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LI Pengyun


Shen Nong Jia in Ink Painting

Birth Y: 1974 Birth C: CHINA Gender: Male

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Mixed music

Performer(s): Bamboo Flute: Zhou Keqi

First perf.: Musicacoustica Festival, 30 Octobre 2016

Duration: 07:00

Context: Wuhan Conservatory Concert

Instruments: For Bass Bamboo flute and live Electronic Music

Prog. notes: Shennongjia is located in the west of Hubei Province. As a legend goes, once upon a time, Emperor Shennong, the earliest ancestor of Chinese people, made a ladder there to pick a great number of herbs, taste them and use them in treating people’s illness. Afterwards, he taught people how to plant and harvest. Thus the place was named after him.

In2014, invited by my good friend Mr Liu Ye, I went on a travel in Shennongjia, where I was entranced by the miraculous scenes. Later, after watching the video filmed by Mr Jiang Yong who risked his life filming it, I filled with admiration for the unique temperament contained in it. Instantly, I conjured up the “breath sound” of bass flute with which flute performer Mr Zhou Keqi was playing my work “Breath Like Lily” many years ago. It sounded not only like the breathing and heart beating of all things on earth, but also like the rhythm of life. I could see the flowing ink-painting-like Shennongjia appearing vividly on my painting paper.

Editor: MB