"Chinese scholars in antiquity took their qin to the mountains to compose music in accord with the aesthetics of nature. They developed string techniques to convey the movements of birds, insects, streams, even zephyrs and mist. Gesture became music, a tactile rhetoric to describe the most distant or delicate notions. Silence was an integral motif. I was inspired by the old qin books of music notation and extended the calligraphy to include a contemporary language."--Container.
Remote stories (4:08) The Channel (9:22) Travelling alone (3:14) Last cicada singing (11:07).
Christopher Roberts, qin.
Produced by Christopher Roberts and Jim Fox.
New music for solo qin. Recorded at Jack Straw, Seattle, WA, Aug. 2008 to Jan. 2009. Compact disc. Includes program notes on container.