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A Musical Life with Hugh Sung

Pianist Hugh Sung shares stories about making music and what moves our souls. Featuring interviews with musicians from a wide variety of genres, including Classical, Folk, Rock, Jazz, and beyond. Visit http://amusicallife.com for all episodes and show notes. New episodes coming every Monday.
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Dec 5, 2016
Frederic Chiu, Polymath Pianist

Frederic Chiu is one of those renaissance polymath pianists for whom music is a prism for exploring life in its totality. From recording the entire oeuvre of Prokofiev’s piano literature to exploring the relationships between disparate cultures, interests in computer science and artificial intelligence, and even using the principles of cooking to explore deep learning principles, Frederic is a fascinating example of what a beautiful mind looks like in the world of music.

Frederic Chiu’s latest album, “Distant Voices”, is a fascinating amalgam of exploring deep connections between diverse musical cultures while stretching the boundaries of music technologies - and even time travel - with the use of Yamaha’s DCFX, a Disklavier concert piano that features the world’s most advanced reproducing technologies where the subtlest keystrokes and pedal actions are captured in incredibly high resolution. The result is a blended experience, where listeners can have the option to watch Frederic on video connected to a Yamaha Disklavier piano that can play back a perfectly captured synchronized performance.

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Frederic's website: http://www.fredericchiu.com/EN/Welcome.html

Beechwood Arts: http://www.beechwoodarts.org/Welcome.html

Beechwood Arts' Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/beechwoodarts/?__xt__=31.[759463819%2C%22intro_card%22%2C%7B%7D]&pnref=lhc

Classical Smackdown: http://www.fredericchiu.com/Classical_Smackdown/Welcome.html

 

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