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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Fang, Fang: Meng [Teacher] 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Meng [Teacher]
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    13
  • Year of composition: 
    2008
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

     

    The title, "Meng", is inspired the idea of "Reincarnation" – which also is known as "metempsychosis", or transmigration of souls. 

    In this work, the modes have been designed to reflect the concept of “Reincarnation”. To be more specific, the musical development follows the “first – growth – fade away – the regeneration.”  In this piece, it works with traditional Chinese pentatonic scale-adjusted basis.  In addition to beginning the mode with only a single E note, each tonic of the latter sections is set and followed by ascending perfect fifth from the first mode E.  Therefore, the modes are based on A, D and G.

    In further development, there are constantly-added new notes, various colors, and complicated emotions.  The expression of music is expected to describe and present the process of life’s growing, varying and strengthening.

    At the end, music returns to the mode E. However, the mode E at the end is not the same as in the beginning, suggesting that the new life is not at the same point as the old life. That is, the music indicates that a different, whole-new life is regenerating from where it disappeared. That is “reincarnation”.

     

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