Saturday, June 28, 2008

Synthesized 'Xian Qin' @ Covent Garden

This is the first time I've heard Xian Qin, a Chinese string instrument, being presented in a synthesized form.

The gentleman was performing to a crowd of delighted (though not as generous) tourists at Covent Garden on a fine Saturday afternoon.

Like most artists, he struggled to vie for passerby's attention who seemed to be more excited about getting souvenir for folks back home. But I must really say that he was doing quite a great job at that. The amplified tragic tune that he played got him a small crowd, which is more than what I can say for some of his counterparts littered around the area.


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4 comments:

kyh said...

nvr heard of that either... so, did u gv him a penny or two? :P

C K said...

@kyh,
Just 20 pence. That's all I have in my pocket at the moment. :)

Yang said...

I seen that guy when I was in Convent garden as well. He was play "yue liang dai biao wo de xin". Really enjoy that piece.

C K said...

@yang,
There're some familiar pieces played when I was there. But alas, he didn't play 'yue liang' piece. Sigh...