Percussive Theatre Drifting  

The work Drifting, performed by six percussionists, demonstrates the relation between the individual and the group. The six voices (percussionists) represent six islands, drifting back and forth in the ocean. It also adds body language, whisper and recitation, representing mature thinking and interaction among individuals The trio interpreted by body language, the duo by vibraphone and marimba, another quintet by drums, these complex combinations of ensemble create all kinds of rich form of sonority, and subtlety changing color of each interpreter.

This work is supported by the instrumental music department and percussion music department of shanghai conservatory of music.


 Tsai Wenchi

Born in Taipei, Tsai Wenchi began her study of composition with Chiang Chia-chen. She then enrolled into the ÉcoleNormale de Musique de Paris in the class of the renowned Japanese composer, Yoshihisa Taira. In June 2006, she obtained her superior diploma of composition with the 1st prize. Upon graduation.she actively created and published works in both France and Taiwan, and Wen-chi was invited by the great saxophonist Nicolas Prost to compose Le fougémissant for the saxophone baritone. Her other works include Plongeurand Relation, the percussion duet Ombre, and Pluie du soirfor marimba and flute. Her works were performed at various music festivals in Paris, Lyon, and Avignon, and also on tour in Taipei, Hsinchu and Taoyuan . Tsai Wen-chi is currently a teacher of composition and music theory in the Central Conservatory of Music (Xiamen Branch) in China.