The British Museum porcelain

In our one hour workshop 30 people listened to a performance of Chinese traditional music whilst sitting amongst the porcelain:

  • Jasmine Flowers
  • Moonlit Night by the Spring River
  • Purple Bamboo Melody
  • The Moon Reflected in the Second Spring
  • Lake Honghu

Each piece had a story and the group gave their responses after listening. We then created 4 short pieces using their ideas and performed with the musicians. The effect was very moving and it felt like something of the porcelain and Chinese tradition communed with us.

Thank you too two fantastic musicians Cheng Yu and Mr Chen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to invite you to attend a Relaxed Performance at The British Museum
‪Friday 16th February 15:00-16:15‬
Free Event
Booking Essential, please email omuldoon@britishmuseum.org to book your free place

In Celebration of Chinese New Year, we will listen to compositions in the peaceful setting of Room 95, the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of Chinese ceramics. We will take time to reflect on the compositions and create our own poetry in response.

Facilitator: Luke Crookes
Musicians:  Chen Dacan – Erhu (2-stringed fiddle)
Cheng Yu – Pipa (4-stringed lute)
Programme includes:
Jasmine Flowers
Moonlit Night by the Spring River
Purple Bamboo Melody
The Moon Reflected in the Second Spring
Lake Honghu

 

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