Intangible cultural heritage xiao and flute production technician Cao Jun, "polyphony" with ingenuity

261 views · Organized by 小何 on 2022-05-24

Cao Jun, 41, is a flute maker in Yuping Dong Autonomous County, Tongren City, Guizhou Province. In 2010, he learned the damage repair skills of the flute, and he is highly praised by the flute lovers.

Intangible cultural heritage xiao and flute production technician Cao Jun,

In 2006, the Yuping flute making skills were listed as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list by the State Council. In this year, influenced by his parents, Cao Jun began to learn the flute making techniques. Through hard work, he finally mastered the flute. It has established its own flute production enterprise, absorbed part of the local labor force, and became a learning and practice base for students majoring in flute production in local vocational schools.

Intangible cultural heritage xiao and flute production technician Cao Jun,

Since the flute is a traditional musical instrument made of bamboo, once it is hit by a hard object, it is prone to scars and affects the sound quality of the flute. In order to solve this problem, Cao Jun carefully explored and researched the repair work of the xiao flute according to the damaged parts and forms of the xiao flute reported by consumers. , The repaired flute can not only ensure its sound quality and sound effect, but also match the original appearance in appearance.

Intangible cultural heritage xiao and flute production technician Cao Jun,

Cao Jun, who has learned the flute repairing technology, not only repaired the flute produced by his own company, but also helped some flute lovers to repair the flute products produced by other flute manufacturers, which was quickly recognized by his peers .

Intangible cultural heritage xiao and flute production technician Cao Jun,

"The repairing technology of the flute is very particular, especially the polishing technique. If the force is not properly adjusted, the flute will be damaged twice, and even the flute will be scrapped directly!" Cao Jun said.

Intangible cultural heritage xiao and flute production technician Cao Jun,

Intangible cultural heritage xiao and flute production technician Cao Jun,

Reference materials and contributors
非遗箫笛 匠心“复音”

Involving musical instruments

Xiao (pinyin: xiāo), divided into dongxiao and qinxiao. And because the flute has a hole, it is different from the pan flute without a hole, so it is called "dongxiao". The xiao has a long history, the sound is round and soft, quiet and elegant, suitable for solo and ensemble. It is generally made of bamboo with blow holes at the top.
Dizi (pinyin: dí zi), also known as the horizontal flute, is generally used as an important musical instrument to accompany opera.

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