Ebb and flow
for two vocalising performers on nanpa 南琶 and percussion 铃鼓
Introduction by Autumn Tsai
The text is rooted in the companion of two pieces in the Nanyin repertoire: 自來生長 and 一紙相思. Two female characters from two different social statuses, while falling within a similar domestic image, experience unrequited love.
With the interplay of the two languages, mandarin and Nanyin text fragments from the original works, a sense of time is suggested. Yet, throughout the reinterpretation of the text, the boundaries between time and space are blurred.
Year of Composition
蔡昀庭 Autumn Tsai
Shandong University, Qingdao, CN
夏雨言 Xia Yuyan, nanpa/voice
张永韵 Zhang Yongyun, percussion/voice