MIDEM Music Spotlight: Mark Chan
Music From The Other End Of The World
Artist: Mark Chan
Title: Music From the other End of the World
Genre: Asian World Music
Listen: “Music From the Other End of the World”
Singapore-born Mark Chan is a diverse composer, singer/songwriter as well as a trained, traditional Chinese flutist and a trained, Western Counter-tenor. I discovered one of his compositions on the special MIDEM sampler, Singapore Midem 2006, that the Singapore booth distributed at the “MIDEM, The World Music Market’s 40th Edition” conference in Cannes, France.
Further exploration on his website led to a discovery of mystical sounds. Chan describes his music as “a blend of Eastern and Western sounds, fusing a range of Chinese, Indonesian, Malay, Indian elements with a modern international sensibility. After all, I live in Singapore.” I couldn’t have described it better myself.
His compositions hold a surprise around every well-timed bend, and I believe that you’ll enjoy the discoveries! Immerse yourself ...
The sampler CD was a joint project between the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), in collaboration with the National Arts Council, Singapore, and with the support of ID Singapore, and was distributed at the Singapore Pavillion.
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