An event with music, poetry and art
6 February 2011, St. Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow, UK
Presented by the Intercultural Music and Arts Project (iMAP) funded by Creative Scotland, the programme consisted of a unique combination of Chinese and Russian music performed by the iMAP Duo and Russkaya Cappella, and poetry and art intervention by Lin Li.
The art intervention highlighted an underlying theme of the event – the transience of life and catching moments in time. A painting in acrylic (120cm x 150cm) which Lin had created beforehand depicting the main elements of the event was shown on stage in the second half of the concert. White paint was dripped over this painting when the Duo played a musical piece entitled ‘Nocturnal Rain’. At the end of the concert when all the musicians were involved in the performance of a song about farewell, more layers of white paint were applied over the canvas leaving only faint traces of the original images visible.
During the concert, Lin also recited some of her own poems.