Exploring Solo/Small Ensembles Series #22

Chang LIU: Mystic Fragrance

Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra / Chih-Sheng Chen / National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan 2019.5.10. (Taiwan premiere)

Composed for the national orchestra, this work draws inspiration from the music of India, which is known for its wealth of culinary spices. Strong, distinctive, spicy flavours, typical in Indian food became the source of inspiration for this piece. Quite a number of melodies and rhythms characteristic of Indian music are employed here to express the colourful fragrance of Indian spices.

(Translation: Shiyan Zhang / Edit: Patty Chan)