In a Chinese legend, the Phoenix, “King of the Birds”, always perches on the Paulownia tree. Chinese ancestors used paulownia wood to make the “gǔzhēng”, a plucked string musical instrument, generally translated as Chinese zither.
This presentation set up in collaboration with the artist collective, Belong, will begin with an introduction about the history and development of gǔzhēng, the playing position and basic techniques, « the four sound zones », some concert listening tips and much more.
Next, you will have the chance to enjoy some traditional and modern gǔzhēng repertoire, in solo and in an ensemble with other instruments.
BELONG is a collective of artists aiming at providing a sense of belonging to the multicultural communities of Luxembourg and the region by embracing their cultural heritage. BELONG invites international artists to Luxembourg to introduce various forms of exotic arts, and engages local artists in workshops where they exchange music and dancing from their countries and cultures towards a world-music performance.