Just came back from my talk at Boston College. It’s titled “Peking Opera Percussion: Concept, Luogujing, and Patterns.” This presentation provided an overview of the formation, functions, and use of percussion music in Peking opera performance with live demonstration and some video clips. In the last part of the presentation, students were guided to learn […]
The lecture/ hands-on workshop is titled “Speaking Percussion, Performing Language: Exploring Peking Opera Percussion Music and its Oral Notation.” As part of the 2016 Sound of Dragon Music Festival, this presentation is organized by the Sound of Dragon Society and co-sponsored by the David Lam Center . This presentation took place at FSU’s Harbour Centre and […]
Just gave a lecture of Peking opera performance and music at Richmond Public Library in Richmond, BC, Canada. This lecture was organized by the Sound of Dragon Society, founded and operated by Tung Lan. It took place at an open space in the main building of the library with a small but engaging group of […]
Conducted two Peking Opera Percussion workshops (90 min. for each) at the Cambridge School of Weston last week for the school’s annual Diversity Day program. Small classes. Students were very engaged and came up with many good questions. All did very well in reciting the luogujing and pick up the percussion patterns quickly.
Had a Peking opera percussion workshop with about 90 students from their Mandarin Chinese program at Jonas Clarke School. Happy to see so many curious young souls showing their great interests in learning music from other cultures. Interestingly, for many of them, it’s also a great opportunity to explore their “own” culture. The […]
I am very glad to have my second visit to Boston College within a month to give another lecture on Peking Opera percussion music for Prof. Ann Lucas’ world music class. This is another fantastic class I met at BC. Students were very focused and seemed to be very interested in the material. […]
Just returned from my guest lecture on Peking opera percussion music at Boston College. It’s invited by Prof. Fugan Dineen (who is also my former colleague at Wesleyan University) for his Asian Music class. Thanks, Fugan! It’s a very dynamic class: students were actively engaged and open to new perspectives. They picked up […]