by Juliana Baron, July 31st of July 2015
Vocal Blog Talk with Christine Liu, Wuming Chen and Bud Jan
- Music Director and Alto of the vocal group Voco Novo (Taiwan)
- Director of International Affairs of Vocal Asia
- Music arranger
- Chief Executive Officer of Vocal Asia
- Leader and VP of the vocal group Semiscon (Taiwan)
- Investment Consultant in the Culture, Music and Film Industry
- Organizer of the single singer’s network in Shanghai and China
- Leader and Tenor of the amateur vocal group A-CAism
„I really enjoy singing a cappella with all the friends in Shanghai“
Juliana: I don’t know any a cappella person who doesn’t know Christine Liu! Nevertheless, could you introduce yourself to our Vocal Blog visitors?
Christine: Hi, I am Christine. I have an a cappella group in Taiwan called Voco Novo and I am the Music Director and sing Alto in the group. And I also work part time for Vocal Asia, that’s an organization that promotes a cappella music in Asia.
Juliana: Wuming, I am very happy, that you also found some time for this interview right after your China tour with your band Semiscon. Could you also briefly let our blog visitors know about your a cappella background?
Wuming: I am Wuming Chen also from Vocal Asia. And I am the band leader of Semiscon vocal group from Taiwan. I am also the vocal percussionist in that band. Just like Christine, we try to promote a cappella music all around Asia and we also try to make a stronger linkage between a cappella in Asia, Europe and the States.
Juliana: At least for Shanghai, if you want to sing a cappella or want to meet a cappella friends – you need to go to Bud.
Wuming: Yes, haha, he’s the man!
Juliana: I would call you the center of the a cappella network in Shanghai. Can we get a short introduction who you are?
Bud: Hi everyone, this is Bud. I am from Taiwan as well and I am working in Shanghai as a financial investment consultant for the music and film industry. My work is not related to a cappella. But I devote a lot of time to a cappella because I love it. Wuming and Christine are my teachers, my professors and my idols too. I learned a cappella through them and I really enjoy singing a cappella with all the friends in Shanghai.
„We are entering the second phase of the development of a cappella music in Asia“