2017 Was an Amazing and Groundbreaking Year for Dana Leong & TEKTONIK

  • 2018/01/26
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  • by tektonikmusic

2017- 给Dana Leong 和TEKTONIK带来惊喜和突破的一年
A few years ago, Dana Leong, the world’s leading electric cellist, had big ambitions for China and Shanghai specifically. Like he had done throughout his career thus far, the two-time Grammy Award winning musician, composer and producer wanted to find out what gave music its powers across various musical genres, venues and disciplines in China.
Dana Leong,世界著名的电子大提琴演奏家,在几年之前,就将目光对准了中国和上海。他是两度格莱美得奖音乐人,作曲家和创作人,在此之前,他一直致力于研究中国各种音乐风格,音乐表演场合及音乐领域的魅力所在。
According to Dana, it was the perfect time to take on China. The country was growing rapidly and needed a vision today since it would be completely different in 10 years’ time. He believed that everything was changing and the country would be light years ahead in the future. Not only did he want music to be a part of it, he wanted to be a part of it.
据Dana所说,当时是进军中国的最佳时机-它正在快速发展,10年之后将会截然不同,因此眼下需要展望未来。他相信一切都正在变化,中国在未来会把世界远远甩在后面。他不仅希望音乐成为未来中国的一部分,他自己也能成为未来中国的一部分。
Making this vision come true is exactly what Dana did, and 2017 was a groundbreaking year for both Dana and TEKTONIK, the global arts-based lifestyle brand that unites creatives around the world to combine art and music for creative and healing energy. Initially started to bring together artists from around the world to provide a platform to team up in support of disaster relief, the initiative focused on composing and delivering harmonious music and visual art that combined uplifting sounds, ceremonial chants and ritualistic rhythms in moments of prayer and positive intention. Today, the initiative has become a call to action for partnership and collaboration across a variety of venues. As a result of Dana’s dreams, hard work and dedication, he has much to show for how his visions are turning into reality and making a big difference.
Dana所做的就是实现这个愿望。2017年对于Dana和TEKTONIK来说是突破性的一年。TEKTONIK是基于艺术的全球生活方式品牌,它将世界各地的创造性人才联合起来,将艺术与音乐结合起来,以获得创造力与治愈力。它最初只是将世界各地的艺术家召集起来组队支持赈灾,因此主要是为祈祷场合或者其他正面的活动场合创作及表演悦耳的音乐和视觉艺术,将激扬的乐调和仪式吟诵韵律结合起来。今天,它已演变成在各种场合呼吁建立伙伴关系与相互合作的“行动呼吁”。Dana通过梦想,努力及专注,向我们充分展示了他如何将梦想变为现实以及对现实造成的巨大影响。
For starters, in Amsterdam in May the Asian-American musician and TEKTONIK were recognized as UBS Global Visionaries for accomplishments in social entrepreneurship in music. This prestigious event was marked by the presence of Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, acknowledging 10 UBS “Global Visionary” social entrepreneurs.
五月份在阿姆斯特丹,这位亚裔美国音乐家和TEKTONIK被评为UBS全球愿景家,以表彰他们在音乐的公益创业方面所取得的成绩。荷兰首相Mark Rutte出席了这场盛事,为荣获UBS“全球愿景家”的10位公益创业人颁奖。
At IPCN Shanghai Fashion Weekend, held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center in April of this year in cooperation with the British Fashion Council, Dana and TEKTONIK hosted the TEKTONIK Musical Chill Out Zone, performing for 50,000 people. Shanghai Fashion Weekend represented a world first in immersive fashion shows, providing an authentic carnival for all citizens of Shanghai. As this three-day event for people from all over the world became the latest trendsetter in fashion, Dana and TEKTONIK were setting trends for their emotionally mesmerizing combination of electronic rhythms and uplifting traditional global sounds.
在IPCN国际传媒与英国时装协会于该年4月在上海展览中心联合举办的IPCN上海时装周末上,Dana 和TEKTONIK联合主持了“TEKTONIK休闲音乐地带”,为5万人进行了表演。上海时装周末为全球首创拟真时装秀,为上海所有市民提供了一场名副其实的狂欢。这场持续三天的全球性盛会引领了时尚方面的最新潮流,而Dana和TEKTONIK也因为将电子节奏与激扬的世界传统音乐结合起来进行的富有感染力的表演而晋升为“潮流达人”。

