“X Culture is a tribute to diversity, and a testament to the
creativity that flows from openness to other cultures.
Each piece is a celebration of the composer's own culture, while
also embracing the beauty and uniqueness of another. The
result is a stunning collection of music that is both profound
Italian composer (Domeniconi) evokes an ancient & mysterious
Turkish soundscape ; a Brazilian (Reis) perfectly expresses the
nostalgia & yearning of Portuguese song ; a Cuban (Brouwer)
takes us to Japan with a colourful exploration of sound and space
; Xuefei features the world-premier of a Chinese dance written for
her by an Englishman (Houghton) ; & a Japanese (Sakamoto)
composes for a movie intended for Western audiences.
The album mirrors my own cross cultural journey, from a place and
time with no guitar tradition to becoming a truly international
performer, with a rich & culturally diverse repertoire.
Join me in exploring this new perspective on the rich tapestry of
cultural diversity that makes our world so colourful and unique.”
Xuefei Yang. London, May 2023.
You can listen in Spatial Audio - the recording was made using
Dolby Atmos which gives a height dimension to the sound.