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Matthew Lien的艺人档案

小档案

马修·连恩

Matthew Lien

    Matthew Carl Lien

圣地亚哥

出生日期 1965510

    歌手,作曲家

代表作品 水世纪,美丽新世界,狼,驯鹿宣言

加拿大 育空

    188cm

艺人资料

马修·连恩(Matthew Lien)是一位出生于圣地亚哥、寄居于加拿大、却又因为热爱大自然而四海漂泊的歌手和作曲家,也是一位热衷环保事业并用音乐来唤起人们环保意识的艺术家。从《狼》的推出到《驯鹿宣言》,无一不充满人类对身边最忠实的朋友——动物的关爱。

个人经历

1965510日,美国南加州圣地亚哥,MatthewLien呱呱落地。小Matthew是家中的第二个孩子,他还有一个姐姐。Matthew5岁时父母离异,Matthew和姐姐一起跟着母亲生活。虽然家境不富裕,母亲却执意要培养小Matthew的音乐才能———她为儿子买了一架钢琴,从此把音乐带进Matthew的人生。母亲的培育让Matthew逐渐掌握音乐技能,而父亲却影响了Matthew以后的音乐方向。和妻子离婚后,Matthew的父亲便一人住到了加拿大的育空地区。小Matthew年满7岁后,每年夏天都会去育空陪伴父亲。加州的阳光永远照耀不到育空这片乐土,美丽的大自然风光让小Matthew异常兴奋,他在湖面漂浮,在森林里玩耍。Matthew在不知不觉中产生了环保意识,而浸染于自然山水则让Matthew灵性毕现,随着年龄的增长,Matthew的音乐旅程中越来越多地沾染上山林水溪之气,直到有一天,他成为彻底的环保音乐家。

1990年,25岁的Matthew发表了自己的处女作《MusicToSeeBy》,一鸣惊人。Matthew音乐中表达出的冰山、湖水等育空风景令听众有直观之感,Matthew也凭此获得育空杰出人士的荣誉。此后的4年时间里,Matthew一口气发表了《InSoManyWords》(无以言尽)、《VoyagetoParadise》(天堂之旅)、《TouchingtheEarth》(感受大地)以及《CaribouCommons》(驯鹿宣言)等四张作品。这些作品一脉相承地展现了Matthew的音乐思想。其中,前三张专辑还是在表达自然风景,而第四张《CaribouCommons》则标志着Matthew音乐道路的突破,它与接下来的《BleedingWolves》一起,成为Matthew的经典之作。

1994年,Matthew凭借单曲"BleedingWolves"拿到了极光奖“最佳原创音乐奖”,1995年,他又获得极光奖四项提名,并拿到“杰出音乐创作奖”和“音乐类杰出个人奖”,可谓硕果累累。Matthew并不光做自己的音乐,1993年,他担任专辑《LouiseProfeitLeBlanc》(原住民故事)的制作人,同年他还制作了北极及加拿大运动会专辑《LifeCycle》。1994年,为《YukonGold》(育空之金)配乐制作等。 1997年,已经名扬天下的Matthew来到中国,探访东方文化的神韵。这一年,他与中国音乐家们共同探讨音乐,还研究了一些他过去从未听过的东方古乐器。散发神秘魅力的古乐器令他如痴如醉,并迅速把这些成果运用到他的新专辑《Confluence》(汇流)中去。中国乐器的造型简单,取材于大自然,有着宽广的音域、动人的音色。Matthew灵感突发,把他原本陌生的亚洲乐器与已经烂熟于胸的西方乐器巧妙融合,令《Confluence》相当特别。《Confluence》完全摒除了电子合成乐器,而是用大量的东西方乐器营造出最真实的画面。Matthew用中国二胡与提琴呼应,用中国唢呐与萨克斯风搭配,用箫与爱尔兰笛应和,用琵琶与班纠琴融合,搭配出天衣无缝的整体效果。《Confluence》的录音工程浩大,有多达50多人参与录音,最后还由混音大师BernieGrundman进行制作,使之成为Matthew音乐生涯里的又一高峰。

Matthew的音乐虽然被人们称为是环保音乐却有别于“激进”,他只是把手中的乐器幻化为摄像机,真实地记录下自然的各个角度,然后作为记录片播放出来。重视“呈现”而不是“说服”,是Matthew音乐“世界观”层次上的特立独行,也正因此,人们受到的震撼反而越大:那种消除了一切语言、文化、地域隔阂的公正、尊重与融合,使听Matthew的音乐变得轻松起来。随着时代的发展,Matthew所倡导的环保概念正越发深入人心,而他的音乐正像窖藏的美酒,愈久弥香。

Life and career

Matthew Carl Lien (born 10 May 1965 in San Diego, California) is a Yukon, Canada based world music singer-songwriter and producer. His primary lyrical and musical focus is on environmental and cultural themes.

During his childhood in San Diego, Lien would visit his father at Dezadeash Lake, Yukon each summer, eventually moving there when he was 16.

Lien taught himself to play piano when he was 10 years old, and later learned how to record and produce music in high school and afterwards.

He also taught himself to score for contemporary, traditional folk, and classical musicians by asking friends for help and working long hours alone.

As recording was an expensive undertaking for the independent Lien, he would work at various jobs in California or in the Yukon, until he saved enough money, and then record three songs at a time in San Diego studios.

The first song he ever formally recorded was in a recording studio at San Diego Senior High School. The song, called "Kecia's Song," was inspired by the death of his friend and classmate, Kecia Cummings.

After high school, he recorded three more songs at Hit Single recording studio, with a classic rock band "Down To Earth" for which he was lead singer and keyboardist.

He later recorded his own solo material in San Diego recording studios, at Mix Masters recording studios, where he received a certificate in Advanced Engineering, and at Steve Vaus Productions where he met recording engineer Michael W. Harris.

As Lien's recordings became more advanced, with numerous musicians and layers of diverse instrumentation, he eventually required more advanced studios with automation, such as Lyonshare and The Complex in Hollywood, California.

Preferring his native San Diego to Los Angeles, he discovered Signature Sound recording studios in San Diego, California, which is owned by his friend and musician/producer Luis Arteaga whom he met earlier at Mix Masters, where he recorded most of his albums to date, with the exception of his Hybrid SACD "Arctic Refuge" which was recorded at Bryan Adams' Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Lien's first international release, "Bleeding Wolves," was released in southeast Asia by independent record distributor Wind Music of Taiwan. The non-pop album became a sensation, rapidly achieving multi-platinum status in Taiwan, and having sold millions of copies on the piracy market in China.

He now has a fan base of millions in Taiwan and China, where he is known for his environmental music and his work with aboriginal and traditional cultures. His profile in Taiwan is such that he has received government appointments and is sought for commercial endorsements.

Album ‘Orchid Island’ won Western Canadian Music Award for Best World Album in 2011.And also he won Golden Melody Award for Best Album Producer in the same year.

Album ‘8000’ was released in September 2014.

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