Pianist and Sound Artist Belle Chen talks CK. Whether performing on stage or creating new works in the studio, Belle Chen continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of music. Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and raised in Brisbane Australia, Chen has performed around the world and collaborated with artists across a range of disciplines. Her music blends classical piano with electronic soundscapes, creating a unique and immersive experience for audiences. She has been recognized for her contributions to the contemporary music scene with awards and commissions.
In the video below Belle talks about her music, her first Yamaha keyboard and CK Series features that inspire her creations.
Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.