Date: 17th of March Saturday 8pm
Address: Xi Ba Road No.101 Loft TCG Nordica
Ticket in Advance: 45RNB Ticket in Door: 50RNB
Ticket Sales Location:
TCG Nordica, tel: 4114691,4114692 Mai Tian Bookstore (Wen Lin Street)
Wen Lin Ji Yi(Wen Lin Street No.113) Yi Sa Bookstore (Chun Yuan Xiao Qu )
Musicians: Gong Qisen(Bamboo Flute), Gong Zheng(Ba Wu), Huang Shan(Er Hu), Helena Berggren, Martin Berggren(Piano)
Strings and pipes, how graceful and melodious; classics of the finest selection, your ears will be entertained by various folk musical works of the past and present. Melody, with its simplicity, history and elegance, perfectly mingled with delightful musical notes, streams into your heart like the charming sound of a flute approaching, slowly and gently. The masterful combination of various flutes playing is just like a traditional Chinese ink wash painting, the fascinating tones of Erhu conjuring a perfect illustration of a piece of splash-ink of black and white. A new song of the herdsmen brings with itself a strong yet fresh flavor of national folk music. With familiar and touching tunes, lively and dynamic rhythms, the prairie landscape of Inner Mongolia and vigorous scenes of vast ranches are vividly portrayed. On March 17, 2012 Saturday 8PM, Mr. Qong Qisen, the famous national wind music performer, will be joined by youth Chinese musicians Gong Zheng, Huangshan, as well as Swedish musicians Martin and Helena to bring you a wonderful night. Wandering through the streams of melody, you can have your innermost your heart cleansed, finding for yourself the tranquility and relief. Enjoy the elegance of the performers; let the charm of folk music be freely released.
Gong Qisen is a first class performer specializing in ethnic wind instruments, a guest lecturer at the Central University for Nationalities, and a recipient of the Yunnan Literature and Art Prize. In 1984 he received an honorary award from the Japan Ministry of Culture, and in 1995 he was similarly honored by the United States. Having engaged in ethnic minority music for more than fifty years, he plays more than 10 traditional wind instruments. In addition to composing music, Qisen also manufactures nationality instruments. In 1979 he took initiative in bringing national minority instruments such as the Hulusi, Tuliang, and Bawu to various countries for performance. He has traveled to the United States, Japan, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Holand, Singapore, Thailand, Luxemburg, Poland, Armenia, in addition to areas such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao. Whether as composer, manufacturer, or performer, Qisen has made great contributions to nationality instruments, and is an important representative for Yunnan Nationality music.