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Gao Ping: Prayer Songs - Fo...Embedded video
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I imagine these short pieces as a variety of chants, or prayers, which are shared by the four reciters who take turns in the chanting. They follow and comment on each other and, sometimes, they join into a larger stream, and then separate again, slide into smaller active units. All the time, though, they are bound by the same focus and direction, trying to stay together, moving towards a peaceful and harmonious union.
-- Gao Ping --
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