The new face of Chinese music

第十九届“磬”国际研讨会将于2015年10月21日至24日在日内瓦举行。

此次会议主题为“中国音乐的新面貌”。

本次会议由日内瓦高等音乐学院、日内瓦大学孔子学院联合承办。

 

19th international CHIME meeting

21 to 24 October, 2015, Haute école de musique de Genève

 

In cooperation with the Confucius Institute of the University of Geneva

A tightly packed programme

Our upcoming meeting in Geneva triggered an even bigger response than last year's annual meeting in Aarhus, Denmark. Let's hope it will be equally inspiring and joyful!

 

We look forward to a splendid and tightly-packed conference with some 60 papers and panels, featuring prominent musicians as well as music scholars, music-educational specialists and general aficionados of Chinese music. We also expect to greet several prominent composers of new music currently active in China or abroad, including Lam Bun-ching, Wang Ying, Robert Zollitsch (Lao Luo) and others. Rural and classical Chinese traditions will also be represented in this meeting, from rowdy music for village weddings and funerals to high-brow refined southern balladry and solo music for zithers and lutes.

 

The conference is partly intended as an overall assessment of the current state of affairs in Chinese music, and it will address the entire spectrum of music in (or of) China, from rural traditional to conservatory styles, from avant-garde to pop and rock, from ethnic to import traditions. For more on the conference theme, see further down below.

Participants will be treated to a welcome reception, a conference dinner and, if we can manage, an afternoon excursion to the Confucius Institute, beautifully located on the shores of Lake Geneva, with a view of the distant Mont Blanc.

 

Dates

The meeting starts on Wednesday 21 October in the afternoon with registration, a reception and some brief presentations. The conference ends on Sunday 25 October at 12.00 h (noon).

 

 

Concerts

We expect to schedule a number of concerts, including:

- nanyin (classical southern balladry) with Cai Yayi and her ensemble from Quanzhou

- rural ritual sounds with exhilerating shawm band Yi Jia Ren from Hebei

- qin and other classical solo music with Tse Chun Yan (Hong Kong), Dai Xiaolian (Shanghai), pipa player Yu Lingling (Geneva) and other fine performers

 ...and more!

 

The full programme can be found here.  Do join us in Geneva for a splendid event!

 

Registration

Please visit our special website for on-line registration: www.chime2015.org

Early registration is important, particularly for any participants who depend on visas to enter Switzerland. The envisaged deadline for pre-registration is 20 September.

 

For all information concerning registration, you may also contact Ms. Rhaissa Cerqueira at the conference office in Geneva via chime2015.hem@hesge.ch

The current website will also include regular updates on registration.

 

About this year's theme

Where has Chinese music gone over the past few decades? Where is it positioned today? Many artists are keen to explore new ways, new media, new platforms. Traditional music, too, is being promoted in new formats: intangible cultural heritage projects, internet archives, eco-cultural protection zones, ecomuseums, honorary life grants, special exhibitions, special concert tours and more. How are innovative spirits in China currently reshaping the country's music? Does the idea of 'going back to one's roots' have any continued relevance? What are the future perspectives for Chinese music, at home, abroad, in performative and in educational terms? In the upcoming CHIME meeting in Geneva in October 2015, we hope to tackle these questions together with some of the country's foremost contemporary composers, conservatory musicians, classical and folk musical performers: the meeting is a broad attempt to assess the current state of Chinese music. As always, we offer a platform for critical voices from many different backgrounds, from music scholars and anthropologists to music policy makers, media workers, and committed aficionados.

 

Book and CD display

As in previous years, we will organize a display corner in Geneva for books, CDs, DVDs and other recent publications in the realm of Chinese music. Bring your products if you would like to share them with colleagues! A new activity is a short session in which speakers can introduce their new books or AV materials in short pitches.

 

Free musicking

Participants are encouraged to bring Chinese instruments and to join jam sessions of silk and bamboo music and other genres, for which we will create ample space.

 

 

For further information you may also contact:

 

Prof. Xavier Bouvier,

Head of Studies

Haute école de musique de Genève, C.P. 5155, CH -1211 Geneva 11

Email: xavier.bouvier@hesge.ch

Tel. +4122 327.31.47

 

Frank Kouwenhoven,

CHIME Foundation, PO Box.11092,

2301 EB Leiden, The Netherlands

Email: chime@wxs.nl

Tel. +31-71-5133123 or 5133794,

Mobile: 06-4029.3426

 

CHIME - European Foundation For Chinese Music Research

19th international CHIME meeting

 

 

 

 

第十九届“磬”国际研讨会将于2015年10月21日至24日在日内瓦举行。此次会议主题为“中国音乐的新面貌”。本次会议由日内瓦高等音乐学院、日内瓦大学孔子学院联合承办。

 

一.日程紧凑的会议:

