A Moving Sound's music is now distributed through Motema music, please go to motema (dot) com and find us in their artist section to purchase our music THANKS!
A Moving Sound's new CD "Songs Beyond Words" comes in a beautiful oversized package w/booklet designed by Grammy nominated package designer Shiao Chin Yang.
A Moving Sound had a wonderful showcase at WOMEX 2006, a respected world music conference held in Sevilla, Spain. As a
result much has happened recently including our appearance on Public Radio International http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/8362
More exciting news is that A Moving Sound will be presented on a program produced by Lonely Planet for The Discovery Channel called "Six Degrees". This show will begin in early 2007 and repeat for a year in 100 countries with an estimated viewing audience of 500,000. Also A Moving Sound was featured in the Feb 2007 issue of Global Rhythm Magazine.
Check our website for North American tour info for July 2007.
Here are a few edited reviews:
“an exciting new development in the progression of Chinese music…. joyous, evocative and enchanting.”
The New York Public Theater
“A Moving Sound is one of the most original outfits working in the world music arena today …… … forges an important new musical dialogue.”
Tom Pryor music suppervisor for National Geographic's World Music web site, past editor of Global Rhythm Magazine
“overwhelmingly received.… Chicago's reaction to A Moving Sound was a joy to see.”
Brian Keigher-, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
“powerful and beautifully touching….. Mia's voice soars”
Alan Davis Small World Music Festival, Toronto
“students recount having goose bumps throughout the show. The concert was truly incredible.”
Rachel Ruggles, Simmons College, Boston
Shen Don, or as it translates in English, A Moving Sound, is a performance company based in Taipei, Taiwan. A Moving Sound has created a new musical expression that fuses Taiwanese, Chinese and neighboring Asian musical ideas in inspired and engaging modern song compositions. Songs are performed on Chinese instruments such as the vertically held and bowed erhu and the Chinese guitar known as zhong ruan, as well as Western instruments. Transcendent vocals and dance by lead singer Mia Hsieh, transport listeners to and beyond the Far East to where only the highest art can take us.
The modern world has turned its’ eyes towards the Far East with China exploding rapidly in its’ economy and culture. Musically however, the world knows this region for either traditional music or music that, for the most part, copies western ideas. A Moving Sound has attracted international attention for opening a door to this unexplored territory with a music that is both ethnic and intensely passionate and creative. Audiences and critics are thrilled to see this new musical art based on melodies and instruments from the Far East.