He Xuntian

Chinese musician

He Xuntian (Chinese: 何训田, born in 1952 ) , Distinguished composer, Creator of a new musical language, professor at Shanghai Conservatory of Music. [1][2]

He Xuntian in 2006

QuotesEdit

Sunyata DanceEdit

  • Udumbara don’t smell like papaver.
Source language: 优昙波罗不芬芳米囊的芬芳。
  • Non-Western, non-Eastern, non-academic, non-folk, and non-non.
Source language: 非西方、非东方、非学院、非民间,非非。 [3]
Sunyata Dance, Edition Schott, 2013. [4]

BelieverEdit

  • On the day / While closing my eyes in the mist of the sacred temple / I suddenly heard / The true world of your prayer
Source language: 那一天/闭目在经殿香雾中/蓦然听见/你颂经中的真言
In that month / I turned around all the prayer wheels / Not for the purpose of purification / But for caressing your finger tips
那一月/我拨动所有的转经筒/不为超度/只为触摸你的指尖
In that year / I knocked my head for a long time on the mountain path / Not for the purpose of pilgrimage / But for pressing near the warmth of your body
那一年/磕长头匍匐在山路/不为觐见/只为贴着你的温暖
During that life / I turned around mountains, rivers, and Buddhist towers / Not for seeking after a better future life / But for meeting you on the way
那一世 /转山转水转佛塔啊 /不为修来生/只为途中与你相见 [5]
Voices From the Sky III, Warner Music, 1997.

Passing By the Earth (1999)Edit

  • Every single living human being who encountered the first ray of light of this new century will pass away this century
Source language: ( 遭遇新世纪第一缕阳光的全人类所有活着的人都将会在本世纪死去 )
  • If I should make it to
the final destination still clear-minded
Source language: 如果我走完最后的终点仍然很清醒

could you even guess that
my intangible hand would still be strumming your lost lute?
你是否猜得出我那无形的手仍然在拨弄你那只消失的琴

if I should push open that
sunlight-uncontaminated yet-to-be constructed city gate and
still can find no place to rest
如果我推开那座没有被阳光污染还没有被建成的城市之门仍然找不到休息地

do you think that
your departed face could ever find my unborn pair of eyes?
你那逝去的脸是否寻得着我那双未出生的眼睛 [5]
Scent Dance III, Edition Schott, 2013.

Di Wei Shin Kan, New Wei Shin Kan (Paradise Inferno)Edit

But why they turn back seeing it
Source language: 人人都想往天堂 / 为什么人们一见就回头

We all fear the Hell
But why they all linger there long
Source language: 人人都害怕地狱 / 为什么人们一去永不愿归 [5]
Sister Drum IV, Warner Music, 1995.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "He Xuntian". Musical Works. 2013-08-08. 
  2. "He Xuntian, Cover of People’s Music". People’s Music. 2001-06-12. 
  3. "The Music Is Etched on the Memory of All Generation". People’s Daily. 2015-02-10. 
  4. "Sunyata Dance". schott-music. July 2014. 
  5. a b c "Analysis of He Xuntian". Dissertation of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. January 2011. 

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