Getting to the Root: Writing for Traditional Chinese Instruments

April 5, 2017

Workshop Presentation: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Location: The Canadian Music Centre (CMC), Toronto

The CMC hosted a special workshop-demonstration by Dr. Chih-Sheng Chen and the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (gCO), in collaboration with the Toronto Chinese Orchestra.

Dr. Chen and gCO were in Toronto to perform with the Toronto Chinese Orchestra, and they offered a free workshop to composers and community members on writing for traditional Chinese instruments. A small group of gCO musicians demonstrated various techniques, approaches to notation, and existing repertoire. You can watch the archived video from the workshop below.

In addition, you can access the PDF of Dr. Chen's presentation which includes instrument information, ranges, techniques, and notation symbols. Click here for Dr. Chen's presentation document.