I'm excited to share an album of music inspired by Chinese mythology, legends, and martial arts fantasies. It combines a 60 piece orchestra recorded in Vienna with world class Chinese musicians, many of whom recorded on Disney's live action Mulan (2020) soundtrack!
Listen to the album on most music streaming services!
Behind the Scenes Video:
Read more about the album in this interview from Audio Network!
Úyanga Bold - Mongolian Vocals
Known for her otherworldly dynamic voice, ÚYANGA BOLD is an internationally acclaimed soundtrack vocalist. Úyanga counts herself fortunate to have worked as a vocal soloist with some of Hollywood’s top composers: Harry Gregson-Williams on Disney’s Mulan (2020), Oscar nominated composer Marco Beltrami and Anna Drubich (Guillermo del Toro’s “Scary Stories to tell in the Dark”), Captain Marvel composer Pinar Toprak, Sandro Morales Santoro on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom, and Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory.
Bei Bei - Guzheng
Bei Bei is one of the world’s premier guzheng musicians. As a studio musician, she recorded for the Disney movie "Mulan"(2020) original soundtrack as well as its powerful hit song "Loyal Brave True" sung by Christina Aguilera. She also premiered this song with Christina Aguilera at the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show on March 10, 2020. Other movie/TV soundtracks she recorded for include the hit Sci-fi Channel series “Battlestar Galactica” and movie “Mysteries of Ancient China”.
Jie Ma - Pipa/Ruan
From a long line of traditional Chinese musicians, Jie Ma began studying music and playing the pipa at age 5. Jie received her Bachelor of Music performance degree from one of China's top music schools, Tianjin Conservatory. In 2009, Jie was referred to in the U.K. newspaper, the Guardian, as one of the "notable" pipa players in the West.
Her soundtrack work includes “Revelation Online” and Disney’s Live-Action “Mulan.”
Zhiming Han - Yangqin/Dizi
Born in Shanghai, Zhiming Han is a World Class Chinese instruments virtuoso. He has worked with Oscar-winning Hollywood composers such as James Horner and John Williams, and on soundtracks for Disney’s “Mulan II”, Jackie Chan’s “Drunken Master”, “16 Blocks”, and the popular video game “World of Warcraft”.
Yun He Liang - Erhu
Mr. Yunhe Liang is an award winning musician, conductor, and composer. He has performed on stage and television since age 10 at venues including the LA Music Center and the Hollywood Bowl. Mr. Liang composed and performed the erhu theme music for Shanghai Disneyland. Mr. Liang is a graduate of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
George Shaw - Hulusi, Bawu, Chinese Drums
I myself also recorded on the album, playing Chinese winds (Bawu, Hulusi) and Chinese drums.