Bookcover of QIN - Three Songs about Nature
Booktitle:

QIN - Three Songs about Nature

for voice and percussion

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-09-16 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-20008-9

ISBN-10:
363920008X
EAN:
9783639200089
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Qin is a seven-string zither of Chinese origin with a history of more than five thousand years. “QIN – Three Songs About Nature” is a cycle of settings of three poems by Bai Juyi (C.E. 772-846) and Li Bai (C.E. 701-762) in the original Chinese language. The choice of this selection came from Chinese Literature scholar Jeannette L. Faurot’s article “Music and Nature in Ancient Chinese Thoughts” (1998). She points out that music is a medium for people to communicate their emotions with each other and with nature based on the notion of resonance and sympathetic vibration. (p.6) This piece calls for two musicians – a female vocalist and a percussion player – providing an intimate set-up similar to qin music. The musical materials are freely associated, incorporating styles from contemporary classical to music from Brazil and jazz. This creative process, incorporating free association and meditation, is similar to the process found in Chinese literature mentioned by literature theorists Lu Ji and Liu Xie (Fourth and Fifth Century C.E. respectively). This centuries-old practice is incorporated with musical elements of the present day.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Alan Chan
Number of pages:
68
Published on:
2009-09-16
Stock:
Available
Category:
Music
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
qin, bai juyi, li bai, Percussion, vocal music, Score, Nature, Chinese literature, Meditation, Performance

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