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Lin Chong Fled at Night

Lin Chong Fled at Night

This story was originated from Water Margin, one of the most famous Chinese classical novels. It depicts the experience when Lin Chong got persecuted from Gao Qiu then to seek shelter in Liangshan County. In the original Peking Opera, the singer himself presented the whole experience and psychological changes with the arias and performance.
The composer disorganized the order of the original arias but still based on the melodic lines, and deconstructed the arias into spot-like and line sound objects, then reintegrated with percussion voices into a new entirety. There are two sections in this composition, the first one is finding the escaping way at night, lodging in an old temple. The mysterious night and the sadness were depicted with metallic percussions in this section. The second section is the monologue of the figure expressed by the arias and spoken parts, to convey the anger and the conviction belief of Lin Chong. By means of the granular synthesis technics, the line-like sounds are converted into spot-like sounds, and they stand out even more in the late night environment, the dramatic intension of the original arias are strengthened after the electronic transformation. After all, this whole piece created a perfect integration of modern electronic technologies and the classic Peking Opera.


Mengjie Qi    

Qi Mengjie is a Ph. D candidate in electroacoustic music composition and multimedia research at Central Conservatory of Music, supervised by Professor Zhang Xiaofu. She has won several composition prizes during the last three years, the Echoes of woodblocks from Peking Opera and the transfigured crystal won the first prize of MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING in 2012 and 2014, the Road to Cracow won the third prize of MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING in 2014. Her compositions have been performed internationally, including MUSICACOUSTICA-Beijing (2012, 2013, 2014), Audio Arts festival in Krakow, Poland (2014), APEMCIME/ICEM (Lisbon 2015, Denton, USA 2014) and WOCMAT in Taiwan (2013).
She worked for MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Beijing International Film Music Festival. In 2013, she translated the master class Electroacoustic Music Practice and Creation of Professor Marc Battier in Shanghai and for professor Jeffrey Stolet in University of Oregon, USA.


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