我们在日内瓦即将迎来的研讨会较之去年在丹麦举办的会议将更具影响,我们同样希望此次会议是鼓舞人心的、是令人愉悦的。

此次会议可谓内容丰富、安排紧凑,将为大家呈现60篇不同方面的论文。与会人员包括具有突出成就的音乐家、音乐学者、音乐教育专家和中国音乐爱好者;此外,还包括诸如林品晶、老锣等目前活跃在国内外的开拓“新音乐”领域的作曲家。研讨会内容将涉及农村地区音乐与中国古典传统音乐:从喧嚣的农村红白喜事音乐,到高雅而纯粹的南音以及筝、琵琶独奏音乐。

本次会议的部分目标在于对中国音乐现状进行总体评估,其中涵盖范围很广:从乡村音乐到学院派音乐;从先锋音乐到流行摇滚,从民族音乐到外来传统音乐。想了解更多的会议主题,请查阅以下信息。

与会期间,组织方还准备了特别的招待活动:欢迎宴会和会议晚宴。我们也将会努力争取,为参会人员安排一个下午的孔子学院游览行程,驻足学院,近可观日内瓦湖粼粼波光,远可望勃朗峰皑皑白雪。

 

 

日程

本次会议在10月21日星期三下午注册登记,之后有简短的开幕致辞。会议将于周日中午12:00闭幕。

 

 

 

二.音乐会

主办方预计安排多场音乐会,其中包括:

  •  福建泉州南音  (蔡雅艺及其合奏乐团)

  • 激昂之声——农村仪式音乐表演 (河北民间音乐艺人组成的 “一家人”乐队)

  •  琴与其他乐器的古典独奏音乐 (香港古琴演奏家 谢俊仁;上海古琴演奏家戴晓莲;琵琶演奏家俞玲玲及其他优秀演奏家)

更多精彩内容敬请期待!

音乐会整体方案仍在讨论中,初步会议日程将在八月份发布。期待您加入这场来自日内瓦的音乐盛宴!

 

 

三.注册

注册专用网站现已开通,网址为www.chime2015.org 。请尽早注册,特别是针对需要签证入境瑞士的参会人员,注册截止日期预计为9月20日。如需了解注册相关的完整信息,您还可以通过电邮方式chime2015.hem@hesge.ch与日内瓦办事处的Rhaissa Cerqueira 女士联系。

目前正在运行的网站同样会定期更新有关注册的相关内容。

 

四.关于此次会议的主题

中国音乐过去十几年发展状况如何?现今中国音乐的状况是怎样的?与很多艺术家热衷于探求新方式、新媒体、新平台的情况类似,在传统音乐领域正在逐步推广一些新的举措,如非物质文化遗产项目、互联网档案馆、生态文化保护区、生态文化博物馆、政府津贴、展览、巡演等。创新精神如何在当代重塑中国音乐?“回到音乐本源”思想在现今研究中是否还具有价值?中国音乐在本土、海外、在表演领域和音乐教育领域的未来前景如何?

在2015年10月召开的“磬”研讨会上,我们将与当代作曲家、音乐学院音乐家、古典与民间音乐表演家共同探讨上述问题。这次会议是对中国音乐现状进行评估的广泛尝试,与往常一样,我们为音乐学者、人类学家、音乐政策制定者、媒体人及中国音乐忠实爱好者等来自不同背景的参会人员提供评论和交流平台。

 

五.图书和CD展览

与以往年份一样,我们将在日内瓦举办一个以中国音乐为主题的图书、CD、DVD以及其他出版物展览。如果您愿意与同事们分享你的作品,那就将它们带到日内瓦吧。与往年相比还有一项新的小活动,参与该活动的演讲者将有机会简要介绍他们的新书及新的影像作品。

 

六.即兴音乐表演活动

我们将提供充足场地,鼓励与会者携带中国乐器并参与丝竹等类别音乐的即兴表演。

 

慾瞭解更多信息,請用以下聯繫方式:

 

Prof. Xavier Bouvier,

謝樂

Head of Studies Haute école de musique de Genève, C.P. 5155, CH -1211 Geneva 11 Email: xavier.bouvier@hesge.ch Tel. +4122 327.31.47

CHIME website: www.chimemusic.nl

Frank Kouwenhoven,

高文厚

CHIME Foundation, PO Box.11092, 2301 EB Leiden, The Netherlands Email: chime@wxs.nl Tel. +31-71-5133123 or 5133794, Mobile: 06-4029.3426 

 

 

 

 

Haute école de musique de Genève, Switzerland 

(image: white xan, www.xanwhite.com)

Video message by the organizer of the 2015 CHIME conference, Xavier Bouvier

Pipa player Yu Lingling (Geneva)

Qin player Tse Chun Yan from Hong Kong

Composer Wang Ying

A fine blend of old and new sounds by the ten-member band Yi Jia Ren from rural Hebei. Unusually, the group includes both male and female musicians.