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[Sep 29, 2012] Bitesize: Introduction to Guqin

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Bitesize: Introduction to Guqin
Start Date: Sep 29, 2012 02:00 PM
End Date: Sep 29, 2012 04:00 PM
Time zone: Asia/Singapore +08:00 SGT

Esplanade Bay Room
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981

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    "Beautiful, supple and with great depth, John Thompson's Song and Ming Dynasty silk string guqin music is sound from heaven."
    Lau Shing Hon, film director and professor, Hong Kong

    "Ancient, exquisite and sublime, his qin playing recreates a great realm of traditional Chinese culture."
    Wang Bu, Director, Music Conservatory of Hangzhou Normal University

    Guqin master and lecturer, John Thompson, leads this workshop to help participants gain a fuller appreciation of the music, art and philosophy of the instrument. Participants will learn about the history of the guqin, showing why from antiquity it was China's most revered music instruments, with a show and tell segment that compares the various types of guqins, as well as “live” and recorded demonstrations of different playing styles.

    About John Thompson:

    John Thompson, the best-known performer of early music for the Chinese guqin silk string zither, has since 1976 personally reconstructed over 150 melodies from 15th- and 16th-century handbooks. From 1980 to 2000, while serving as artistic consultant to the Hong Kong Festival of Asian Arts, he performed throughout East Asia, publishing seven CDs of his musical reconstructions and four books of transcriptions. His website is also one of the most comprehensive English-language sites on guqin.

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