“无” (Wu) - Yunjia Liu's Graduation Recital - Classical Guitar
“无” or “無” (traditional), pronounced as “Wu” with rising tone (Wú), is a Chinese character with the meaning of “none, nothing”. In Chinese philosophy, everything is included in “无” and everything can be generated from “无”.
This is Yunjia's graduation recital before she finishes the degree of Bachelor of Music. Yunjia comes to Australia to study music after seven years' study of Chinese medicine in China. And the music journey has always been an fascinating journey!
The first half of the recital will be her solo performance, and the second half is going to be a "game": any one who has something to perform (a piece of music, a dance, a story to tell etc.) can join the performance by putting their names in the box at the door before the recital starts. Yunjia will start the second half with one solo piece, and then draw the next one from the box, and the game continues until the last name has been drawn. Then Yunjia will finish the whole recital with another solo piece.
Three commissioned pieces will be premiered in this recital: Mayfly (蜉蝣) and Flourishing Age (盛世遗墨绘昔尘) by You Yue, and Transcendent Shines (超然.照耀) by Federico Favali.
Anybody is welcome to come and play in the second half of the recital -- Let's play together! That's why the world of music is fascinating to us!