From: Yanxiazi Gao <email@example.com>
I am pleased and sincere to invite all of you to today’s talk featuring Dr. Ye Guohui, Chinese composer and chair of Composition Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
This talk is held by composition program here at UH on Today (Tuesday, April 10th), 12:30-1:30pm, room 7. And I will be the translator for his talk. If you are interested in, please come and join us. If you already had plans this noon, please help me to share this information to anyone who might be interested in.
Dr. Ye is a recipient for the two Chinese highest academic rewards, Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholars program and One Hundred Scholars program. Especially, he is the only musician being collected in this most prominent 100 Scholars project, who are from all kinds of disciplines in Chinese academia.
Therefore, he gets the support from the national fundings to do his composition and further research which are based on one particular Gagaku piece, しゅこし【酒胡子/Wine Puppet】. Besides the talk, the short period of his visit this time also aims to having an interview with Shamoto Sensei, director of Gagaku ensemble here and watching Gagaku rehearsals at Sunday (April 8th) and Wednesday night (April 11th).
The talk focuses on two Chinese paintings, which are related to ancient Chinese music from Tang dynasty and Japanese Gagaku music. In the talk, he will show his library research and his music as well. The most interesting part is we will see some similarities between China and Japan in traditionally, culturally, and musically.
On behalf of Dr. Ye, I hope we can meet as more as professors, colleagues, and performers in this talk to share our thoughts.
Looking forward to seeing you this noon!
MA in Ethnomusicology – In Progress
University of Hawaii at Mānoa