WORKS

Kodo ​古道

​Xiao, 2 Ehru, Pipa, Yangqin, Zheng

Program Notes​

Kodo was inspired by the pilgrimage routes, Kumano Kodo in Wakayama, Japan. The mountainous region of Kumano has been thought to as the mythical “holy ground where gods dwell”. Xiao leads other instruments to depict the serenity and mystery of Kumano. Another Erhu comes in later and develops a dialogue with Xiao, which symbolize the communication between worshippers and gods.

古道靈感源自日本和歌山縣的參拜道──熊野古道。熊野神祕的山區一直被日本人認為奉為「神明所居住的聖地」。樂曲先以簫為主奏,其他樂器作回應,描繪神秘和幽靜的熊野山區。其後,另一主奏二胡加入,與簫對話,象徵參拜者與神明間的交流。

2017年の9月に和歌山の熊野古道に行きました。そこの景色と歴史にインスピレーションを得て作曲したものです。​