Sound of China Workshop

6:30pm - 8:00pm / Thursday 30th May 2019
Type: Workshop / Category: Department / Series: Confucius Institute
  • Admission: Free. Please book in advance via Eventbrite.
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Whether you consider yourself to be a musician or not, you will enjoy this journey onto the beautiful culture and sound of China. Traditional Chinese music is famous for its gentle and elegant sounds and is extremely important in Chinese culture. It has spread across not just China but also the world.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Liverpool has arranged a fascinating music workshop that demonstrates how ancient rhythms formed the foundation and then punctuated the evolution of Chinese traditional instrumental music: from Dizi, the Chinese bamboo flute, to Guzheng, a 21-string plucked instrument with a more than 2,500-year history; from the Chinese violin Erhu, the two-stringed fiddle, to Hulusi, a free reed wind instrument from Yunnan province.

This Chinese music workshop will be presented by four qualified Chinese musical instrument instructors who have years of experience teaching and performing music. They will introduce their instruments through illustrating the construction, history, timbre and performing techniques as well as representative music pieces. Audiences will then be given the opportunity to play these instruments in a hands-on learning experience.

Image (cropped from original): William Murphy from Dublin, Ireland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]