Every now and then I perform on the alto saxophone. Ironically, I don’t like the instrument very much and especially dislike a lot of the playing styles associated with it (honking rock sax, woozy sexy sax or sweet-sweet KennyG sax). Nevertheless, whenever someone asks to play, I give it a try. Over the years I have played classical music, experimental music, electronica, swing, jazz, rock, soul, funk, rap, easy-listening and Christmas carols with various ensembles and bands.
View on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgLbBTeOa-g
In Hong Kong, I performed several times with Site Access, an indie-funk band. I was just watching a video of one of the band’s concerts and didn’t care much for my contribution (too busy, a few wrong notes, not consistently in tune). I think the more laidback playing style in the above video is more suitable for me. This video excerpt is from a performance with Supathugz (another of Brandon’ projects) at a FARM concert in Victoria Park. I also played on a song the band composed for Jan Lamb’s (Lam Hoi Fung’s 30′mething album (New Romance). Yim composed most of the saxophone riffs.
Angels and Demons
View on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=awZwn4aihmY
I was recently asked by YouTuber digi hendrix (aka rapper Yardi Black: http://www.youtube.com/user/Hollyhoodproductions). He produced the music while I did the video images (and re-mastered the music). The footage is of Happy Valley Cemetery in Hong Kong and was taken using a Digital Harinezumi 2++ camera. The footage was then processed using Adobe After Effects. (you can see the original footage in the Harinezumi in Hong Kong series: http://longzijun.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/hong-kong-harinezumi-part-1/
Student Music Project
Recently, students at my school have shown an interest in recording cover versions or pop songs as well as their own original work. Basically, I help them out by recording the audio more cleanly and enhancing the quality of the recordings. Here is the first video in this series: Babble’s interpretation of Ai Otsuka’s Planetarium:
Go to the student CreativeMediaPop channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CreativeMediaPop
The whole series is being uploaded to this page: longzijun.wordpress.com/works/student-music-originals-and-covers/
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