LIU SOLA & FRIENDS ENSEMBLE 劉索拉與朋友們樂隊

ABOUT THE ENSEMBLE 關於樂隊

In 1997, with the help of celebrated New York artist, director, and playwright Sister Joanna Chen, Liu Sola founded the Sola & Friends band, collaborating with top jazz musicians such as Amina C. Myers, Fernando Saunders, and Pheeroan aKlaff. In 1999, she went back to China with her musicians for Beijing Jazz Festival, a live recording of this groundbreaking concert, [Sola & Friends], was released in 2000. 

 

In September 2000, she returned to China again and founded the New Folk Big Band, the first ever Chinese folk/jazz fusion big band. The debut concert was a revelation to the Chinese and international audience, as it represented the first successful attempt to create a new Chinese improvisatory music. In 2003, with support from HKW Germany, she founded the Liu Sola & Friends ensemble, made up mainly of top Chinese instrumental soloists, to perform her compositions. 

 

Over the last few years, Liu Sola & Friends ensemble has become a highlight group for many major festivals around the world. The ensemble also has performed Liu Sola's compositions for modern dance, film soundtracks, albums and operas such as Liu Sola’s chamber opera [Fantasy of the Red Queen], together with Ensemble Modern.

 

From 2012 -2015, with new members joining in, such as guitarist Liu Yijun (aka. Lao Wu of Tang Dynasty), and percussionist Gert Mortensen, the ensemble appeared in China for many major events. The virtuoso performances and the unique music style attracted many young Chinese people. 

 

Over the last 10 years, Liu Sola taught her classically trained ensemble musicians to do improvisation. In early 2013, she started a pioneering program, the Liu Sola & Friends Ensemble Film Soundtrack Workshop. Working together with independent Chinese film directors, the innovative program aims to help musicians develop the ability to improvise more creatively on film soundtracks.

[劉索拉與朋友們]樂隊 簡介:

 

[劉索拉與朋友們]樂隊是國際知名,由十幾位最優秀的頂尖級演奏家組成,被英國專業界評為最頂尖的世界音樂樂隊。此樂隊在國際上曾有“中國式的迷幻”之稱。

 

它的前身是1997年在紐約成立 sola&friends,樂隊由不同國籍的著名獨奏音樂家們自願組合而成。原成員有:紐約著名爵士鋼琴家Amina C. Myers, 著名貝司演奏家、製作人 Fernando Sounders, 著名鼓手Pheeroan aKlaff 等著名爵士搖滾音樂家及特邀的民族音樂家。 

 

[劉索拉與朋友們]樂隊是2002年在德國世界文化大廈的直接支持下建立的中美聯合樂隊。樂隊成員包括以李真貴為首的中國精英民樂家和原美國音樂家。

 

2003年該樂隊在柏林的世界首演得到德國主要媒體的高度評價,南德日報稱“劉索拉不向西方古典與流行音樂投降”;“這樣的全球化完全可以對西方置之不理”。隨後,自2005年起,劉索拉開始全力打造本樂隊的中國民樂隊,立志於突出中國民樂的新形象。並且以中國民樂隊為主在西方巡演,媒體好評如潮。多次作為西方重要音樂節的首推重點樂隊。

 

樂隊多次與世界著名樂團及藝術大師合作演出。諸如,與德國[現代室內樂團](Ensemble Modern)共同演出了劉索拉創作的大型現代室內歌劇《驚夢》 ;以及與非洲koffi koko舞蹈團,中國獲獎舞劇[覺],以及美國著名爵士音樂家的合作等。樂隊也經常參與劉索拉的電影音樂錄音。

 

自2012年中國著名吉它演奏家唐朝老五-劉義軍的加入,和2015年丹麥打擊樂家哥特莫藤森的加入,給樂隊帶來了更加豐富的能量。本樂隊仍舊不斷尋求與世界各國及國內的優秀音樂家廣泛合作。

The musicians who have performed with this ensemble since 1997 -

自從1997年以來參與過此樂隊演出的音樂家們 -