Music Alive for Friday 3 February 2017
A concert of new music for the Chinese Harvest Moon Festival.
Recorded 16 September 2016, Adam Concert Room, Wellington by RNZ Concert
Fa 发 a programme of new music merging Western and Eastern cultures given by NZTrio with guest guzheng player Xia Jing.
Late September is Harvest Moon Festival time in China where it’s traditional to light a paper lantern and send thoughts and wishes into the sky directed to far away loved ones, or to those who’ve passed on before you. This idea is embodied in the word 'Fa' – meaning to open up, to send out or deliver .