Jianan Yan

Postgraduate student of the Moscow State P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Conductor of the Tianjin Opera Orchestra, Conductor of the Tianjin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Tianjin University of Beiyang Youth Symphony Orchestra

E-mail: yjn.cn@163.com


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.