Atmospheric Music Theatre by Law Wing-fai - 

Beyond the Senses

15/7/2017 (Sat) 7:30 pm

Shaw Theatre

(Pullman London St. Pancras,

100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ)

Tickets:₤35 & ₤18

Wuji Ensemble

Artistic Director/Composer: Law Wing-fai

Music Director/Pipa: Wong Chi-ching

Set & Costume Designer: Tsang Man-tung

Lighting Designer: Leo Cheung

Sound Engineer: Chan Pui-ching

Kunju Performer: Kong Aiping

Xiao/Dizi: Zhang Fan

Soprano: Margaret Yim

Sheng/Japanese Shō: Loo Sze-wang

Clarinet: Leung Chi-shing

Yangqin: Bryan Lai

Erhu: Zhao Guanjie & Shao Lin

Singing Bowls: Tsang Man-tung

Ruan/Guzheng: Au Yuen-ying

Ruan: Lam Tsan-tong, So Pui-yi & Tong Ming-hok

“Beyond the Senses” features the renowned Chinese Kunju opera artist Kong Aiping in her ground-breaking re-interpretation of classical Chinese poetry. Set against a serene garden, Kong, as the main character, wanders around and starts to recite and sing about the scenery around her. She eventually realizes that what she sees and hears are but illusory and unreal, and slowly comes to achieve enlightenment. On the stage, amidst the voice and light strums of the pipa, all enter into a realm of meditation and contemplation.

“Beyond the Senses” is composer Law Wing-fai’s second Atmospheric Music Theatre production, drawing its inspiration from Chinese Kunju opera. Utilizing multi-media elements such as poetry, songs, dance and visual elements to complement the natural timbres of Chinese musical instruments, Mr. Law’s “atmospheric music theatre” hopes to cultivate a mood for reflection as well as a taste of Oriental aesthetics. Presented by Wuji Ensemble, this production was premiered in Hong Kong in June 2016 to a full-house audience, and will now have a limited run in London for 1 performance only.

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Programme around 90 minutes with no intermission.

Presented by: Wuji Ensemble

Organized by: RhapsoArts Management

 

Programme

Prologue: Strolling in the Garden

                Recitation

Section 1: Autumn Palette

      Autumn Leaves (Yanice Cheng)

                Erhu Duo

      The Shimmering Swirly Leaves (Yau May-kay)

                Xiao/Sheng/Ruan Ensemble

      A Night of Oblivion (Law Wing-fai)

                Singing & Dizi

Section 2: Water Zen

      A Pond of Scattered Duckweeds (Law Wing-fai)

                Soprano & Clarinet

      Diary of a Frog (Law Wing-fai)

                Clarinet/Japanese Shō/Yangqin

      Air Eleganza (Law Wing-fai)

                Xiao/Japanese Shō/Yangqin/Guzheng/Movements

Section 3: Listening to the Incense

      Tranquil as a Chrysanthemum (Law Wing-fai)

                Pipa Solo

      The Whispering Plum Blossoms (Law Wing-fai)

                Singing & Dizi

      An Empty Mountain (Improvisation)

                Recitation/Pipa/Singing Bowls