TANGO – arranged by Chia-Hui Lu 盧佳慧改編曲《探戈》
Piano is my castle and Music my religion. Since the day I was born, my life has been surrounded by music. As a child, I recall the numerous times I stayed under my piano, reading, playing, and dreaming. To me, the piano is my best friend. It was the outlet from which I can express my most inner emotions. Through my piano, I can find myself. And through music, I felt complete.
Piano playing requires deep concentration and energy. And I found that without a strong healthy body, it was difficult to reach my desired level of aptitude. The Japanese Novelist, Murakame Haruki, understood the importance of fitness and ran everyday. Though I enjoy swimming and scuba diving, these activities proved impractical in Taipei city. But by chance, I found an exercise that was true to my nature and can really get my cardio up, “Dance”.
As a musician, I thought dancing would be easy because I can quickly find the beat. But I found my dance to be amusingly awkward. But with persistence, I grew more in tune with my body. With dance, I felt my heart beat once again and I began to notice the confidence in my walk, in my posture, and in the way I play the piano. My rhythm and senses grew sharper and my performances more exhilarating.
With “Enchanted”, I hope to express in my music, the inspiration that dance had brought to me. In this album, I have included my first recorded transcription, which I interpret as bold and brilliant.