lunes, 28 de enero de 2013

Noel Quinlan - 10 Women of China


De entre la bruma del tiempo, los nombres de algunas mujeres extraordinarias todavía resuenan a través de la antigüedad de China. Estos nombres se asociaron con el bien o el mal, la belleza o la perversión, la fuerza o la debilidad, llegaron a un punto en sus vidas que su reputación toca la conciencia colectiva, lo que garantiza su lugar en la historia y la leyenda para siempre.
10 Mujeres de China es una epopeya musical original y contemporánea inspirada en algunos de los personajes femeninos más famosos del folklore chino, y la mitología. Combinado con esto son elementos de la poesía hablada y canciones en varios idiomas, incluyendo Inglés, mandarín y francés. Por primera vez, las historias de estas mujeres se presentan a la audiencia internacional.
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Noel Quinlan's latest album suggests that a muse has landed. Maybe even 10 of them. In a collection of songs entitled 10 Women of China, the Australian-born composer, who has lived in Hong Kong for the last three decades, pays homage to the mythic female characters of Middle Kingdom folklore. These are icons that many people -- Quinlan included -- haven't known very much about. "Women in Chinese history have been treated as chattel," he laments. "It's a disaster to have a daughter and not a son." While that perspective is contestable, Quinlan's objectives are laudable. Through music, he wanted to expose more people to "folklore heroines, women who found the strength to step out of traditional roles." The project expanded. Quinlan teamed up with another Australian-born, Hong Kong-based artist, Kevin Orpin, who listened to the music, read the stories and produced a series of photographs of the 10 women that have been exhibited at an art gallery and grace the album packaging.
First, Quinlan had to do his homework. Scouring old tomes and soliciting oral histories from veterans in Hong Kong, he researched a breadth of myths and pared his selection down to the 10 stories he found most compelling. "It would have been very easy to do the 30 women of china," he says. "I didn't realize the wealth of material."
http://www.bigskymusic.com.au/press.html

01. Sword Singer - Hua Mu Lan
02. Two Butterflies - Zhu Ying Tai
03. Tibetian Queen - Wen Cheng
04. After You - Meng Jiang Nu
05. Woman Of The Mists - Diao Chan
06. Mongolian Heartstrings - Wang Zhao Jun
07. Can You Feel Me? - Lin Dai Yu (English Version)
08. Look Twice - Zhong Wu Yan
09. The Lotus World - Xi Shi
10. Desire - Yang Gui Fei
11. Can You Feel Me? - Lin Dai Yu (Mandarin Remix Version)

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  1. 10 Mujeres de China es una epopeya musical original y contemporánea inspirada en algunos de los personajes femeninos más famosos del folklore chino, y la mitología.
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