Dulcimer artists from Asia and Europe performed the title piece "Boundless Wind and Moon" at the "World Dulcimer Family Concert" in Beijing on May 26.
"The boundless wind and moon means that the eastern and western cultures of the Silk Road interact with each other, and hope for a peaceful and distant future." Professor Liu Yuening, member of the 12th and 13th CPPCC National Committee, director of the International Chinese Education (Music) Practice and Research Base of the Central Conservatory of Music, doctoral supervisor of the Department of Folk Music, told the reporter that this "world premiere" work was ingenious and composed of artists from the four major systems of the world dulcimer family improvised together and performed without music.
At the concert, the world's dulcimer families gathered in Beijing to share, display and exchange the achievements of their inheritance, development and innovation through ten pieces of music. After the meeting, Liu Yuening and his colleague, world musicologist, Professor An Ping, head of the Department of Music, Central Conservatory of Music co-hosted the "Sharing Chinese Music with the World" China and the World - Dulcimer Music Culture Development Forum, and started from the dimension of "China and the world" with dulcimer artists and researchers from all over the world. From the perspective of cultural exchange and integration of "The Belt and Road", this paper discussed and discussed the future trend of dulcimer art development.
This international concert and forum featuring the dulcimer is the first major sub-unit of 2023 Beijing Modern Music Festival, a national-level international event of music art. Both aim to promote the exchange of music culture and art between China and foreign countries, and let the world hear the voice of Chinese contemporary music.
"At the historical juncture of entering a new era, it is a milestone moment to open the journey of sharing the dulcimer family with the world, focus on the history and future of young dulcimer artists in the fields of performance, creation, theory and instrument improvement, and promote the in-depth development of the internationalization of traditional Chinese instrumental music." As one of the academic and artistic directors of the special concert and Forum, Liu Yuening hopes to take advantage of the "Belt and Road" Initiative, take Chinese dulcimer art as a bridge, open up a new world of international communication of Chinese music, and forge ahead to build a music community with a shared future for mankind.
It is with the support of this lofty goal that the main creative team of the concert and forum can grind for two years. In the long preparation process with branches and branches, they can run in the works, discover new people, contact and coordinate the reception and settlement of foreign guests, artists and scholars in China... "Without some mental strength, I can't stand it." "Liu said, half joking.
Liu Yuening, who was born in an elementary school, is an academic with "positive roots" in the dulcimer field, and an actor of "no education without class". Since her first dulcimer performance "Mountain Red" more than 40 years ago, she has not only taught the dulcimer in the ivory Tower, but also cultivated the "Jasmine" dulcimer Ensemble and the "Little Jasmine" dulcimer Art Troupe. On that day, she invited many social forces who teach dulcimer art to participate in the concert, and many children were able to perform dulcimer for the first time at the Central Conservatory of Music.
She is sparing no effort to involve young people in the inheritance and innovation of dulcimer art. At the concert on that day, many young performers showed themselves at the world dulcimer grand event. There were not only the strong Chinese flavor of "The Pastoral Character", but also the cross-border combination of dulcimer and electric guitar bass, and the cross-civilization dialogue between Chinese dulcimer, Iranian dulcimer and Western European dulcimer, and Irish tap dance. At the concert, the players "play" to enjoy themselves, the audience shouted "good".
"Dulcimer can play like this!" A accompany children to play the parents sigh.
Liu Yuening heard this kind of feedback, very happy, in the lively scene to the reporter loudly said, "Of course! Dulcimer not only has a thousand-year history of thick, more with The Times of fashion innovation!"
She not only said so, but also acted on it, developing the "jasmine bass dulcimer" and many other patents. "There is a saying, 'If you want to do a good job, you must first sharpen your tools,' and there is a saying, 'Kung fu is outside the poem.'" In Liu's opinion, the beauty and portability of the instrument itself also play an important role in promoting the dulcqin art. As long as it is beneficial to the development of dulcimer, she will delve into, to think. Living in seclusion during the pandemic, she has had time to refine a new dulcimer. "Dulcimer is part of my life." 'she said.
At the concert, the performers of Jasmine Flower and Jasmine performed with the Jasmine dulcimer series developed by Liu Yuening.
"We should inherit rather than be old-fashioned, have a bottom line rather than prejudice, and have a level rather than barriers. Dulcimer players are all one family, and the world dulcimer system is a family that crosses cultural circles and borders." Liu Yuening said that this series of activities is in line with his previous efforts to promote Chinese dulcimer art to the world stage and has special significance. It is equivalent to "inviting foreign relatives of Chinese dulcimer to our home to visit, show and communicate", which is a "milestone" significance.
After the all-day event, the first president of the Dulcimer Art Committee of the China Musical Instrument Association also had many ideas for the future development of dulcimer art. National Dulcimer art level test, inheritance and development of Dulcimer art, youth training, rural culture revitalization, mass communication of aesthetic education... The present, the future work is full, so far has not "Yang" Liu Yuening words to amuse everyone, "there are too many things to do, I don't have time to get sick."