忆·元宵 Reminiscences of "Yuan Xiao"
蔡宗玲 Jon Lin CHUA
Inspired by the famous traditional nanyin piece Yuan Xiao Shi Wu (Lantern Festival) which relates the tragic love story of Chen San and Wu Niang, Reminiscences of Yuan Xiao was envisioned as an abstract re-creation of the original piece. Reminiscences draws upon not only the pitch material, melodic, and gestural features of the original piece, but also the heterophonic texture and the pacing characteristic of nanyin vocal music in general, as well as certain structural features of the tune. This re-creation of the original tune also attempts to engage with the meaning of the text at various points within the piece. The work as a whole represents a contemporary reinterpretation of an ancient piece.
Ding Yi Music Company in collaboration with Esplanade Theatre on the Bay Presents
Tune in 2020
Reminiscences Of "Yuan Xiao"
Ding Yi Music Company (Singapore)
Conductor: Quek Ling Kiong
Composer: Chua Jon Lin