Wild Cursive, for 13 percussionists
Conductor: Tim Duncan Cho
The water in this piece is the symbol of ink and breath, both concrete and abstract.
The pebbles symbolize the deep and mineral nature of pigments.
The black scarves stand for the power and beautiful line of ink.
The employment of unique techniques on bamboo, stones, tam tam,
and gong embodies the alternating repose and
urgent rush of breath energy in the calligraphy.
It is also the response to the well-known saying that
the “sound” of wild cursive is the sound of gold and hardness stone.
Finally, the drum setting represents the complete, indivisible power of wild cursive.
Music shows the collision of
the East and West
There is no boundary in music