和 家 的 故 事 Hé Jiā de Gùshì. Hé family stories.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACome with us to Lāshìhǎi valley, nestled amongst the majestic mountains of Yúnnán. Grab a drink and cosy up to hear stories told through new music of the wonderful Hés, a 3-generation Naxi Chinese family who welcomed Naima and Miranda to their table, home, and community.

This show features 2 major pieces: FānYìShān by Miranda Hill, in collaboration with Frog Wing and MuYunBai, and First Impressions Family Portraits by Naima Fine.

On tour! 3 performances across the east coast.

Brisbane: as part of the “Anywhere Festival”. Sat 8th. 7 and 9 pm.                                  Reverse Garbage Queensland.
Featuring: Jodie Rottle, Katherine Philp, Elizabeth John.
Lismore: Sunday 9th, 3:30pm. Silvercloud Studios.                                                             Featuring: Hugh Jones, Yohai Cohen.

Sydney: Wednesday 11th, 7:30pm. Red Rattler Theatre.

FanYiShan show smallFānYìShān is a cross-media graphic score for trio exploring the melodies of family and natural histories; taking an ancient language and reinterpreting it by translating spoken word into a musical language. This work explores the intricacy of meaning, 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.

Created in collaboration with visual artists [Dava] Frog Wing, and Mu YunBai.

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First Impressions Family Portraits is a series of “aural portraits” for solo double bass. Naima’s portraits describe each of the 6 remarkable Hé family members, including the habitual slender folding Hé Ye Ye; the self-contained and straight-forward Hé Xue Mei; and the mischevious and fast-moving Hé Ji Yu.

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HeJiYu, climbing mountains.

Created while in residency at Lijiang Studio, Yunnan, China, as part of the collaborative duo Fine Fine Small Mountain.

 

Fine Fine Small Mountain is a collaboration between musicians/composers Naima Fine and Miranda Hill. Their work focuses on social connections, environmental issues, ecology, and creatively illuminating the lives and work of women and minorities.

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Photo by Kira Simon-Kennedy