• http://www.chineseculture.net/guqin/newsletters/09nagaevents/bjtosfreportweb.htm The world premiere of “From Beijing to San Francisco” – a newly commissioned multi-disciplinary work for the guqin developed by Wang Fei, the Founder and Director of NAGA – was performed to great critical acclaim in the Performing Diaspora Festival at CounterPULSE in San Francisco on four consecutive nights from November 19 to 22, […]

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  • Wang Fei is a Performing Diaspora Resident Artist at CountePULSE. See her at weekend 3 of Performing Diaspora, November 19-22. Buy tickets now! From Beijing to San Francisco: production process It has been four months since I got really into this new work at my residency. It is so cool, the more I work on […]

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  • My project “From Beijing to San Francisco” at CP  is a newly commissioned musical piece, bringing the guqin, a Chinese scholarly art, into an innovative, multidisciplinary stage performance, and introducing the ancient, living tradition of the guqin into modern life. It uses a guqin player’s own story to illustrate the fate of the guqin, an ancient […]

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  •  What is guqin? The guqin, a seven-stringed zither, is China’s oldest stringed instrument with a documented history of about 3,000 years. It became part of a tradition cultivated by Chinese scholars and literati and has been associated with philosophers, sages, and emperors since the time of Confucius. Perhaps because of this illustrious history, following the […]

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