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Global Speaker Series: Pei Yuen - Traditional Toward Contemporary: From Guqin to China-Style Pop Music Phenomenon
Guqin, is the oldest authentic Chinese musical instrument. Pei’s talk will introduce students to the unique and subtle sounds of the Guqin that have influenced all aspects of China culture. We will trace the use of the Guqin from the story of Confucious learning the instrument to 1977 when Nasa used its sounds as a gift to the galaxy in the Voyager spacecraft mission. Pei will explore how music is an amazing medium for understanding China - from traditional to contemporary life and values.

Feb 15, 2022 05:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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