Stone, Cloud, Water

Description: 
Chinese Meditations on American Landscapes
Composers: 
Zhang Ying
Performers: 
Zhang Ying
Catalog Number: 
#523
Genre: 
world
experimental
new classical
Collection: 
China
Asia
Americana
Location: 

SD 57750

UPC: 
726708652326
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Jan 1, 1998
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD

Stone, Cloud, Water

One Sheet: 

Ying Zhang resettled in the United States in 1993 after an illustrious career in China where he appears on the Register of Great Musicians. 

Ying Zhang is a master flute player, he performs on eleven different traditional flutes, some from Chinese minority cultures. Now he has traveled the U.S. and written and performed music inspired by some of the places he has discovered: Niagara Falls, the Florida Everglades, the Badlands, Las Vegas, and Anasazi cliff dwellings. The result is a richly-orchestrated, curious, delightful, whimsical, haunting and mysterious look at some familiar sights as seen through the eyes of a new American. Featured instruments include the Turkey Bone (a replica of a 7000-year-old bone flute), the Bawu (a globular clay ocarina-like flute), and assorted kitchen utensils. 

Reviews: 

WFMU

"truly amazing...[we were] besieged with phone calls wondering what it was." - Brian Turner

AMAZON

"It's hard to imagine that a work like this could exist... serious and complex music with passion and not just a little humor." - Louis Gibson