易佳林 Yi Jialin
2015.10.16 20:00 – 21:00
华侨城创意文化园北区B10现场 B10 Live, North District of OCT-LOFT
易佳林 Yi Jialin – 尺八 Shakuhachi
2014年2月， 他的尺八作品再次被国家一级博物馆“三峡博物馆”收藏，并在“三峡大讲堂”举办讲座，与文博系统工作者分享多年研究尺八的心得。2014年5月、6月，参加英国驻重庆领事馆主持的文化交流项目，与来自北爱尔兰的驻留艺术家Sid Peacock先生进行艺术交流，将中国传统古乐器和传统古曲推介给英国友人。
Yi Jialin, whose courtesy name is Jiaweng (佳翁), is a Shakuhachi researcher, studying craftsmanship, performing skills and cultures of Shakuhachi as well as Chinese traditional tunes for years. Yi played Dizi and Xiao from an early age. Since he accidentally heard the songs of Shakuhachi in 2005, he has devoted himself into studying it.
So far in 2008, Yi has been invited to more than a dozen of cities, including Chongqing, Beijing and Shenzhen, to hold lectures and concerts and show the charm of Shakuhachi by sharing his research results. In 2012, he held a Shakuhachi concert in Shenzhen Poly Theatre. Since 2013, he has joined numerous art exchange activities with artists from China, Britain, France, Canada and Japan.
In February, 2014, his Shakuhachi works were collected by China Three Gorges Museum (三峡博物馆) in Chongqing, one of the national first-class museums. Yi also held a lecture there sharing his study experiences and results with the workers of Relics and Museology system. Last year, Yi participated in the cultural exchange project held by the British Consulate-General Chongqing, and communicated with artist Sid Peacock from Northern Ireland, taking this opportunity to promote Chinese traditional instruments and tunes to British people.
Shakuhachi is an ancient musical instrument which has been long-lost in China for nearly 800 years. It is a kind of vertical end-blown flute made of bamboo, with rich tone-colors and strong expressiveness. Some say that the sound of Shakuhachi is grand and vigorous, much reflecting to the splendor of Han and Tang Dynasty, while others think it’s mysterious and desolated, placating the souls with inner peace.
From Neolithic times to the Southern Song Dynasty, from the bone flute used for hunting and fete ceremonies to the Dizi in Han Dynasty and then to Tang Shakuhachi, thousand years of painful evolution has eventually resulted in the birth of this unparalleled charming instrument, through the continuous improvement of its material, craft, usage and capability. That is why its extinction in the place of its origin was so regretful.
Fortunately, during the Sui and Tang Dynasty, Japan has sent ambassadors to China to learn about Chinese culture, so that the manufacturing and performing skills of Shakuhachi were passed down to Japan, where it was well preserved and developed. In November, 1999, to trace the ancestral root of Shakuhachi, Japanese relevant group visited the Huguo Renwang Temple (护国仁王禅寺) in Hangzhou. At that point, Shakuhachi is formally returned to its motherland, offering the opportunity for Chinese people today to enjoy this ancient sound once again.