Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Videos from Hagen Music!

Hello everyone from us at Hagen Music!  

We're proud to present two new and exciting videos for you here at Hagen Music.  The first is the culmination of a month's work with Terry Luan and Aaron Kraft.  As mentioned before, Brent has been collaborating with these two gentlemen for a competition.  The result is the video you see below!

The title of the video is 台灣無比精彩-探索台灣 ; the first six characters are the name of the competition and the last four are the song name -  'Explore Taiwan') .  

While Brent provided most of the music - with Aaron providing the bass -, Terry provided not only the beat, but was the mastermind behind the whole project.  In addition to his musical talents, Terry (with help from his lady, Mia) created a truly beautiful video, highlighting the varied life and culture that is Taiwan.  It's been a real pleasure and new plans are already underway for another collaboration using music written by Aaron Kraft.

Here's an additional link to the video, just in case:  We hope you enjoy it! (Also look for a couple of special guests.)

Our second video was a brand new song by Brent - titled "All My Life, All My Heart" - which was debuted at his recent performance at Riverside Music Cafe (河岸留言).  The video, graciously taken by Lee Honghui, also features incidental vocals by Brent's niece, Adrianna.  The video was also recorded via cell phone, so apologies for the shaky filming.  

All that being said,  Brent quite happy with the performance of the song and wanted to share it, especially with his friends and fans who weren't able to make it out that night.  We hope to see you next time!

Here's an additional link to this video, just in case:

Read on for the lyrics to "All My Life, All My Heart"...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New from Hagen Music: I'll Sleep When I Die

 I'll Sleep When I Die
(music & lyrics by Brent D. Scheihagen)

There’s no time for resting
Or to sit on my hands
As I clap at the monsters
That drift in the sands
On the shores of my brain
And deep in the cave of my heart
            I must confess I’ve been telling you lies
            I guess that I’ll sleep when I die

Friday, June 17, 2011

Work in Progress #4: June 17, 2011

The latest news from Hagen Music:

1. Upcoming Performances
2. Another Competition! With 
      Taiwanese artist Danger Young
   + includes a preview of the new song
      "探索。臺灣 (Discover Taiwan)"
3. More New Music 
4. Making Connections

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waves #3: So ... what now?

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"Do I have an answer to the great mystery?
No more than anyone else.  
Have I come and gone before? 
If so, how many times and in what fashion?  

Who or what was I before?
Does it even matter if I know the answer or not?  I am here now."
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Graveyard Blues (Not Another Day)                                                 
(music & lyrics by Brent D. Scheihagen)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Work in Progress #3: June 2, 2011

The current news from Hagen Music:

1. THE AI COMPETITION: First, the bad news.  "Carry On" was not selected as a winner of either category for Amnesty International Taiwan's "Voice for Freedom" Songwriting Competition.  (You can see the results here. ) While it's a little disappointing not to have won, Brent is very happy with the song that resulted from this and very happy for all the help that he had in recording.  "Carry On" came in at second for the popular vote, so Brent would like to thank everyone that took the time to vote.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

2.  LIVE PERFORMANCES: On to some good news!  Brent's first publicly promoted performance will be on Sunday June 26th at Riverside Music Cafe (河岸留言)!  (Scroll down to find Brent's date and click on the picture for more info.)  This will be a one-hour set; the performance begins at 9pm and costs NT$350.  Brent will be opening for "Baba Band" (Here's a video of one of their performances at Ted x Taipei.) It's going to be a good night, so bring your friends and come hear some great music!

Hagen Music is hoping that we will have Brent's first CD available in time for this performance.  Keep your fingers crossed!

3.  VIDEO:  As a preview for the upcoming performance,  Hagen Music has uploaded a video from a recent performance at Riverside.  The song is "Truth Comes" by Kyle Scheihagen.  Click here to view the video.

4.  MAKING CONNECTIONS:  As requested by Dallas, the profile on him will be delayed until he is ready to relaunch his website, but - don't worry - it will be coming soon!  Dallas is currently testing out the new changes he's made and will be ready to unveil his newly updated website ( in the next couple of weeks. 

Also, Brent had the pleasure of meeting Gelresai, another Taiwanese singer-songwriter here in Taiwan.  Brent was introduced to his music a couple of years ago via the film "Who is Singing There?" about the band, Totem. He was one half of Echo GS with Totem's singer, Suming, who is also in the Baba Band video linked above. You can check out some of Gelresai's music on YouTube.  He will be performing soon, Tuesday June 14th, here in Taipei.  More details soon as we find them out! 

That's all the current news of note from Hagen Music.  Lots of stuff is in the works - a song here and there - so look forward to seeing and hearing more!  Thanks for listening!

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