Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mahkota- The Making 2

Once again, back in the studios to complete MAHKOTA, the lead violin part..=)
And since it's a public holiday for Selangor, i seize the opportunity to get it done quickly. Main reason is i would like to send the file over to my arranger/ violinist friend, Peng Fei in Shanghai to record the orchestra over the weekend and to hopefully record in GuangZhou, as the cost there would be much better.
So well, this time with a "click" track, Peng Fei's job gonna be so much easier right?

Peng Fei's a very good friend of mine and is also a fellow jazz violinist/ arranger/ Composer like me based in Shanghai, China.
Probably one of the best musician i know around the globe!
Here's WHY & a little biodata about him being the maestro himself!

Violinist and Composer Peng Fei has been selected to compose music for the official celebrations at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

Peng Fei graduated 3 times with highest distinction from Shanghai Conservatory of Music on classic violin performance (2000), the Royal Brussels Music Conservatory majored in jazz performance and composition (2002) and the Royal Conservatory of THE HAGUE where he studied with saxophonist John Ruocco (2003). Peng Fei composes music for international brand advertising, TV commercials, documentaries, TV dramas and movies.

He has appeared worldwide as a performer and music director: the 2002 German Castal Jazz Festival; 2003 Macau International Jazz Festival with jazz great Eugene Pao special performance; 2005 Singapore Art Of Chinese Festival, 2005 Hong Kong International art festival-All that shanghai jazz, 2005 Hong Kong International Jazz Festival-Coco Zhao/Peng Fei special performance; 2006 Malaysian Miri international Jazz Festival-All that shanghai jazz, 2006 Canadian Montreal International Jazz Festival- Possicobilities Band special performance.

Peng Fei appears in 2007 at the Montreal Jazz Festival and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Peng Fei & Dennis Lau@ Penang Jazz 2007

*This album has been an honored to have you(Peng Fei) to be a part of it, and my sincere gratitude and appreciation goes to you for the arrangements of Prelude in F minor & Mahkota*

This evening@ Arkstudios

I love recording, why because thats the only time when i will try to play best to perfection and that the same time, dressed DOWN..haha=)

My trustie Studio Enginner, Joe Loy, Thanks Mate!=)


Peace- Good Music, Better Place

God Bless!

Dennis Lau

1 comment:

Alicia PCL said...

Dressing down is one of the most comfy outfit!! Love it. Happy new year dear, haven't seen u for ages.