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for piano and two Chinese opera gongs Pianogongs was inspired by the sonorities of the percussion section of the Beijing opera. The work is for one performer and features a combination of piano (functioning like a percussion instrument) and 2 gongs which are laid on the soft top of an extra piano bench to the left of the performer. The structure of the piece is formed by alternation of three different musical ideas: a fast repetitive rhythm, a series of chords based on the major triad and perfect fourth, and an energetic staccato motif.
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  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 75g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193870096
  • 9780193870093

About Long Zhou

Zhou Long is internationally recognized for creating a unique body of music that brings together the aesthetic concepts and musical elements of East and West. Deeply grounded in the entire spectrum of his Chinese heritage, including folk, philosophical, and spiritual ideals, he is a pioneer in transferring the idiomatic sounds and techniques of ancient Chinese musical traditions to modern Western instruments and ensembles. Born in Beijing but a United States citizen
since 1999, Zhou Long is married to the composer-violinist Chen Yi.
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