Excerpt from V. Listening to the Land
Music Director Rossen Milanov, composer Zhou Tian, Min Zhang of Hangzhou Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and Executive Director Marc Uys introduce a gift of calligraphy written for Princeton Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of the US premiere of “Broken Ink.” Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ.
Composer Zhou Tian in rehearsal with Alistair MacRae, principle cello of Princeton Symphony Orchestra on “Broken Ink.” Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ. Photo: Princeton Symphony
Note: the revised score contains sections that are different from the recordings below. Each movement of the work can be independently performed.
I. Hearing the Sound of the Rain and the Bell (9:00)
II. Watching the Tidal Bore (with optional choir) (5:15)
III. The Drizzling Rain at the Plum Season (6:00)
IV. The Mighty River Runs Eastward (with optional choir) (6:00)
V. Listening to the Land (5:30)
Zhou Tian rehearsing “Broken Ink” with Basia Danilow, concertmaster of Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ.
Photo: Princeton Symphony Orchestra
© Copyright Zhou Tian / Zhou Tian Music
Broken Ink (2013)
Commissioned by Hangzhou Federation of Literary and Art Circles
Duration: 30 minutes
31 December 2013, Hangzhou Grand Theatre, Hangzhou, China.
Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra
Yang Yang, conductor
US Premiere (Revised Version):
7 May 2017, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ.
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Rossen Milanov, conductor