Exploring Chinese Orchestral Repertoire Series #57

Binyang LI: Totems (Taiwan premiere)

Erhu: Xue YANG / Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Tien-Ku Percussion Group, Ching-yun Choir / Chih-Sheng CHEN / National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan 2011.1.29.

Most cultures have their own totems (emblems). The traditional spiritual world seems to be diminishing gradually in modern civilization. The spirits of totems seem to be moving away from us, however, totems won’t disappear but their connotations will change.

(Translation: Shiyan ZHANG / Edit: Patty CHAN)