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WANG HeFei / 王鹤霏


Fairyland / 琼楼引

Birth C: CHINA Gender: Female

Media Specification: Mixed music

First perf.: Festival Musicacoustica, Beijing, 2010-10

Duration: 11:19

Perf. Country: CHINA

Setup: People’s Music Publishing, China

Production Periods: 2011

Media: CD

Prog. notes: 夜入琼楼饮,


The piece Fairyland is inspired by a poet of officer Yu Kui in Yuan Dynasty. The general idea is, going to the pavilion and drinking at night, the golden cups are harmony with the splendid palace. Dancers is dancing in rows, following the melody of Zheng , which presents a picture of fairyland.
Just as the characteristic of electronic music, Zheng is an instrument that includes various kind of color and sound. The composer tries to get a fresh relationship between real sound and virtual sound, presenting the combination of the tension and the beauty of expression of Zheng and electro- acoustic music.

The structure refers to a special format which lived in Tang Dynasty and has eleven small parts. Zheng has 21 strings and categorizes them into different scales within different key note. In performance, various method are used to maximize and colorize the music effect.

Reception: Electroacoustic Music Selections of China's Young Composers

Editor: Zhao Rui