About a performance on Lei Liangs Garden8 part di (earth)
Water and rocks are important elements of a Chinese Garden. That is why I included he rainmaker stick and the little stones (pebbles) in the sounds of the Chinese Garden. http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/elements-chinese-garden
The small bell represents the surroundings of the garden, the borrowing scenery . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_garden#.22Borrowing_scenery.22.2C_time_and_seasons The windows of the village hall in Rassaay open a view on the sea, and mountains, the weather and the outside world.
The pieces of Garden8 are named after important elements (tian, heaven; di, earth; dong, East; Nan, South; xi, West bei, North.) Meaning the garden is the all.
In the program notes for Garden8 Lei Liang writes “Carefully choreographed movements should enhance the kinesthetic / acoustic / visual connection between the seemingly isolated sonic events.
Participants move the attributes and produce sounds making an acoustic and visual kinesthetic connection between the sonic events of the bass clarinet.