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XU Xiaobo / 徐小波

Saralo / 沙拉洛 / Sha La Luo

Birth C: CHINA Gender: Male

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Acousmatic music

Duration: 6:05

Perf. Country: CHINA

Setup: Sichuan conservatory

Prog. notes: 作品为立体声或四声道电子声学音乐。在四川凉山地区,彝族少女成年时要举行“换裙”仪式,彝语叫“沙拉洛”。作品基于彝族乐器克西竹尔(咬笛)、手鼓、毕摩诵经、彝族民歌、彝族乐器马布等声音采样,作者对其中器乐采样进行声音变形与电子音乐技术处理,结合电子合成音色,展示了及彝族少女的婀娜多姿和青春动人,以及“换裙”仪式的热闹场景与五彩斑斓的画面。
This is an electroacoustic music for stereo audio or 4-channel audio system (here in stereo).
In Liangshan, Sichuan Province, "skirt changing" is a part of Yi girls’ growing-up ceremony when they grow up, which is called "sharalo" in Yi language. The work is based on the sound sampling of Yi musical instruments such as Kesi Zhuer (biting flute), hand drum, Bimo chanting, Mabu, folk song and voice of Yi people. The composer used electronic music technology to process the sound samples. Combined with electronic timbre, this piece the graceful and youthful beauty of Yi girls, as well as the lively scenes and colorful pictures of the "skirt changing" ceremony.

Editor: XM