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Gong Xi Fa Cai: Chime Orchestra’s Modern Interpretation Becomes a Viral Hit

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Gong Xi Fa Cai: Chime Orchestra’s Modern Interpretation Becomes a Viral Hit

The chime version of “Gong Xi Fa Cai” is a hit! Netizen: Andy Lau wants to go to work after hearing this

Jimu News reporter Rong Yu

“It is recommended that all supermarkets carry this version during the Spring Festival this year!”

“Okay, okay, so I can be considered half of the Zhongmingdingshi family!”

“Andy Lau wanted to go to work early after hearing this.”

On the evening of January 28, many netizens enthusiastically posted in the comment area of a popular short video to praise the creative voice in the video. In this video, which is 1 minute and 14 seconds long, several performers from the Hubei Provincial Museum Chimes Orchestra used replica chimes to perform a new interpretation of Andy Lau’s must-sing song “Gong Xi Fa Cai” for the Spring Festival, making the sound of gold and stone more than 2,400 years ago It has a clever connection with modern life.

The replica chimes play “Gong Xi Fa Cai” (Picture source: Video screenshot)

It is reported that this short video, which was on the hot search list on a certain platform as soon as it went online, was jointly produced by CCTV and the Hubei Provincial Museum Chime Orchestra, and was broadcast through CCTV’s “Ancient Rhythm and New Style” program. Luo Le, deputy director of the Hubei Provincial Museum Chimes Orchestra, revealed in an interview with Jimu News reporters on January 29 that this video was filmed and recorded last week. The creators did not expect that the video would become a hit as soon as it was released.

Luo Le said frankly in the interview that he and his team were very concerned about the effectiveness of the adaptation of “Gong Xi Fa Cai” when creating, “Because the chime’s own playing method and sound characteristics are more suitable for playing slower, medium-to-slow music, and The song “Gong Xi Fa Cai” is very warm, joyful and fast, so it is not very consistent with the musical characteristics of the chimes.”

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In order to make the instruments and the music more suitable, the players of the chime orchestra practiced repeatedly in a short creative time and made appropriate changes to the music. In the end, five players jointly completed this piece, which made many netizens “go to their heads as soon as they heard it” “s work.

It is reported that this video has tens of millions of views across the Internet, and the number of likes on a single platform has exceeded 100,000.

The reporter saw in the barrage and message areas of multiple platforms that many netizens praised the ingenious “mixing” of ancient chimes and pop music. They believed that this cross-style cooperation was an active attempt to “revitalize” cultural relics, using cultural relic elements. It creates a cultural atmosphere of the Lunar New Year, “Take more photos in the future, we love to see them.”

The Chime Bell of Marquis Yi of Zeng is one of the “treasures” of the Hubei Provincial Museum (photographed by Jimu News reporter Xiao Hao)

Luo Le told reporters that the love of netizens gave the team great confidence, allowing them to dare to continue trying and challenging. At the same time, after reading a large number of netizens’ messages, he and the team also made a timely summary, “We saw that some netizens raised , there are several accompaniment background sounds in the video that seem a bit noisy. Indeed, our creation and rehearsal time this time was very tight, and with the external recording of the sound, there are still some shortcomings overall. If we play this kind of faster music again in the future When the time comes, we will work hard to adjust and improve.”

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Among the many comments from netizens, one “very cultural” message “Is this in line with Zhou etiquette?” attracted many netizens to comment on the post. Luo Le introduced that Zeng Houyi’s chime bell was a large-scale ritual instrument in the early Warring States Period. According to the music system at that time, the music it played could only be appreciated by nobles. When a netizen asked if it was in accordance with Zhou etiquette, many netizens immediately replied to him: It is in accordance with Zhou etiquette! Everyone joked that playing the well-known “Gong Xi Fa Cai” to everyone through chimes would be like distant aristocratic music flying into ordinary people’s homes.

Luo Le told reporters that on February 10, the first day of the Lunar New Year, the Hubei Provincial Museum Chimes Orchestra will be open to perform for tourists as usual, and there will be many cheerful and festive works in the repertoire. Music lovers who are not yet satisfied with the Chime Bell version of “Gong Xi Fa Cai” should remember to reserve a place at the Provincial Museum in advance.

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