Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Chang’an Again

4 Comments

Considering the relative success of my previous post about the music of of ancient China and Guqin, here’s another sample of these guy’s art.
I hope you’ll like it.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

4 thoughts on “Chang’an Again

  1. I really admire their sense for choreography, some of the chords reminded me of Celtic music — conjecturing about the geography too, with China and Celtic culture at opposite sides of Eurasia. This one reminded me of Loreena McKennitt’s “Mummers’ Dance.”

    Like

    • I love McKennitt!
      And a lot of traditional music uses pentatonic scales, and so yes, Chinese music sounds a lot like Celtic music.
      You can improvise a little Sino-Celt jazz music by playing only the black keys on your piano.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Celtic mythology, as you know better than I, is rooted in magical mysteries — so much has not survived the ages — that are reimagined in works of fantasy.
        I had not known about that black-key improviso, something I will try out. 🙂

        Like

        • I was once a very bad keyboard player, for about fifteen minutes in a band called False Intelligence. Playing on the black keys was more or less all I could do 😀

          Like

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.