WUSHU DUEL 

YEAR

2013

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Erhu & Violin

 

DURATION

6 minutes

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

April 12, 2013

Xiao Dong Wei (Erhu)

Jim Vanvalkenburg (Viola)

Max Fischer Hall 

Detroit, MI, USA

 

 

 

PROGRAM NOTE

Wushu Duel is homage to the composers love of Kung Fu cinema and the many films of Bruce Lee. The work is like a competition, a grand battle with two masters, one of the Eastern instrument and the other of the Western. The two imitate each instruments greatests strengths and a cheoropgrahpy is developed that lead from a duel into a more harmonious duo.

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

July 30 , 2013: Xiaodong Wei (Erhu) and Hang Su (Viola), Detroit, MI,USA

           

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