Jia Daqun - Fusion II: Concerto for Chinese Percussion (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | CD Single | Covers | 111 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: People's Music Publishing House | Cat.: ISRC-CN-M260700050 | RS/MU
Jia Daqun was born in Chongqing in August 1955. He is widely recognized as"one of the most gifted younger composers among those who immersed themselves in structuralism."(Frank Kouwenhoven: 'The Age of Pluralism, Mainland China's New Music (3).' Since 2000, Jia has been a member of Yoyo Ma's Silkroad Ensemble as one of their Composers in Residence. Jia's Fusion II, descibed by the composer as a 'concerto for Chinese Percussion and orchestra" is written in a broadly contemporary idiom - reminiscent of both Varese and Messiaen. While not self-consciously "Chinese," the ethnic instrumentation injects an unexpected jolt of color into this modernist score.