Concert Reviews

Mei Yi Foo - Live @ Punkt Festivalen - 2015-09-03


posted by Ruben on 04.09.15 05:39 in Concert Reviews Print  

SCORE: 3 HUZZAH!*
Thank you, Mei Yi Foo.

This was Punk at it's finest.


Mei Yi Foo was a new acquaintance for most of the DPM regulars who attends Punkt 2015. We did follow our DPM Punkt Survival Guide to the letter - and because of this we were blown away by Mei Yi Foo's piano play.

We where treated by works by Dai Fujikura, Unsuk Chin and George Benjamin. Dai Fujikura was also present at the concert.

The kind of music Mei Yi played at this concert is technically very hard stuff to perform. It's super duper fast, it's some of the most energetic piano music I have heard for many years - some may even say aggressive - it's all over the keyboard. It's not easy on the ear - as a listener you cannot have a head ache. In fact, you need to be really alert and awake.

HOWEVER - Mei Yi did perform this with compassion and technical excellence, which made the music ...
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When we rate an album or concert etc we rate it on the "Huzzah!" system. A score can be between 1 and 3 huzzahs:
1 Huzzah! - The reviewer likes it. You should give it a listen!
2 Huzzah! - The reviewer recommends it - and is delighted it is part of his/her collection
3 Huzzah! - The reviewer strongly recommends it - and it has already entered heavy rotation on his/her personal playlists.

On rare occasions there may be a 0 Huzzah! review. The reasons will be explained in the article. On equally rare occasions you may even see a 4 Huzzah ... well explain that another time :)

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18.09.15 09:27
posted by: Nitya

I was at this concert and concur with Ruben's assessment. This was an amazing performance. I was very impressed by the strength of her left hand which she used like a jazz pianist, McCoy Tyner comes to mind. I mentioned this to Arne Bang after the audience cleared and a few of us were still hanging about chatting and was told Mei is also an accomplished jazz pianist.
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