7 - 9 OCTOBER 2016

The Silk Road : Saturday

Sat 3:30 PM

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  • Artists

  • Mindy Meng Wang


  • David Shea

    Voice, bowls, electronics


    Saturday 14th October,
    3:30 PM


    35 minutes


    $25 / $20 (conc.)


    Seacombe House

“a deeply personal encounter with cultural history” – Chris Reid, Realtime 131

Be entranced by two arresting performers as they render the rich cultural and spiritual history of the Silk Road and MoGau caves.

Mindy Meng Wang grew up in the Gansu province of China between Tibet and Mongolia – at the end of the ancient trading routes that connected China to the Middle East and into Greek and Roman civilisations. On three occasions over the weekend, in the intimate surrounds of Seacombe House, you will be able to observe at close quarters her performance on the guzheng – a 2500 year-old Chinese zither. In this collaboration with composer David Shea, they combine to immerse you within a ritualized tribute to the lasting influence of the Silk Road on the modern world.

Shea Rituals of the Trading Routes: The Silk Roads and the Mogau Caves

If you are interested in this performance but would prefer an alternative time, Silk Road also takes place at 4pm Friday and 10am Sunday.