Water from Breaking Gold DaWangGang (feat. Tinderbox Ensemble)

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Sun 21st Feb, The Caves, Edinburgh

Concert: 7.30 – 10pm, £10

Masterclass: 2-4.30pm, £10

Masterclass & Concert: £15

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Dawanggang is a musical ensemble created by Song Yuzhe, an eclectic musician from  North-East China. The music reaches far and wide, from nomadic themes of Western China to broad experimental lines, folk tales and sound-scapes. The band is of flexible composition and brings together people from all variety of musical, cultural and ethnic backgrounds so as to reach beyond differences and into new musical territory.

“Brings together the past and present, in the form of Asian folklore, sound art, Chinese opera and rock”,
BBC Radio 3

One of the strangest, most oddly compelling albums of the year, **** The Guardian

German Record Critics Award for Best Album of the Year



Song Yuzhe will play two sets of Dawanggang’s music in this one-off concert at Edinburgh’s beautiful venue The Caves. He will be joined by a 10-piece ensemble from the award-winning Tinderbox Orchestra.

Doors are at 7.30pm with the first set starting at 8pm.

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Masterclass & Workshop

There will be an afternoon masterclass & workshop, in which Song Yuzhe will share ideas around his creative practice and unique approach to composition and performance.  It will involve talks, demonstrations and discussion, as well as opportunities for people to try out new techniques and form an ensemble to play some of Dawanggang’s music.

In the first half of the workshop Song Yuzhe will share and demonstrate some techniques to focus and find direction in his practice, particularly using ideas around physical movement and imagery. The second part will look more at Dawanggnag’s music and journey, exploring the unusual mix of traditional and modern influences that is so present in the music. People in the workshop will form an ensemble together and we will use some of Dawanggang’s music as a platform and starting point to try out some of the techniques discussed in the workshops, and see where it takes us!

The masterclass is open to composers, instrumentalists, songwriters, singers and other artists.  If you have an instrument, please bring this with you, though do not worry if you don’t have one as you will still be able to take part or observe if you would prefer.

Places for the masterclass & workshop are limited so please book to ensure a place.

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