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Magdalen Hsu-Li (born Rochelle Li[1] on 1 January 1970[2]) is an American singer-songwriter, painter, speaker, poet, and activist.[3] She identifies herself as bisexual and as Chinese American.[4]

BiographyEdit

Born in 1970 in the southern Virginia city of Martinsville to Chinese immigrant parents, Hsu-Li began piano lessons at age 8 but found an interest in painting instead.[5][6] She attended college at the Rhode Island School of Design on a scholarship and a fellowship. After her graduation in 1992 and moved to Seattle, Washington and matriculated at the Cornish College of the Arts, where she resumed her study of music. She studied classical music and jazz and won a scholarship in 1995. She began public performances in 1996 and released her first album on her own Chickpop Records label in 1997.[7]

MusicEdit

Hsu-Li's music can be considered derivative of alternative rock, pop, folk, and jazz[8] and is described as having "vocals comparable to Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette and music at times reminiscent of Ani DiFranco’s solo albums and other times of percussion-driven Rusted Root."[9] Hsu-Li herself describes her music as "pop rock alt folk singer songwriter music with a tinge of country, jazz, and punk."[10] She is a multi-instrumentalist and writes most of her songs while she co-produces her albums with her boyfriend, Dale Fanning.

DiscographyEdit

  • Muscle and Bone (1997)
  • Evolution (1998)
  • Fire (2001)
  • Smashing the Ceiling (2005)

NotesEdit

  1. Charlotte Dillon. "Magdalen Hsu-Li." at IcebergRadio.com. Accessed 15 January 2007.
  2. "LGBTQ-inclusive lesson planning for January" at Safe Schools Coalition website. Accessed 15 February 2007.
  3. Joanie Kwok. Flexing Minds, Sharpening Souls: An Interview With Artist Magdalene Hsu-Li." The Dickensonian. 27 February 2004. Accessed 15 February 2007.
  4. Joanie Kwok. Flexing Minds, Sharpening Souls: An Interview With Artist Magdalene Hsu-Li." 27 February 2004. Accessed 15 February 2007.
  5. Steven Digman. "Interview with Magdalen Hsu-Li" at Collected Sounds.
  6. Charlotte Dillon. "Magdalen Hsu-Li" at IcebergRadio.com. Accessed 15 January 2007.
  7. Charlotte Dillon. "Magdalen Hsu-Li" at IcebergRadio.com. Accessed 15 January 2007.
  8. "Magdalen Hsu-Li" at the Ectophiles' Guide. Accessed 15 January 2007.
  9. Catherine Scudera. "Magdalen Hsu-Li: Speaker, Rocker, Woman." The Carnegie Pulse. 1 March 2004. Accessed 15 January 2007.
  10. Steven Digman. "Interview with Magdalen Hsu-Li" at Collected Sounds.

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