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dc.contributor.authorGong, Hong-Yu
dc.description.abstractFor around thirty years, from the early 1980s to the present day, Jack Body has been the single most powerful force in the introduction of China's multi-faceted musical culture to New Zealand. As far as I can now reconstruct the sequence, Jack came to 'discover' Chinese music through Chinese composers; he came to Chinese composers through a preoccupation with sounds. Jack's acquaintance with Chinese music started in the early 1980s, if not earlier, when, as a co-organiser of the Asia Pacific Festival and Composers' Conference, he invited Chinese composers from Taiwan (Hsu Tsang­ Houei), the United States of America (Chou Wenchung) and the People's Republic of China (Qu Wei and Ye Xiaogang) to Wellington. A most original composer, Jack'sapproach to Chinese music is intuitive rather than cerebral. He looked at China from three different perspectives: first, his fascination with Asian traditional music and the contemporary compositional scene, which led him to conduct extended fieldwork in China's south and north-west and to have frequent contact with Chinese composers of different generations and diaspora; second, his interest in ethnomusicology, which enabled him to accumulate the data that would engender creative outputs; and third, his love of documenting, which would add an archival dimension to his efforts.en_NZ
dc.publisherSteele Roberts Aotearoaen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectBody, Jack (1944-2015)en_NZ
dc.subjectChinese music in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectAsian music in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleMore than a bridge builderen_NZ
dc.rights.holderSteele Roberts Aotearoaen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden190406 Music Compositionen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationGong, H. (2015). More than a bridge builder. In Shennan, J., Whitehead, G., and Askew.S. (Eds.). Jack! Celebrating Jack Body, Composer., (pp.35-40). Wellington: Steele Roberts Aotearoa. ISBN 9781927242735en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleJack! : celebrating Jack Body, composeren_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaPerforming and Screen Arts

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