"A Moving Sound is one of the most original outfits working in the world music arena today”.
--Tom Pryor, National Geographic
"one of the few groups offering truly creative music from Asia"
--Marco Werman, BBC Public Radio International
Fusing traditional influences with a global sensibility, award-winning ensemble A Moving Sound (Sheng Don聲動) from Taiwan, built a worldwide following through their joyous mix of original music and dance. In 2020 spring, AMS US tour concerts in New York and Wisconsin will take your breath away.
Featuring the distinctive timbres of the erhu (Taiwanese fiddle) and zhong ruan (lute), and the transcendent vocals of Mia Hsieh, AMS has devised a unique and compelling style that is all their own – a Taiwanese whirlwind that veers between the meditative and the exuberant with irrepressible spirit.
The music of AMS has been featured on BBC Radio 3, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and on The Discovery Channel and has been praised by critics and world music advocates around the globe. Chris Heim of the Global Village radio show said their work was “…delicately balanced between many worlds… an entryway to Eastern music and an artful expression of the human condition.” And Theodore C. Levin, the noted Dartmouth College ethnomusicologist who was the first Executive Director for Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project and the producer of the groundbreaking Smithsonian Folkways Music of Central Asia series, describes their work in these words: “A Moving Sound courageously weaves together the multiple and disparate cultural strands that make Taiwan a unique source of contemporary world music. Virtuosic performances on plucked and bowed instruments, Chinese percussion, Tibetan singing bowls, and the evocative vocal sounds and movement of Mia Hsieh come together in a performance that is at once joyous and contemplative.”
【Venue & Ticket links】
4/9, 7:30pm Thurs.
Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, NY
4/11, 7:30pm Sat.
Symphony Space,(World Music Institute), Manhattan NYC
4/13, 8:00pm Mon.
Stansbury Theater, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
2020 AMS US Tour is presented in collaboration with The Taipei Cultural Center in New York
【A Moving Sound】