崔展鴻 Tsui Chin Hung / 同名演奏專輯
歌手:崔展鴻
2022-10-05 | 國語音樂
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崔展鴻多年以作曲家和結他手兩個身分尋找屬於能代表自己最真誠、原始的聲音,此專輯為他對自己音樂的第一次解說。
專輯在位於美國麻省的PBS Studios 收錄,該錄音室曾為格林美獎得主Esperanza Spalding, Jerry Bergonzi 錄音。

Tsui Chin Hung’s debut album is a collection of 8 deeply personal and heartfelt pieces, including 6 original compositions, wrapped in the silks of classical, jazz, and oriental folk-inspired styles.

“Guitar is my first instrument. As much as I love the instrument, the language of guitar centric music, I’d found myself less and less drawn to.

Early on, I knew the instrument wasn’t going to guarantee a creative voice. If I was to write anything distinct from the guitaristic idiom, there wasn’t really much left.

That was when I looked for abilities to articulate my innermost thoughts, approaching it compositionally is what allows that.
I started to have the ideas of music I like to write, that kept me going. Having few very mentors was my chance to gain the tools to compose technically in control. Yet as every academic in music or just about anything in art, giving me tools to write was their problem, being creative was still my problem.

In the process of searching for anything distinctive and personal enough, I had to monitor myself how conscious I am of that in my writings. I started to question what’s important to me, what personal meant for me. The hardest part is to give up anything that’s unintentional, anything that reminisces my music heroes. There was when I learned how to identify things that work or do not work for me, things I couldn’t rely on.
The traditions are glorious and ever present, that will always be. But it never means to leave us traces of what should come next if being creative is what I’m going about.

Training myself to think, to write in certain ways for that to happen, to make observations about what it was. I had to start develop my own writing techniques. Composition was and will never be a casual thing. I hope to have an identity that transcends the guitar.
It was to be my first record. It had not came out in schedule, I got distracted with other stuff, hit a few walls with it. The materials were being played over and over by my group and with people I worked with over the years. It has had a big impact on me to these days. I want to put it out so that others can finally hear it after all these years. I am happy that these pieces be seeing the light of day finally.”
- 崔展鴻 Tsui Chin Hung
2022

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Personnel
崔展鴻 Tsui Chin Hung - guitar
Dahye Kim - flute
莊子萱 cts - clarinet
Giosuè Greco - alto saxophone
Jesse Francese - trumpet
Yichun Teng - trombone
李潭林 Christian Tan-lin Li - piano
Raphaël Pannier - drum set
Seungho Jang - bass
九九 Sophie Chen - voice
郭雅志 Yazhi Guo - suona (Guest featuring on track 7)
楊淇 Kate Yeung - voice (Guest featuring on track 8)

Conducted and produced by Tsui Chin Hung

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Track 1《重塑 Reshape》
Composition by Tsui Chin Hung

The only performance of this album that involved overdubbing, two guitars multi-tracked, as a conversation with myself.
這是專輯內唯一一首牽涉疊錄的歌,希望能在專輯接下來發生的、與樂團互動的所有,先給一個聆聽和回應自己樂器的機會。

Track 2《蔓延 Manyan》
Composition by Tsui Chin Hung

Written in 2011. Manyan - 蔓延, means overspread in Chinese. This piece was my take on unravelling how I found clouds, water, flame, ideas, things that move slowly and carefully, things that are developed gradually and almost imperceptibly.
萬物如雲朵、火焰、水,概念如人與人之間好壞的關係、想法,往往都是小心翼翼、不知不覺中發展的。蔓延這首作品是我對這些有形或無形的狀態,在音樂上的一個體悟。

Track 3《沒懂你的輕描 Pantomime》
Composition by Tsui Chin Hung

Splendour at its purest form would usually be too strong to be imperious, that’s when the water started boiling, the moment when everything comes together.
最燦爛的事,很多時候都只在脆弱時短暫停留。

Track 4《繹民歌一首 Folk song unravelled》
Folk song adapted by Tsui Chin Hung

Unfurling the folk song “Mo Li Hua” with my aesthetic, tried to carve out my own ways of doing things. I am grateful to have Sophie’s vocal featured on this folk melody.
以民歌《茉莉花》為基礎的編制,崔展鴻運用他建立的美學翻譯該旋律。邀請了歌手 九九 Sophie Chen 參與演繹民歌原本部分。

Track 5《‘Round Midnight Variation》
Composition by Thelonious Monk
Variation written by Tsui Chin Hung

This piece was derived from the studies of contrapuntal writing when I was in the process of searching for anything distinctive and personal enough. It’s the only track on the album that wasn’t cut at PBS. The performance was realised by the ensemble I had back then at school. Original files of the Pro Tools recordings had been lost, a mp3 file of this take is what’s left. This performance is very dear to me, I owe it to Anthony's incomparable dedication and mastery for restoring my music to how it sounded on that very night.

