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You can also find the Herstmonceux Suite on iTunesU...
A Xiren Wang production, with photos by Andrew Dalli.
Presented in four parts: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.
Xiren Wang has been classically trained in piano since 1993. She began her studies at The Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, U.K. in 2006, and graduated from Queen's University in 2011 (Political Studies, Music, International Studies). Xiren was then awarded a talent scholarship to study at the New York Film Academy.
The original idea of composing this suite derived from the long hours of piano practising in the ballroom of Herstmonceux Castle, when I was a student at the Bader International Study Centre. Inspired by the immediate environment, I wanted so much to capture the 'Herstmonceux sounds', so I took a recorder with me, and started to explore the estate.
100+ recorded tracks, 4 terms of study and stay at the castle, 3 years of composition lessons, and 7 software programs later, the video suite is complete at last.
It is a privilege to have shared musical paths with all whom I have encountered. I sincerely hope that this suite will help you discover or rediscover one of the most magical places in the world.