The Gazette
March 26, 2002

Gazette interviwed Liu Fang

The sound of silence

Spaces between the notes matter to virtuoso Liu Fang

The Gazette

Llu Fang doesn't always talk about the many notes she plays on her plpa, a lute-like Instrument that dates back 2,000 years. There's also the silence in her music to consider.

In every genre, a master knows not only when to play, but when not to play. In Jazz, Miles Davis had it down cold. In rock, Eric Clapton understands when to lean back and let a note continue speaking.

Liu, a virtuoso who gives a solo performance at Centre Pierre Peladeau tomorrow night, compared the spaces between the notes to a Chinese painting... (more ...)

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