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Levi Chen & Liquid Gardens
“Few have brought together the ages like string virtuoso Levi Chen… spinning dreamy clouds filled with echoes and eerie twang as if Pink Floyd had been produced by Confucius…” Mike Bell, Vancouver Echo “Few have brought together the ages like string virtuoso Levi Chen… spinning dreamy clouds filled with echoes and eerie twang as if Pink Floyd had been produced by Confucius…”
In an ever expanding world of available music, Levi Chen’s unique musical voice is instantly recognizable to any of the tens of thousands who have seen him play.
Levi performs on one of the newest and one of the oldest stringed instruments known to man: a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, and the Gu Zheng (Chinese Harp or Zither,) an ancient instrument played in China for 3,000 years. Levi’s ability to express himself on these two instruments is all the more remarkable in that he performs on them simultaneously, a technique he calls ‘Solo Duets.’
"Lush soundscapes balanced by enthralling melodies.... Personally I believe that Leo Fender smiled when he heard the true voice of his creation in Levi Chen's most capable hands.” BEAR, Host/Producer WWSP 90FM,
A mesmerizing and dynamic performer, Levi’s “Eastern Western” compositions provide sonic canvases for his signature guitar work and frequent improvisation. Levi Chen and Liquid Gardens (the band) are at their best in concert, creating a multi-media experience. The current line up of Liquid Gardens includes Jason Parmar on drums, Matt McJunkins on bass, and Jasun Edelmann on keyboards.
A self described "Taoist Rasta Zen Cowboy Gypsy 007," Levi would rather be on stage than anywhere else. This desire, combined with his unique visual appeal, talent, and most importantly the music itself, has led him to perform and travel across the US, Europe and Asia. In February 2004, Levi Chen and Liquid Gardens performed at the “Say Yes to Taiwan” music festival, which was broadcast live on national TV.
“…the symmetry of East and West he achieves lets the two instruments meld their sound together…Levi Chen manages to express himself with a distinctive voice that sets him a notch above a very crowded field.” New Age Voice Magazine,
Levi and the music he calls Liquid Gardens have been heard on over 350 radio stations, in over 30 countries. His previous album “Alhambra,” was the Number #1 radio recording for October 2001, as reported on The New Age Voice “Airwaves” airplay charts. His music has been featured on national and international TV shows, such as “Friends” and “Dangerous Minds.” He has just finished his eighth studio album “Devocean”, and is planning a “Live” CD + DVD package for release in 2007.
“Levi Chen has concocted an East/West and further west fusion … beautifully fragile melodies draped in ethereal atmospheres.” (*Highly recommended because of it’s musical merit) John Diliberto, Billboard Magazine
Location: North Hollywood, CA
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