Composition with Chinese Instruments: first session

Such an inspiring event! On October 9th 2019 the first online session of the Composition with Chinese Instruments course took place, within the frame of the INTERMusic project.

Through a tri-point connection, students from Milan Conservatory and Vilnius Academy have met a group of traditional Chinese instruments players, from the Confucius Institute at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen: a great all-women team, with their teacher, Prof. Tuan Hao Tan.
During a two hours lesson, the performers have introduced the instruments (pipa, guzheng, yangqin, guqin, zhongruan, erhu), showing some technical possibilities; then they have given a first reading of the drafts uploaded by the composers on the INTERMusic platform, discussing with them regarding further developments, correcting the unavoidables mistakes, answering the questions,…
It was a very exciting experience!
We are looking forward to the second online session, when the ideas of the composers will start to take shape through the hands of those awesome players.
“Keep going, going on” (L. Berio, Sinfonia)
Paolo Rimoldi