Written on the Wind: New Music from China and New York

Friday, January 27, 2012

7:00 PM

Hosted by David Garland and featured composer Huang Ruo, Written on the Wind enfolds premieres from New York and China-based composers into a larger conversation of how place and tradition shape a composer’s style. The evening included music by New York composer/performers Min Xiao-Fen and Huang Ruo, Chen Xin-Ruo from Beijing, and Shen Ye from Shanghai, performed on traditional Chinese and western instruments.

WATCH VIDEO FROM THE EVENING BELOW

Chen Xin-Ruo - Witch Dance        
Ensemble FIRE
Vasko Dukovski, clarinet
Arash Amini, cello

Min Xiao-Fen - Dim Sum
Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, Nanyin pipa, child's pipa, sanxian, electronics and vocal
Satoshi Takeishi, percussion and electronics

Traditional - “Boatman Song from the Yellow River” arranged by Huang Ruo  
Ensemble FIRE
Huang Ruo, vocal
Eveline Kuhn, flute
Vasko Dukovski, clarinet
Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon
Stephen Buck, piano
Fung Chern Hwei, violin
Arash Amini, cello
Min Xiao-Fen, pipa

Shen Ye - Folk Songs for Piano Trio  
Ensemble FIRE
Stephen Buck, piano
Fung Chern Hwei, violin
Arash Amini, cello

Huang Ruo - Drama Theater II: Written on the Wind   
Min Xiao-Fen, pipa and vocal

 

 

 

Guests:

Min Xiao-Fen, Chen Xing-Ruo and Shen Ye

Hosted by:

David Garland and Huang Ruo