Chinese ‘New Wave’ and the work of Xu Changjun


The article considers the features of the New wave movement in China (from 1980s up to the present day) and their embodiment in the works of the famous composer Xu Changjun. On the example of his play "Silence" in which the Taoist and Buddhist understanding of philosophical categories of "silence" and "emptiness" find their reflection, the principles of a combination of elements of ancient Chinese music and modern techniques of composition are shown.



Modern Chinese music, "A New Wave", Xu Changjun, Ancient Chinese music, modern techniques of composition, music and philosophy.