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2012.0412

Professor Chao Ching-wen’s Work Was Selected in 2012 World Music Days

 NTNU professor Chao Ching-wen from Department of Music’s work “Gongs and Drums” was selected in 2012 World Music Days. It would be published at Belgium this November. The world was curious about how she combined the traditional Chinese gongs and drums with Western performances techniques. 

The World Music Days was held annually by the 50 members from The International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) by turns. It would be on October 25th to November 4th (11 days) this year in Brussels, Leuven, Mons, Gent, Brugge, and Antwerpen. The ISCM was the biggest and most representative contemporary music association nowadays. It was established in 1992 by some famous composers in Salzburg, Austria in order to promote contemporary music creation and performances. 
Professor Chao had awarded several music awards in Taiwan and her works was selected to publish in some international music festivals. The World New Music Magazine published for over 170 years had interviewed professor Chao’s music background on the topic of “Global Ear” in 2009. She was mentioned with the Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa and the Chinese composer Tan Dun. 
The “Gongs and Drums” was completed in 2010. It was selected in the 2010 Asian Composers League Festival and highly praised by many composer leagues. “The new sound of life in traditional Chinese elements”, the world would introduce to “Gongs and Drums” in Belgium soon.