(IC2017 – China)
Geli Li was born in 1992 in the city of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. Having attended the first composition lesson at the age of twelve, she was enrolled, with excellent marks later in 2009, into the Composition Department of the Central Conservatory of Music where her professor was Hao Weiya. In 2014 , she was recommended to the postgraduate study of the department of composition of the China Central Conservatory of Music in August, under the education by Qin Wenchen.
Geli Li has been composing different kinds of music, including solo, chamber music, art song, film music, orchestra, etc. Moreover, she has accomplished great achievements in competitions seven times, which consist of second prize of the youth artist category in United States Golden Key Music Festival 2012, as well as first prize in the 10th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition 2014. The pieces of work of Geli Li have been on the debut shows during 30th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, Beijing international composition workshop, as well as in many concert halls. Geli Li was study in Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Hamburg as an exchange student with Elmar Lampson being her professor.
This is the first piece of music that I composed in Hamburg.
Throughout the piece, the tone element derives from Mei Hua San Nong, an old Chinese song.
Although the song is relatively ancient, I wish to, however, create something new in this piece and search for some different sounds.
In addition, what I pondered in my mind while I was composing it, was a better way to explain the relation of the duet between two violins.
But as soon as I completed my work, it dawned on me that these two musical instruments are actually able to, somehow, communicate with each other as if they were human-beings, perhaps together with some body languages.
Sometimes, they are melancholic, whereas sometimes they are passionate and happy.
Even though, no matter how integrated their conversation sounds to be, they are, on earth, two individuals.