21 Oct 2015 - 25 Oct 2015
Geneva | 19th international CHIME meeting on Chinese music
ConcertsWe expect to schedule a number of concerts, including: – Nanyin (classical southern balladry) with Cai Yayi and her ensemble from Quanzhou. – The Shanghai Sinfonietta, with conservatory-style traditional as well as avant-garde compositions. – Rural ritual music as well as poppy sounds from the exhilarating shawm band Yi Jia Ren (Henan and Shanbei) – qin and other classical solo music with Tse Chun Yan (Hong Kong), pipa player Yu Lingling (Geneva) and other fine performers …and more!
About this year’s themeWhere has Chinese music gone over the past few decades? Where is it positioned today? Many artists are keen to explore new ways, new media, new platforms. Traditional music, too, is being promoted in new formats: intangible cultural heritage projects, internet archives, eco-cultural protection zones, ecomuseums, honorary life grants, special exhibitions, special concert tours and more. How are innovative spirits in China currently reshaping the country’s music? Does the idea of ‘going back to one’s roots’ have any continued relevance? What are the future perspectives for Chinese music, at home, abroad, in performative and in educational terms? In the upcoming CHIME meeting in Geneva in October 2015, we hope to tackle these questions together with some of the country’s foremost contemporary composers, conservatory musicians, classical and folk musical performers: the meeting is a broad attempt to assess the current state of Chinese music. As always, we offer a platform for critical voices from many different backgrounds, from music scholars and anthropologists to music policy makers, media workers, and committed aficionados. The full programme is currently still under discussion. A preliminary conference schedule will be issued in August.
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