Tales from the Forbidden City - a five-part series documenting the collaborative NZ-Chinese musical project
Last year, China’s renowned ensemble the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra joined with the New Zealand String Quartet to commission seven New Zealand and Chinese composers to write music for their ensembles. Radio NZ Concert’s Kate Mead visited the project’s headquarters in Beijing and spoke with the musicians and composers about their lives, their instruments, their music and the successes and challenges of this innovative project.
Throughout August in Global Sounds we’ll hear the music and voices of the musicians involved in the project.
(3) In the programme today, conductor Liu Shun talks about his work with the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra, and Michael Norris introduces his composition, Inner Phases (RNZ)
Michael Norris, composer