翻译山 FānYìShān, Translating Mountains.
Escape the bright city lights and come with us to the mountains of Yunnan. The white walls of Conduit Arts will be transformed into the mountains and memories of the Naxi people of Lashihai.
This new cross-media graphic score by Miranda Hill in collaboration with visual artists Frog Wing and MuYunBai, explores the melodies of family and natural histories; taking an ancient language and reinterpreting it through new musical expression.
FānYìShān translates the spoken languages of Lijiang into a musical language. It takes the natural melody of tonal languages and joyous inflection of storytelling, and sets them against the imposing mountainous horizon.
This work explores the intricacy of meaning, of what’s gained and lost in the act of translation, of languages not taught in schools and a culture fighting assimilation. It tells a story of lived history, of a changing landscape, and a grandparent’s love.
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