Recorded on October 7, 2012.

Personnel:
Tsui Chin Hung - guitar
Stella Chuang - clarinet
Lindsay Kupser - voice
Ricardo Curto - piano
Kazuhiro Odagiri - drum set
Mauricio Morales - bass

Track 6《I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face》
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

I've grown accustomed to her face.
She almost makes the day begin.
I've grown accustomed to the tune that she whistles night and noon.
Her smiles, her frowns, Her ups, her downs
Are second nature to me now;
Like breathing out and breathing in.
I was serenely independent and content before we met;
Surely I could always be that way again and yet
I've grown accustomed to her look;
Accustomed to her voice;
Accustomed to her face.

Track 7《智有所不明 Needle in the hay》
Composition by Tsui Chin Hung

Track 8《纖巧的一刻 Maybe in a time of delicacy》
Composition by Tsui Chin Hung
Lyric by Tam Mei Yin

作詞:譚美然

春風 朝雨露水撲滿葉飛花中轉圏
淚流下滋養赤地將荒土貫穿
行雲若水不會終斷
然而樹影怎抱得住

風吹起細沙 沙細數
數算幾許清風朗月
飄飄雨煙 吹不斷
沾濕一巷柏樹

秋風 落黃葉終於歸根兜轉一個圈
樹搖動風吹不息將天空貫穿
是連繫一畫仍是圓
能乘著風許個心願
迷曚月色中再相遇

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Recorded on May 4, 2013 at PBS Studios in Westwood, Massachusetts. Engineered by Peter Kontrimas.
Mixed by 果果 John Huang (5), Peter Kontrimas (6,7), Matthew Sim (1,2,3), 楊我華 Anthony Yeung (4,8).
Mastered by 楊我華 Anthony Yeung at AYM Studio, Hong Kong.
All compositions by Tsui Chin Hung.
Except “Folk song unravelled” and “‘Round Midnight Variation” were adapted by Tsui Chin Hung from folk song “Mo Li Hua” and Thelonious Monk’s "'Round Midnight".
“I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face” music by Frederick Loewe, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

All tracks except for additional guitar on “Reshape” and vocal on “Maybe in a time of delicacy” were recorded live without overdub.

Photography by 阮漢威 Yuen Hon-wai
Album Artwork by Victor Leung

Acknowledgment:
Thanks to my mentors, Irina Boutyrskaya, 蔡立恒 Frankie Choi, Jimmy Wyble, Bruce Buckingham, Brad Rabuchin, Ken Rosser, Scott Henderson, Robert Drasnin, Eímear Noone, Francine Trester, Yakov Gubanov.
Not merely for music, but for general. Without them, things would be impossible.

To my great colleagues and friends who supported me, Christian Tan-lin Li, Moira Lo Bianco, Yuhan Su, Mina Lavcheva, Michael Cardone, Osmar Okuma, Giosuè Greco, Lindsay Kupser, Kazuhiro Odagiri, Seungho Jang, Stella Chuang, Dahye Kim, Jesse Francese, Yichun Teng, Raphaël Pannier, Sophie Chen, Yazhi Guo, Kate Yeung, Yuduo Chen, Rong Lu, Peter Kontrimas, Yuen Hon-wai, Kung Chi Shing, Almond Yeung, Patrick Lui Pak Hei, Wong Tak Chung, Chapman So, Anthony Yeung, Joyce Cheung Pui-chih, Rocket Lee, Karen Fok, Yaya Lai, Leon Lee, Ho Ka Kit.
I stand stunned in gratitude for the privilege of making music with you all.

Thanks to my wife and son for their love and inspiration. My parents and sister for the ever present encouragement to spread my wings.

This album is dedicated to my grandmother, 黃秀麗 Wong Sau Lai, whose live is etched in my heart.
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