Cross-Cultural Collisions, Reinventions & Fertilizations
Michael Sidney Timpson composer
Chinese Silk and Bamboo Ensemble, Chai Found Music Workshop Chen-Ming Huang erhu (Chinese fiddle) and director; Chung-Hsien Wu dizi/xiao (Chinese bamboo flute); Shu-Fen Lee yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer); Hui-Kuan Lin pipa (Chinese lute); Yen-Ping Liang daruan (Chinese bass guitar); I-Hsien Lin zheng (Chinese zither); Theresa D’Aiuto Andrasy voice; Kim McCormick flute; Sang-Hie Lee piano; The University of South Florida Percussion Ensemble | Robert McCormick conductor; Ryan Wilson glockenspiel; Alex Delgado crotales; Ian Kerr vibraphone; Alex Huffstutler chimes; Nick Souder xylophone; Emory Blake marimba; Tamara Persad almglocken; Beran Harp gongs; Additional vocal support: Wil Pertz, Rhodell T. Fields, Tom Kersey, Chris Ferguson, “Shades” Timpson; Richard Scruggs soprano saxophone; Haiqiong Deng zheng; Ann Satterfield bass clarinet; Shu-Feng Lee yangqin; The China National Film Symphony Orchestra | Tao Fan director
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Catalog #: RR7905
Format: Digital & Physical
This album features works by composer Michael Sidney Timpson that combine three different “spheres of influence:” European avant-garde, American jazz and pop, and various Asian musical traditions. These spheres “collide” with inventive friction, often fuse to “reinvent” convention, and merge to “fertilize” the mind with inspirational seeds for further hybrid creativity.