My original works tell stories and conjure memories. I combine classical training and performance with modern soundscapes including the occasional use of synths resulting in a blend of Eastern-Western techniques. I play with both acoustic and electronic soundscapes, but my ear dictates melodic sentiments. I was born in the USA and am second generation Taiwanese. A Harvard graduate in both Music and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, I was a violinist but switched to composing and producing recently because of ongoing health problems and injuries. After many years of misdiagnoses, I was finally diagnosed with two brain tumors last year, the larger an acoustic neuroma-type, growing on my balance/hearing nerve in the inner auditory canal. With surgery I was told by my first surgeon that I had a 50% chance to lose hearing in my left ear and that my balance would likely never be normal again. I went to another surgeon who had training in endoscopic, more minimally-invasive techniques for challenging skull-base cases and luckily my hearing remained after the November ’19 surgery. I’m glad that I can still share my music.. I consider myself more of a musician than a pianist having spent more time growing up playing violin. I am glad I did take a couple years of piano which has really helped me in my music creations. The piano, being one of the most prevalent instruments in so many cultures, is the one I run to now to figure out melodies and improvisations. I look at an older instrument with its well-worn veneer and scratches and imagine the kind of stories it has told through the hands of generations past…I am humbled and inspired..
Acoustic, Ambient, Chill, Cinematic, Easy Listening, Electronic, Instrumental, Modern Classical, New Age, Piano