Hello, folks. This is Jasmine, Formosa Quartet's supporter of pumpkins. Orange foods are very good for your eyes. And they're in season as we speak.
You? Do you like pumpkins?
Would you ever order stir-fried pumpkin with rice noodles at a Taiwanese eatery, or pumpkin soup at a Hungarian restaurant?
Does cultural diversity resonate with you?
Are you interested in not only the food, but also the music of different cultures?
Do you believe that music, like food, should be kept fresh and new, while staying true to the oldest human conditions from which it arose?
Would you like to travel to Central Europe & East Asia though their signature pumpkin dishes or popular songs?
Are you curious about how indigenous Taiwanese tribes celebrate their rites? or what a Hungarian bagpipe dance sounds like?
Do love songs, drinking songs, and party music sound like your idea of a wicked fun evening?
Might homemade stir-fried pumpkin with rice noodles & pumpkin soup tempt you even more than the same dishes made in a restaurant?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, please consider donating to our Kickstarter campaign for our upcoming CD. Called "From Hungary to Taiwan", the CD is a tribute to the musical equivalents of Taiwanese stir-fried pumpkin with rice noodles and Hungarian pumpkin soup.
How adorable are pumpkins: handsome, confident, glorious orange on the outside, pastel peach on the inside, plump, happy, stylish.
So remember — homemade Taiwanese and Hungarian pumpkin dishes could be yours. Or perhaps just the metaphysical essence of pumpkin, in a form of your choosing.