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Shi, Ziwei: Wind•Horse for Violin, Piano and inside piano (Playing by one performer) 



Basic information

  • Title: 
    Wind•Horse for Violin, Piano and inside piano (Playing by one performer)
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  • First performance (venue): 
    Recital Hall of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
  • First performance (performers): 
    Nomad Ensemble


  • Program notes: 

    Wind•Horse(for Violin,Piano and insidepiano(Playing by one performer)
    A “Wind horse Flags” is a cultural costume inhereted from Katao dynasty in Tibet. A “Wind horse” is actully a bundle of coloful flags writtening different sutra mantras -- like “om mani padmi hum” or the others on them. Those flags are urually hung on a wooden stick, and palced on the top of stone heap or the roof of a temple. There is urually a horse on the flags, implying that the wind blows the mantras to elsewhere, just like horses carring things.That’s why the flags are called “wind horse flags”. The exact meaning of “wind horse” is that the wind is the way to spread the sutra mantras, and it is just like the invisible horses to carry the scriptures.
    The “Wind horse flags” is tracable to the original sacrifice culture, mainly concerned with animal spirit worship. At the very beginning, the “wind horses” are directly made from wool hanging on branches. Even nowadays, people still can see skulls of sheeps and cows on top of Marnyi stones. The worship ceremony of “Wind horse flags” is related to the symbolic meaning of their images. A horse is on the center of a flag, surrounded by four animals on the corners: lion, tiger, eagle and dragen. The image contains a good wish that the five animals control everything in the world well. The horse is to symbolize a high speed, tiger is to symbolize wood or wind, lion is to symbolize the land, dragen is to symbolize water, and the wind is everywhere, meaning the sky. The whole picture is to wish that things can become better very quickly: bad things becomes good and, opposition becames harmony, misfortune becomes fortune. A “Wind horse Flags” implys the origin of the life, it’s both perceptual and rational. It’s one of the good supporter of human good wishes.
    There is a beautiful story about “Wind horse Flags” . Once upon the time the buddha Shakyamuni was sitting under the banya with a buddhist bible in his hand, the wind took his book away and teared it into small pieces. The fragments flyed and been taken by people in different area. Anyone who get a piece of the bible have gain blessing from buddha. To show their thankfulness to the budda, people made triangle flags in different color, drew images of the buddha, wrote sutra mantras on them.
    In this music piece, composer focuses on the beauty of ethereal sound and form. He also sincerely pray that the music brings peace and happiness to anyone who listens to it, just like what the “wind horses” do.




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