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Ming Principle

Ming Principle

Crossover between different musical styles, sounds and worlds of ideas seems commonplace nowadays. Nevertheless the connection between traditional Chinese and improvised "Jazz" -music still seems to be searching for new meeting places. The Ming Principle pretends to be one. This project aims to investigate possibilities of linking these two totally different musical traditions. Traditional melodies and new compositions are combined with improvisational ideas evolving from both traditions by a great cast of players.

Press reviews

Synergy in the purest sense of the word (Utrechts Nieuwsblad jan. 2005)

The playing pleasure is palpable (The Wire, may 2005)

A unique achievement where music is created rising beyond its origins (Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, march 2005)

Musicians

Gülendem Abbas: voice

Tang Bei: sheng

Fang Weiling: erhu

Xia Hua: pipa

Paul Weiling: alto/sopranosaxophone

Tjitze Vogel: double bass

Ignas te Wiel: percussion


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