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Theme of the Work -
When carefully analyzing “Water Sky Chant,” you can find that the melody adopts materials from a kind of Taiwanese Opera, “Luan-Tan.” “Luan-Tan” is a type of avocational Taiwanse opera. Songs I wrote at the time that contained matierlas from Taiwanese opera include “Answer” and “Tattoos By Begonia.” Besides, in “Egret” I also added in materials from Taiwanese opera’s “Luan-Tan.”  Although melodies of these songs obtained materials from Taiwanese opera, because of different musical form and tonality, these songs express different musical feeling.
Summary / Story -
To tell the truth, I created works by using characteristics of local opera because of the unobtrusive and imperceptible changes and influences in my childhood. When I was in elementary school, I lived in Nantou. There were not many entertainments after school, so I always watched the Taiwanese opera in the neighborhood. At the time, Taiwanese opera’s crying theme impressed me very much. In a later time, I moved northwards with my family; I had even more chances to watch outdoor Taiwanese opera. I think that is one important factor of my integration of local opera’s hues into my creations as the consequence when I started to compose music after I grew up.
1.Water Sky Chant – Chi, Yu.

2.Water Sky Chant – Lin, Wen-Chun, and Hsu, Chien-Chun.

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