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“Mountain High River Flow” – Chinese landscape painting & music workshop 山水音畫工作坊 

May 12, 2018 – 2:00-4:00pm
Room 2270 (Sauder Industries Policy Room)
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
co-presented by Sound of Dragon Society & SFU David Lam Centre

Chinese classical music is often thematic, and the natural scenery is a major source of inspiration. Mountains, waterfalls, rivers, rains and even heavy storms can all be expressed with musical gestures. The natural scenery is the most important subject in Chinese classical brush painting. There are specific techniques used to paint the mountains, tress, flowers, and rivers with ink and rice paper. The commonality between Chinese painting and music is the use of space, the sense of breath. Also, both art forms are based on a linear approach: traditionally, Chinese music is developed melodically/horizontally, rather than western music’s chordal/vertical approach. Chinese classical painting takes the viewers to travel across the scroll, where various elements reveal one after another.

This workshop will provide hands-on opportunity for the participants to explore the inspiration from the natural world, both musically and visually. The artist will bring one zheng for everyone to take turns to play. You are welcome to bring other musical instruments to play. Painting materials will be provided for every registered participant. 

Demonstration of Chinese classical repertoire on the zheng/Chinese zither
Demonstration zheng techniques

Examples of Chinese landscape painting
Demonstration of Chinese brush painting techniques

Participants will take turns to improvise on the zheng (instrument provided by the Sound of Dragon Society), using the techniques learned in the workshop.
The rest of the group will paint, while listening to the music

董籬,1971年出生於台北,畢業於國立藝專美術科。多樣性的跨領域藝術家,主要包括繪畫、寫作、表演藝術、裝置藝術、設計等。2010年開始嘗試將繪畫融入即興表演藝術。加入MAFIA Ensemble,參與多次演出,與臺灣及日本許多藝術家跨界合作演出。並於2013年執導【異始、慾言】行動劇場。1991年舉辦第一次個人畫展,二十多年來繪畫作品於各地畫廊與藝術中心展出,為臺灣歷史最悠久的【五月畫會】成員。長期創作小說,曾任許多雜誌及媒體專欄作家。以《紅色巨塔》獲台灣文學獎短篇小說佳作,《一張彩券與半窗風景》獲台北縣文學獎小說獎佳作。2008年出版小說《太王四神記》三部曲、2009年出版《痞子英雄之高義檔案》、2011年出版《羅密歐與朱麗葉與殭屍》成為暢銷作家。現為自由創作者。

Li Tung (Taiwan) – painting
Born in 1971 in Taipei, Li graduated from the School of Visual Arts at the National Taiwan University of Arts. An artist crossing many genres, he is a painter, writer, performing artist, installation artist, and designer. Since 2010, Li started to perform live painting with improvising musicians and dancers. He joined the acclaimed MAFIA Ensemble, the leading force in Taiwan’s experimental and improvisational arts scene, with a particular focus on interdisciplinary practices. Li has collaborate with numerous Taiwanese and Japanese artists at “Create Music” festival. In the past 20 years, his artworks has been exhibited at various galleries in Taiwan, including the Taipei Arts Gallery. He is a member of “May Artists Collective”, Taiwan’s most influential and longstanding artists collection. Li’s novels and short stories have won numerous awards. He has been published in Taiwan and China. He also directed a theatre production in 2013.   

        臺灣青年箏樂演奏家。近年活躍於海內外音樂舞台,曾受邀赴中國、新加坡、澳門、香港、日本、美國、加拿大、德國、瑞士、盧森堡、比利時等地擔任獨奏、重奏、協奏演出。 歷年主要獲獎紀錄包括:「箏藏」箏樂演奏專輯,入圍台灣第22屆金曲獎-最佳民族音樂專輯獎(2010)。第一屆【台灣傳樂之星暨府城文化大使】,並赴盧森堡、比利時等地舉辦個人獨奏會Rencontre musicale orient- occident(2010)、兩廳院【傳統器樂新秀】絲竹室內樂(2010)、兩廳院【傳統器樂新秀】箏獨奏首獎(2007)、臺北市立國樂團第14屆【民族器樂古箏大賽】銀獎及《趣夢亂》最佳詮釋獎(2007)。
            近年來謝岱霖多次舉辦個人箏樂演奏會,並曾首演多部臺灣箏樂作品,包含樊慰慈作品《星塵》(2008)、《夜魔》(2010)、《鄧麗君》二重奏版本(2011,中國首演)、《阿拉貝斯克》協奏版本(2014),以及王乙聿作品《密》(2011)、魏志真作品Between Stream and Hills III(2012)。

Dailin Hsieh – zheng/Chinese zither
Graduated from the National Tainan University of the Arts and with a Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from Taiwan’s National Normal University, Dailin has toured in China, Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, United States, Canada, Germany, Swiss, Luxembourg and Belgium. Her achievements include a nomination by Taiwan’s 22nd Golden Records Awards and winning such titles as the Star of Traditional Taiwanese Music & Culture Ambassador of Tainan and the National Concert Hall’s Traditional Music Star, as well as winning the Second Prize and Best Performance in Taipei Chinese Orchestra’s 2007 Zheng Competition. Dailin has premiered numerous groundbreaking works. Some are released on her solo CD Zheng Image (2014) with critical acclaim. Dailin is the founder of Augmented Sixth Ensemble, a soloist with the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, and she performs regularly with the Taipei Municipal Chinese Orchestra and Wei Yi New Chinese Music.