Bì nàn suô (Sanctuary) (2017)

Instrumentation
Dizi, Erhu, Pipa, Zheng, Percussion

Duration
10

Commission
Commissioned by Music from China

Notes

Bì nàn suô (Sanctuary) acknowledges the generosity and warmth shown by the residents of Shanghai towards the German Jewish refugees that settled there in the 1940s. This piece is also an homage to the Miles Davis composition of the same name that similarly alternates violent and tender passages in unexpected ways. Sanctuary is dedicated to all those who provide shelter and security to displaced, and at-risk populations.

Availability
Plurabelle Music Publishing

World Premiere
November 4, 2017, Symphony Space, New York City