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  • Date: Sunday, 14 September 2014, 2pm
  • Venue: Campbelltown Arts Centre — Cnr Camden Rd and Appin Rd, Campbelltown, NSW
  • Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Concession, $5 Friends of C-A-C — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Mujing is a collaborative work performed and conceived by Simon Barker, Bae il Dong, Phil Slater, Riley Lee, Matt McMahon, and Carl Dewhurst.

The work is a response to the term “Mujing” and its use in Chinese Penjing arts practice (Chinese bonsai) where two trees grow in close proximity and eventually merge into, what appears to be, a single tree.

The idea for the piece emerged in response to a tree nurtured by Sydney Penjing situ Philippe Tot which is a wonderful looking pair of trees. I felt that the idea of Mujing would be a lovely metaphor for the creation of a series of chant cycles performed by two musicians at a time.

During the 60-minute performance, conceived as a response to music associated with chant traditions found throughout Asia, the artists will perform in a variety of duo/trio combinations and as a full ensemble in order to create a series of chant cycles that link each musical episode and grouping of musicians.

Mujing features Phil Slater, Matt McMahon and Carl Dewhurst, Riley Lee, and vocalist Bae il Dong.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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