Jinan Dance Project

I am currently composing a 60 minute score for the Jinan Dance Project, a new choreography which will be touring throughout China. I began my journey with a fun trip to Ray Man’s in Chalk Farm to try out some instruments. I bought a yueqin, de-fu-lo (both related to mandolins), di-zi (small flute), temple blocks and bells.

Weird and wonderful instruments at Ray Man. Very tempting but you can’t afford everything!
The large red drums at the back are traditional Chinese tanggu drums
What do I do with these?!