Ancient Voices
for erhu and piano

Composition Date: 2004
Duration: 00:06:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Misc. String Solo

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Ethnic bowed strings
Programme Note:
The two instruments, erhu and piano, participate in a kind of dialogue, alluding to long distance conversations (e-mail), inter-generational interactions (parent-child), or dialects of a common language (Mandarin-Cantonese). The score is written using proportional notation to allow for the imprecise timing and rhythmic freedom inherent in spoken conversation.

Each page of the 4 page score is on its own music stand. The stands are arranged to form the sides of a square, with the erhu player at the centre. At each new page, the erhu player turns to face the music stand. In a subtle way sonically, but visually and symbolically explicit, the acoustics of the performance venue is explored. The subtitles of the pages or sections are - East, South, West, and North.

Premiere Information:
February 6, 2005, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; George Gao, erhu, Alice Ho, piano.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3215 L657anc 2004
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Misc. String Solo
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 3, 2005
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 4 leaves of music ; 28 x 43 cm.
    5 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 43 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For erhu and piano.
    Performers play from score.
    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.
    Includes diagram of stage setup.
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