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21st International Conference - CHIME European Foundation for Chinese Music Research   
 
May 9th to 13th, 2018 | Museu do Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau Rua da Junqueira, 30 1300-343 Lisboa
 
 
 
Abstract  
 
Preparations for the 21st Chime meeting in Lisbon, Portugal (9-13 May) are now fully underway. We look forward to an exceptionally fine programme with lectures, panels, films and concerts, co-organized by the Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre (CCCM) in Lisbon, the Ethnomusicology Institute of the New University of Lisbon, the Confucius Institute of the University of Lisbon and the Confucius Institute and the Departamento de Comunicação e Arte of the University of Aveiro | INET/UAveiro as partners. The main sponsor for the 21st CHIME meeting is the Fundação Jorge Álvares. CCCM is a splendid museum and centre of Macau/China music/history and culture, located in stately buildings in the Alcântara quarter of Lisbon, just a short walk away from the world-famous Monastery of Jerónimos (must-see for any newcomers to Lisbon!). This year’s keynote speakers are Professor Alan Thrasher of the University of British Columbia, and Professor Tian Qing, Director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Research and Protection Centre in Beijing. We are proud to present, in our programme, the European premiere of Helen Rees’ film documentary Playing the Flute in Shanghai: The Life and Art of Dai Shuhong (2017, 86 mins), as well as two recent short documentaries on folk song collecting and archiving at the National Taiwan Normal University. Musical contributions to this year’s Chime event will amply reflect the theme of the meeting: Chinese music as cross-culture. In our music recitals we expect to host zheng player Han Mei and her Red Chamber Ensemble from Canada, as well as an extraordinary cooperation between lute players from two great world cultures: pipaist Gao Hong from Minnesota (one of the finest disciples of the great Lin Shicheng who also taught Wu Man), and Yair Dalal (on Arabian oud) from Israel. They will play duets, fully displaying the different characteristics of their own instruments, albeit (almost) without crossing daggers! Pipa player Xia Yuyan from Beijing and dancer Jiang Shaofeng from Dali (Yunnan) will demonstrate the compatibility of Chinese pipa with American tap dance, and more! Swedish guitarist Johannes Möller, living in Amsterdam but frequenting China, offers his own virtuoso perspective on Chinese folk tunes arranged or recomposed for guitar. Qin player He Yi from Beijing is equally at home in traditional Chinese opera and in the delicate art of guqin songs. In her delicate sung poems she builds intriguing bridges between both worlds. Last but not least, we present the fine art of Mongolian horsehead fiddler Qi Burigude.
 
 
 
Concerts| Free Entry
 
May 11th – 21:00 
Universidade de Lisboa | Anfiteatro 1
 
 
Música Chinesa em Concerto
He Yi, qin, China
Jonathan Kramer, cello, USA
Xia Yuyan, pipa, China
Jiang Xiaofeng, sapateado, China
Red Chamber Ensemble, Canada
 
Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa, Antiteatro 1
Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisboa
 
 
May 12th – 18:30 
Universidade Nova de Lisboa | FCSH | Auditório
 
 
1 Silk Road Concert
Qi Burigude, matouqin, China
Gao Hong, pipa, Minnesota, USA
Yair Dalal, Alaúde árabe, Israel
Johannes Möller, guitarra, Suécia
 
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Avenida Berna 26 C, 1069-061 Lisboa 
 
 
 
Organized by
 
 
 
Coordination 
 
Frank Kouwenhoven, CHIME - European Foundation for Chinese Music Research
François Picard, Université Paris-Sorbonne
Helen Rees, University of California, Los Angeles
Shao Xiao Ling, Universidade de Aveiro
Enio de Souza, Universidade Nova de Lisboa