Listen To The Music

Overview

Composer

Robert Moss

Robert Moss has been writing music and songs all his life. He studied orchestral composition at the same time as playing various instruments in bands and studios before settling into a career as an award-winning screen-composer.

For this new project with Fifi Rong and Martyn Ford he has composed two sets of songs for string orchestra, voice and additional instruments. The songs explore the intersection between popular music, the orchestra, film music and popular Chinese music.

We have recorded a cross-section of songs – mostly in Mandarin – and will be gradually adding them to our website and making them available on streaming services with a view to concerts with local orchestras in the post-COVID-19 future!

Production Team

Vocalist

FiFi Rong

London based Chinese-British artist Fifi Rong is a vocalist, songwriter and music producer. Blending Chinese influences with Western popular music, her unmistakable trademark, hybrid sound is a blend of Pop, Avant-garde, Electronica, IDM and UK Bass Music, accentuated by her distinctive melancholic and sensual vocals.

Fifi has collaborated with artists including Tricky, Phaeleh and Yello (three tracks on current Universal Records album Toy) as well as featured on the title track of Skepta’s hugely successful UK No. 2 and Mercury Prize-winning album Konnichiwa, which Complex described as ‘One of the strongest album beginnings in British music history’.

In 2019, Fifi joined the W Records– the brand new music initiative from the iconic W Hotels. She recorded her new singles ‘Farewell to Cambridge’ and ‘Way Out’ at W Hollywood Sound Suite in LA, and debuted both songs with mesmerising live performances at W Xi’an and W Shanghai – The Bund as a part of her most successful China tour to date.

Fifi has also received vast support from a stream of blogs and radio stations including The 405, Clash, Fader Magazine, Hype Magazine, Pigeon and Planes, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Extra, BBC Radio 6 Music etc.

Having already established herself internationally as a stand-out live performing, with shows throughout the UK, Europe, and China as well as a number of triumphant showcases during SXSW 2017 (US), Fifi performed with Yello at the Montreux Jazz Festival and also involved in the seven-date performance tour of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Conductor

Martyn Ford is a conductor with an international reputation, having conducted major symphony orchestras on three continents. He is as much at home conducting the symphonic repertoire, as he is popular classics, opera and classic rock. He is as likely to be found working in a concert hall as outdoors, in a theatre conducting musicals as in the studios, where he records music for advertising, film and television as principal conductor of London’s premier session orchestra.

Martyn has conducted and recorded with The London Philharmonic, The London Symphony and The Royal Choral Society, (winning gold and platinum record awards), The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and The National Youth Orchestra of Wales. Overseas he has conducted The Berne Symphony, The Cape Town Symphony, The Pro Arte Orchestra, The Montreal Symphony, and most recently in January 2020, The City of Prague Philharmonic for the third time.

As an arranger, conductor and record producer, Martyn has worked with some of the World’s greatest rock artists including The Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Bryan Ferry, Sir Cliff Richard, The Who, Lou Reed, Marc Bolan, Bob Marley, Kate Bush, Led Zeppelin, Toto, The Grateful Dead, Johnny Nash, Barclay James Harvest, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice, and most recently, conducting an orchestra for the “Woman to Woman” tour featuring Beverley Craven, Judie Tzuke and Julia Fordham.

Based in Langstone, Gwent, South Wales, Martyn works as a conductor and music director, concentrating on the orchestral and brass band repertoire, as well as arranging and producing for new, young singer/songwriters.

Martyn Ford

Artist

Sophia Zhang

Sophia Zhang was born in Beijing but educated in Hong Kong. Since childhood, she learned Chinese ink painting and calligraphy from her artist mother. Later she became a fashion designer for few years, but found herself still drawn to arts, soon she decided to study fine arts again. She loves mixed culture, and wants to present the beauty of difference via her art.

Translator

Chuqiao “Kat” Sun grew up in Beijing. She had a great interest in writing and literature in both Mandarin and English. She translated short articles, lyrics and dialogue while living in China. After completing high school, she moved to Australia, and translated websites for Australian businesses while completing a degree in Marketing. She then completed a master’s degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Western Sydney University where she met Robert Moss, who asked her to translate his lyrics into Mandarin, drawing on her background on linguistics and psychology.

Chuqiao Kat Sun

Guzheng player

GUZHENG PLAYER

Chiu Tan Ching obtained her first degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, double majoring in GuZheng and Chinese percussion instruments. She also holds a Master’s degree in Music at the Hong Kong Baptist University. She established a Chinese music school, named Music Academy of GuZheng (MAZ) in 2000. Later she founded a non-profit music group, Tanching Zheng Ensemble.

She is a core member of the Chinese Music Virtuosi (CMV) and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME). She often performs contemporary or original works for GuZheng in many international music festivals.

Recording Orchestra

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech: Filharmonici města Prahy) is a classical orchestra, predominantly composed of Czech classical, jazz and guest musicians.

The history of the orchestra goes back to the Film Symphony Orchestra (FISYO), which was founded shortly after World War II, in 1947 as the in-house orchestra for the huge Barrandov Film Studios. After separating and fully privatized it initially performed under the name Czech Symphony Orchestra, but had problems with unauthorized use of the name by other Czech ensembles for themselves. Finally in 1992, after the Velvet Revolution, music producer James Fitzpatrick came up with its current name.

The orchestra is drawn from musicians of the State Opera and the Czech National Theatre, and most of its concerts take place at the opera house.
The orchestra play and record music for every type of orchestral project including CD albums, major international films, television series, video games and even ringtones — both for the Czech Republic market but chiefly for clients and media productions all around the world. It works with labels such as Decca, EMI, Sony BMG, Silva Screen Records, Tadlow Music, etc. and many international film studios. The orchestra plays more than 250 recording sessions every year and that makes it one of the most recorded and respected orchestras in the world. Also the orchestra recorded many international movie scores. Recordings have been made for film production companies such as Paramount, Sony, Lucasfilm and many others at Smecky Music Studios. David Lynch returned again in 1997 to record his Lost Highway, and yet again in 2001 to record Mulholland Drive. Credit list consists of acclaimed composer names like Alexandre Desplat, Rachel Portman, Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna, Ludovic Bource, Gabriel Yared, Steven Lebetkin, Steve Barakatt and many more. They also created Leading Britain’s Conversation’s primary jingle.

Hybrid (British band) worked with the orchestra on their studio albums Disappear Here (Hybrid album) and Light of the fearless, as did the band Enter Shikari for the song Elegy For Extinction on their record Nothing is True & Everything is Possible released in 2020.

Orchestra

Tour Dates

Currently no tour in planning

Contact and Bookings

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