11.30am – 12.15pm
Participatory Erhu performance
Dr Nicholas Ng
Erhu Performer, Composer and Academic
Nicholas will lead an interactive and participatory performance-discussion of the Erhu, a two stringed bow instrument.
“This journey into the world of microtonality explores the concept of sonic and physical movement through bowed sounds, primarily on the erhu, and the esoteric practice of Bugang 步罡. Bugang is an ancient Daoist ritual of shamanic origin that seeks to harness the energy of the Big Dipper by symbolically pacing the outline of its stars.” Dr Nicholas Ng