Australian Chinese Music Ensemble
Comprising Wang Zheng-Ting (sheng), Dong Qiuming (dizi), Tao Wennliang (erhu), and Gu Chuen (yangqin) and founded in 1989, the ensemble's musical skill and mastery of both traditional and contemporary Chinese music has taken it to many festivals throughout Australia.
The list includes Melbourne International Festival, the Port Fairy Festival, the Adelaide Festival, the World of Music Festival in Brisbane, Carnivale and Asia Festival in NSW, Canberra's National Folk Festival and the Launceston Festival. In 1995 it was invited to perform in Taipei. It is directed by Wang Zheng-Ting who has toured the U.S giving solo sheng concerts.
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This new CD features the diverse works of six Australian composers that have taken Asian instruments and voices beyond the boundaries of their own traditions. From dan tranh to sheng, from shakuhachi to erhu, this fascinating recording is cross-cultural music at its best.
Composer Eve Duncan commissioned violinists from Austria, China, Japan as well as Australia, to record her compositions which she has compiled onto this fascinating CD.
The second volume of marvellous music from one of Australia's favourite composers, George Dreyfus. This album provides a great insight into Dreyfus' multifaceted talents.