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whither
三瘦

a Chen Yihan recordfeat. Dai Wei & Julia Glenn
 

Whither is my debut personal record, featuring three original songs set to the lyrics of Li Qingzhao 李清照 (1084 – ca. 1155), a seminal figure in Chinese literature, commemorating her 940th anniversary. This collaborative work showcases Dai Wei on vocals and Julia Glenn on the violin.

Utilizing historically authentic Song Dynasty Chinese pronunciation and traditional poetry recitation from my hometown, Changzhou, Whither serves as a portal from the past to the present. I invite you to embark on a journey with me, where academic research, cultural roots, and contemporary sonic worlds converge.

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Cover Photo by Lychee Art

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Manifesto
望道

A Hou Yong 侯咏 film, starring Liu Ye 刘烨, Hu Jun 胡军, and Janice Man 文咏珊

Released in theaters across China on March 24th, 2023​

Co-composed with Wang Delong 王德龙 & Norvin Tu-Wang 涂王诺文

Performed by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Allan Wilson

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EHOHE
噫吁嚱


for Baroque violin and fixed media

Based on the renowned poem Shu Dao Nan 蜀道難 by Li Bai李白, I seek to meld historical Chinese phonology and traditional poetry recitation with contemporary musical composition and music production. This endeavor aims to translate Li Bai's poetic masterpiece into a 21st-century musical experience.

Don't You Know?
知否

 

A collaborative multimedia work based on the poetry of Li Qingzhao, the most distinguished female poet in Chinese history.

This project, co-created by Min Xiao-FenHowie Kenty, and François-Thibaut Pencenat, seeks to honor and celebrate oral and written traditions. Don't You Know? centers around traditional Changzhou poetry recitation, recognized as a Chinese national-level intangible cultural heritage. The project represents a confluence of historical and contemporary practices, revitalizing a diminishing tradition with modern vibrancy.

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