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Mediterranean Sounds - Soundscapes & Classical Music

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Mediterranean Sounds - Soundscapes & Classical Music
Mediterranean Sounds - Soundscapes & Classical Music


ETTO MUSIC BELLE CHEN - (soundscapes & classical music) Charming French seasides, passionate flamenco, Italian fishing villages, Istanbul markets full of all sorts of wonderful spices.. On 'Mediterranean' Belle Chen takes inspiration from the structural construct of concept albums by artists such as Marvin Gaye and Frank Zappa, and combines the language of classical music with reconstructed field recordings to recreate locations from around the Med. Belle captured hours of on-location field recordings and sourced additional samples in attempt to construct sonic images specific to her experiences and observations. The hours of listening back to captured material allowed her to pick out specific ambience and musicality of interesting sounds. Belle then researched libraries of classical music composers that were specific to the location and/or wrote works inspired by the location. Then from the filtered list, there were hours of experimenting to find the repertoire of best fit to illustrate Belle's experiences. The composers featured in this album include Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, Isaac Albeniz, Federico Mompou, Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Liszt, and Fazil Say. Belle's vision is to explore how sounds from the 'real world' can be integrated into the realm of classical music to create a different listening experience- much alike how sampled sounds are very frequently used by DJs and producers in mainstream and world music. All her works are inspired by her love to travel and exploration, and motivated by the stories and shared experiences of the people she meets through travel. We hope you will enjoy this album! Key Selling Quotes: "Original and provocative"- Brian Eno "Hugely impressive - have a listen, she's terrific" James Rhodes "At the forefront of UK's new wave of experimental classical musicians" - China Sohu News 2016 Top 4 'Best New Music', BBC 'Introducing Classical Artists'


  1. Name
  2. Intro
  3. Miroirs: III. Une Barque Sur LOcéan
  4. A Small Café In Nice
  5. Nocturne In Eb Major, FP. 56 No. 7
  6. Málaga Gulls
  7. Iberia: X. Malaga
  8. Barcelona Rhythms
  9. Cancion Y Danza No. 6
  10. A Hidden Catalan Garden
  11. Jeunes Filles Au Jardin
  12. Midnight In Cervo
  13. Sonata In D Minor, L. 108
  14. An Italian Wedding
  15. Années De Pèlerinage, Deuxième Année, S.161: I.Sposalizio
  16. Spice Market In Istanbul
  17. Black Earth
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