Exploring Chinese Orchestral Repertoire Series #53

Xiaochi ZHANG: Light and Shadow

Percussion: Hsu CHANG, Xiaochi ZHANG / Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra / Chih-Sheng Chen / National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan 2016.1.26.

He loves light, for many reasons. When the sun cannot be seen, it becomes the shadow and the moon becomes the light. The soul longs for light but the body cannot shake off its shadow.

Time is like old worn clothes, never again to be removed. Those with little remaining time begin to panic, anxiously searching for more. The rustling wind caresses one’s shoulders to soothe the sadness of time passed.

(Translation: Shiyan Zhang / Edit: Patty Chan)