C with reconstructed Parisian soundscapes

Alleyways in Barcelona

Federico Mompou's Cancion y Danza No. 6 with reconstructed Barcelona soundscape, and improvisation

Spice Market in Istanbul

Fazil Say's Black Earth with preceding reconstructed soundscape of Istanbul

Midnight in Cervo

Domenico Scarlatti's Sonata in D Minor with soundscapes evoking a serene moment outside the church on top of Cervo, Italy

Departure

Belle Chen's contemporary classical composition for prepared piano

Shan (Mountain) & Shui (Water)

Belle Chen's composition for prepared piano, evoking the sound of traditional Chinese instruments

Mediterranean Coast

Maurice Ravel's Une Barque sur l'Ocean with coastal soundscapes, evoking the first glance of the Mediterranean Sea

Pagi (Morning)

Prepared piano composition by Belle Chen inspired by the Javanese gamelan with reconstructed soundscape sourced around Central Java

Argentinean Tango

Astor Piazzolla's Libertango with reconstructed soundscapes evoking the street performers of Buenos Aires

Finnish Forest

Jean Sibelius' The Spruce with reconstructed soundscape of the Finnish forest

TECH RIDER available on request.

Including:
Patch list
Stage Plot

Lighting Design

Selected Performance Highlights:

Royal Over-Seas League London, UK (2016) 

Southbank Centre, London, UK, BBC Radio 3 Live broadcast (2016) 

Latitude Festival, London, UK for BBC Radio 3 (2016) 

Piano Project, Melbourne, Australia (2016) 

Austrian Cultural Institute (2017)  

OpenSenses Festival x Crossmodalist Cabaret (2017) 

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, Australia (2018) 

De Doelen, Classical:NEXT Official Showcase, Netherlands (2018)

Deal Festival, Deal, UK (2018)

Musica da Casa Menotti, Spoleto, Italy (2018)

LSO St. Lukes, Chinese Arts Now Festival, London, UK (2019)

Scenkonst Sörmland Concert HallEskilstuna, Sweden (2019)

Varberg Teater, Varberg, Sweden (2019)

Palazzina Liberty, Piano City Milano: Midnight Main Stage, Italy (2019)

Tetracordo Jazz Festival, Isernia, Italy (2019)

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