Dizi, Erhu, Pipa, Zheng, Percussion
Commissioned by Music from China
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.
Plurabelle Music Publishing
November 4, 2017, Music from China, Symphony Space, New York City