Conservatorium of Music

Contemporary "re-composition" of Chinese Folk Melodies

A fantastic new concert, Five Songs from the East, will "re-composition" five Chinese folk melodies.

A fantastic new concert, Five Songs from the East, will "re-composition" five Chinese folk melodies.  The concert is a collaboration between UTAS Conservatorium staff members Dr Maria Grenfell (composer, Lecturer in Composition) and Shan Deng (pianist, Lecturer in Classical Piano).

The songs are set for pipa (Chinese lute) and piano, written by Dr Grenfell for pipa master Deng Wei whose performance will be accompanied by Shan Deng (the two are father and daughter).  Although the combination of Chinese instrument with piano is not new, the idea of "re-composing" traditional Chinese folk tunes into new works by an Australian composer is relatively unique.  Click here for the full story and here for the promotional flyer.

Published on: 24 Sep 2012