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Beauty in Asian Instruments: A Spirit Journey – Xiao Recital by TAM Po-Shek

Xiao music from the deep recesses of the soul

Dongxiao (or Xiao) is a very ancient Chinese instrument usually thought to have developed from a simple end-blown flute used by the Qiang people of Southwest China in ancient period.

Praised for playing "xiao music from the deep recesses of the soul", Tam Po-shek is famous for making xiao as well as playing them, he is dedicated to exploring and expanding the expressive abilities of the xiao through performance and research, and has made significant contributions in the field. He has performed in countries all over the world.


Blending traditional elements with the innovative, Tam's music emphasizes an exploration on the philosophical level, and his highly innovative musicality has won him attention and wide acclaim among fellow musicians. He has been interviewed by the media in Hong Kong, the Mainland and Japan, and has also appeared in numerous film features. Critics have written, “he is so adept in using the xiao to tell each story" and, "with one solo instrument, he is capable of evoking the deepest emotions in the hundreds and thousands listening to him."


Wild Geese Descending on the Sandbank(平沙落雁)
First Snow(初雪)
The Enchanting Autumn(醉秋)

Beauty in Asian Instruments

The sounds of traditional Asian instruments tell a unique story of ritual and spiritual beauty of acient memories. This series is a collection of performances that illustrate the tonal and visual charms of the Asian music. Welcome to this melodic world, and depart with a sensation of experiencing the essence of various cultures.

The "Beauty in Asian Instruments" 2018 Series:
Oct. 20th (SAT) 20:00  Pipa Lute - An Evening of NanGuan with WANG XinXin
Oct. 27th (SAT) 20:00  A Spirit Journey – Xiao Recital by TAM Po-Shek
Nov. 3rd   (SAT) 20:00   Sound of Silence - YUAN Jung-Ping Qin Music Concert


Beauty in Asian Instruments: A Spirit Journey – Xiao Recital by TAM Po-Shek

Mountain View Theater (3 - 4F, the Sea World Culture and Arts Center丨Design Society)

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