Barry Schrader & Wadada Leo Smith Premiere "Wu Xing" at REDCAT on 11/18


Subject: Barry Schrader & Wadada Leo Smith Premiere "Wu Xing" at REDCAT on 11/18
From: Barry Schrader (ls@barryschrader.com)
Date: Sun Nov 13 2005 - 05:59:19 EST


On Friday, November 18, the world premiere of "Wu Xing - Cycle of
Destruction" will be presented at REDCAT on the The Creative Music Festival
<http://redcat.org/season/0506/mus/creative.php>. "Wu Xing" is a
live/electro-acoustic music work created as a collaboration between composer
Barry Schrader and composer/performer Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith.

"Wu Xing - Cycle of Destruction" deals with the Chinese concept of Wu Xing,
the five elements in ancient Chinese tradition: wood, fire, earth, metal,
and water. These are important in Chinese astrology, medicine. and BaGua, a
system of trigrams used in Fengshui and other areas of Chinese life and
culture. The five elements are often arranged in one of two cycles: the
cycle of birth, ending with earth, or, as in this work, the cycle of
destruction: metal, wood, earth, water, fire. Schrader has also created a
solo electro-acoustic version of "Wu Xing" which will be premiered in 2006.



This archive was generated by hypermail 2b27 : Sat Dec 22 2007 - 01:46:14 EST