(to appear in the mind)
"The first Chinese-western funk fusion band outside Asia - the
West has been waiting for this."
Nick Farries, director of Destiny Music
In addition to her aerial theatre work, Gisele has completed an
album of original Chinese-Western fusion music (published by Carlin
Music) and launched an eight piece fusion band, Fuxian in 2008.
FUXIAN’s music is inspired by a desire to find a cultural language
between the west and China. While the economic and political power
of China receives enormous media attention, there is still relatively
little understanding in the west of China’s rich cultural legacy,
and even less sense of how the west will integrate culturally
with this superpower once it becomes unavoidable. While Indian
music has been absorbed effortlessly into our western musical
lexicon, this is yet to happen with Chinese music.
What better way to coax western audiences
toward China’s extraordinary cultural legacy than through this
experiment of fusing east and west through music? FUXIAN is one
of the first genuine fusion products to emerge from the very different
cultural traditions of China and the west.
Hold on to your pigtails.