Esplanade Presents | A Tapestry of Sacred Music
Guqin - Music of the Sages
For over 3,000 years, the guqin (seven-stringed Chinese zither) has captivated its listeners with its meditative, austere and mellow tones, said to have the ability to cleanse one’s mind and bring one closer in harmony with nature. The instrument is steeped in symbolism and meaning—in its music, physical construction and philosophy. Over centuries, guqin ideology developed from the confluence of Confucianist, Taoist and Buddhist influences. Some of its most celebrated pieces express the ideals of Taoist hermits and being in communion with nature, while others draw influence from Buddhist chants and states of serenity.
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Zang Zhuomin the founder of the Zhuomin Guqin School and a PhD student of Traditional Music Aesthetics in the Nanjing University of the Arts. She is an Executive Council member of the Yangzhou Qinzheng Association, and a member of the Chinese Musicians' Association Aesthetics Society. Additionally, she serves as a guqin examiner of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society and jury of Yangzhou International Guzheng Competition. Zhuomin is a proponent of aesthetics education for children, and one of the co-authors for the syllabus of the Chinese Cultural Experience Workshop.
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