An Introduction to the Guqin, its Culture and Music

An Introduction to the Guqin, its Culture and Music

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/07/2015
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Location
PSU Recreation Center Auditorium, Room 001
1800 SW 6th Ave. --Portland

The Portland State University Institute for Asian Studies is pleased to partner with the First Saturday PDX: East Asia Program Committee to host

First Saturday PDX: an East Asian Program Series

A monthly program featuring lectures and presentations on art, architecture, gardens and historical culture of China and East Asia, highlighting connections with the Pacific NW.

Held the first Saturday of every month, 9:30-11:00 AM at Portland State University.

Lectures are free and open to public.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 9:30-11:00am

Location: PSU Recreation Center Auditorium, Room 001
Academic & Student Recreation Center (ASRC)
1800 SW 6th Ave, Portland

“An Introduction to the Guqin, its Culture and Music”
Dr. Jim Binkley,
Retired Professor
Portland State University

The Guqin is a fretless 7 string zither that was beloved of the old scholar class in traditional China. Traditional scholars depicted themselves playing it in nature and the qin can be seen in many paintings and is mentioned in poetry. The music has many subtle features including left hand glissandi and tone color variations. Professor Binkley will provide a short overview of the guqin, will play some music (some songs may be as old as the Song dynasty) and will show some paintings that include the guqin.

For more info, contact:

The PSU Institute for Asian Studies
[email protected]
503-725-8576

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