Private Project

Sister Of The Wind

  • Ron Korb
  • Project Type:
    Song, Film Score
  • Genres:
    World, New Age, Contemporary Instrumental
  • Length:
    3 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 7, 2017
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Artist Biography

Grammy®Award nominated Japanese-Canadian Ron Korb has been travelling and collecting indigenous woodwinds from Europe, Asia, and South America for years. His compositions are steeped in the diverse cultural traditions and experiences of his travels and his upbringing in Canada.

After graduating from University of Toronto, he began composing for major Hong Kong pop stars like Alan Tam, Roman Tam, and Yvonne Lau with songs that reached Gold and Double Platinum sales.

Ron’s last album Asia Beauty was nominated at the 58th Grammy®Awards. The album won “Best in Show” at the Global Music Awards and First Prize for Best Instrumental at the International Acoustic Music Awards, Best World Fusion at the 2016 ZMR Awards in New Orleans. He also won The Brand Laureate International Personality Award along with actors Keanu Reeves, Andy Serkis and pop singer Adele.

He has over thirty critically acclaimed releases and reissues in twenty countries on various record labels. The albums are on many top favourite lists and legendary singers in Asia have made cover versions of his music. He has toured in North America, Europe, Central America, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Mainland China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Suzhou, Shenzhen).

Ron has given solo performances twice at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. The Glastonbury Festival in England and also The National Theatre in Panama City, The Shanghai International Spring Music Festival, The Century Theatre in Beijing, World Art Stage in Edinburgh, Arnhem Cathedral in Holland and Expo 2005 in Nagoya and Madison Square Gardens in New York.

He has also shared stages with Peter Gabriel, Jane Siberry, Tia Carrere, Liona Boyd, Olivia Newton John, The Yardbirds, Cesaria Evora and Dadawa. Ron has performed for Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister of Canada, Princess Takamado of Japan, and Princess Bopha Devi of Cambodia.

Ron was a featured soloist in The Lord of the Rings Symphony at Roy Thomson Hall and also played as a soloist a song he composed accompanied by the Toronto Symphony at the concert for the 2008 Olympic Bid. He represented Canada at The Shanghai International Arts Festival’s Canadian Culture Week along with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Montreal Symphony. Ron’s sold out concert at Shanghai Concert Hall was voted the audience choice by the fans.
Ron has played on dozens of movie soundtracks by various composers. The films include Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm and Ride with the Devil, Atom Egoyan’s Exotica, Sweet Hereafter and Felicia’s Journey, Devil’s Knot Mira Nair’s Kama Sutra John Woo’s Blackjack and the 3D IMAX film Space Station narrated by Tom Cruise. Other credits include The Snow Walker, Being Julia and Merchant/ Ivory’s The White Countess starring Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave. Ron played on a 2013 Emmy winning episode of World Without End by Golden Globe and Academy Award winning composer Mychael Danna.

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Artist Statement

The delicate eco system, landscape and the culture of Japan as it relates to nature were the inspiration for “Sister of the Wind." The flute is played with the human breath imitating the wind form nature. The wind circulates the air, refreshing the world and giving it oxygen and the breath of life.

The flute is played with just breath
Evoking the sound of the wind

The wind that blows the flute
is the breath of life