The Conservatorium Library welcomes you to attend the launch of Dr Catherine Ingram’s research in the exhibition Music in and from Chinese-Speaking Communities: New Research at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. You are invited to attend the launch on 23rd August at 3.30pm, which will include light refreshments, speeches and short solo performances featuring Chinese instruments.
The exhibition encompasses the cultural connections between Australia and Chinese-speaking communities and their descendants of research engagement with music in and from Chinese-speaking communities conducted by staff and students at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In particular, it will feature Chinese musical instruments and ensemble, exploring areas of learning, teaching and performance of these instruments and groups in China and Australia. Other recent projects included in the exhibit are studies of China’s incredible ‘piano craze’, the significance of music in spectacular new Buddhist rituals in Taiwan, and the critically under-documented music of the Kam (or Dong) minority people in southwest China. The exhibition runs from 14th August-13th October.