Stunning destinations from around the world, recreated through music, soundscapes, and perfumes.
From the Gare du Nord of Paris to the tropical Java, 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 scent collaborator and herself.
This is a rotating programme, and destinations will be chosen specifically for each performance.
"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
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
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
Maurice Ravel's Une Barque sur l'Ocean with coastal soundscapes, evoking the first glance of the Mediterranean Sea
Prepared piano composition by Belle Chen inspired by the Javanese gamelan with reconstructed soundscape sourced around Central Java
Astor Piazzolla's Libertango with reconstructed soundscapes evoking the street performers of Buenos Aires
Jean Sibelius' The Spruce with reconstructed soundscape of the Finnish forest
TECH RIDER available on request.
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 Hall, Eskilstuna, Sweden (2019)
Varberg Teater, Varberg, Sweden (2019)
Palazzina Liberty, Piano City Milano: Midnight Main Stage, Italy (2019)
Tetracordo Jazz Festival, Isernia, Italy (2019)
Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, UK (2019)