A few months later at AMTD Lendit’s 2nd Annual Hong Kong Fintech Summit in July, where top global fintech companies meet one-on-one with Asia’s most forward-thinking investors, Dana joined this progressive event by playing his cutting-edge music. As the opening performance, he was among some impressive business leaders attending the summit, including Raymond Chao, Chairman of PWC Greater China, Soul Htite, Founder and CEO of Dianrong, and Dennis WU, Futu Securities. Collaboratively, he helped launch the 1 Billion Public Term Note Program.
几月之后的7月举行的尚乘朗迪第二次香港金融科技年度峰会是一次顶尖跨国金融科技公司与亚洲最具前瞻性的投资人进行一对一会晤的峰会。Dana在这次前卫的活动中表演了他前卫的音乐。在开幕演出上,他与出席此次峰会的知名商业领袖,包括普华永道大中华区主席Raymond Chao,点融网创始人及首席执行官Soul Htite,富途证券的Dennis WU一起,帮助发起10亿公共期票计划。

Adding to this list of prestigious events, Dana composed and performed a theme for Infiniti’s Concept Car Global Launch at the SH Auto Show in April. Widely recognized for playing futuristic sounds and mixing classical and instrumental music with electronic music, Dana’s performance was celebrated at this influential show.
4月的上海车展是Dana参加的又一极具影响力的盛事,他为英菲尼迪的概念车全球推介会创作并演奏了主题曲。他善于演奏未来派音乐,将古典音乐及器乐与电子音乐巧妙地融合在一起,在该车展上的表演受到了赞扬。

Dana also performed at the Grand Opening of Naked Castle. This beautiful mountain resort in Moganshan hosts luxurious rooms with different characteristics as well as restaurants with panoramic views, a spa, a pool and a lush garden with an amphitheater, Noted for being the epitome of luxury surrounded by the lush forest and the majestic mountains, Naked Castle features a special combination of nature, leisure and history – and a perfect setting for Dana’s music, which strives to isolate elements that make people heal and feel energized, both mentally and physically.
Dana还在“裸心堡”的开业庆典上进行了表演。“裸心堡”是位于莫干山的一处美丽的山区度假胜地,拥有风格各异的豪华套房和饭店,可看到山区全景,内有温泉疗养地,游泳池,一个带有圆形露天剧场的草木繁茂的花园。“裸心堡”虽是奢华的象征,周围却被郁郁葱葱的森林和崇山峻岭所包围,如此将自然,休闲和历史巧妙地融合在了一起。它对Dana的音乐来说简直是得天独厚的绝佳地点,因为将人们与俗世隔绝,治愈他们的身心,激活他们的身心正是Dana的音乐所追求的。

One of Dana and TEKTONIK’s more personally-fulling appearances this year was at the Asian Institute of Management Manila. As one of the few business schools in Asia to be internationally accredited with the AACSB, Dana kicked off the Institute’s 50th Anniversary with an exceptional musical performance. This celebration highlighted the Asian Institute of Management’s mission to continue to produce graduates who lead, inspire and transform business in society now and in the future. Making this special milestone in the Institute’s history even more monumental, and momentous for Dana, was the introduction of the newly-created TEKTONIK Master’s Degree Scholarship in social entrepreneurship that was announced for the occasion.
这年在马尼拉的亚洲管理学院的登台亮相,对于Dana和TEKTONIK来说更有个人成就感。亚洲管理学院是亚洲少数几所获得AACSB(国际商学院协会)国际认证的商学院之一。Dana在该学院的五十周年庆典上的开场音乐表演可谓惊艳绝俗。
该庆祝活动强调了亚洲管理学院的使命-现在以及将来继续为社会培养商界领头羊,创新者和改革者,可以说是该学院历史上的一个里程碑。在此次庆典上,还宣布了为公益创业新设立TEKTONIK硕士奖学金,这对Dana来说,此举让该庆典更加意义深远和重大。
Another electrifying performance by Dana and TEKTONIK, which contributed to making 2017 a landmark year for both, was playing at the “Music in Town” event at New Town Plaza in Hong Kong. At this public festival, they captivated an audience of 10,000 people with their music.
Dana和TEKTONIK还在于香港新城市广场举办的“Music in Town”年度音乐盛事上做了激动人心的表演,让上万观众为之倾倒。这也使2017成为了对双方来说具有里程碑意义的一年。

Ending a busy, productive and inspiring year, Dana performed and presented at TEDX CAOHEJING: The Force of Business in December. In his talk, “How Music & Art Is Changing the World,” Dana discussed some of the views that he feels strongly about, specifically that people are what they eat, including the music and art they consume. Speaking from the heart, he discussed how it is never known who might be listening and how much it influences their life.

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