An EP Introducing Chinese Music Elements: Hong Kong
This project aims at creating music based on the theme of Hong Kong. The author will use four Chinese music elements: instruments, performance techniques, emotional expressions, and flexibility of Chinese music instruments adapting to different music genres to create an EP that intends to talk about the history of Hong Kong, emotional changes, freedom, and hope. Four elements will all appear in each song. Four songs will be presented in the EP based on the four points of Hong Kong. By taking the advantages of technology in recording and social media platforms, Chinese music can be heard widely in the world. The EP will be focusing on using GuZheng to present by using audio visual materials, remixes, improvisation, and collaboration. The purpose of this EP is twofold: to break the stereotypes of Chinese music and to allow more people to know about the beauty of Chinese music.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Chinese music; Chinese music elements; EP; electronic music; Hong Kong; protest; GuZheng
Project Components: reflection paper (.pdf), presentation (.pdf), EP (ZIP file containing 4 .wav files), music videos (ZIP file containing 2 .mp4 files).
Man Shek, Hoi. “An EP Introducing Chinese Music Elements: Hong Kong.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2020. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-production-technology/201.