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‘I sing who I am...’ - 12th International CHIME Conference


Thursday 11 - Sunday 14 October 2007


School of Music, University College Dublin
Chester Beatty Library


7.00-8.00 pm

Scholars, students and lovers of Chinese and East Asian music will converge in UCD during October 2007 for the 12th International CHIME Conference. A programme of panels, round tables, video sessions, concerts and recitals will take place at the UCD School of Music and also at the Chester Beatty Library, in the grounds of Dublin Castle. It is the first conference of its kind ever to take place in Ireland, emphasising University College Dublin’s commitment to Chinese studies.

In conjunction with the Conference, a public concert will take place in Chester Beatty Library, offering a rare and fantastic variety of different voices and landscapes from China, ranging from the sounds of Mongolian grassland songs to music from the Xinjiang deserts.

For the first time ever in Ireland, the Irish public will hear three of China’s four UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity – the qin zither with a history of over 3,000 years, mukam song-and-dance music of the Uyghur people of Xinjiang, and the traditional folk Long Song, overtone singing and morin khuur (horse-head fiddle) of Mongolia. These groups will also feature at a lunchtime recital in the courtyard of the Newman Building on Friday, 12 October, 1.10-2.00 p.m.

The first day (11 October) and the concert performance on the evening of the second day (12 October) will take place in the Chester Beatty Library. Other sessions will be held in the UCD School of Music, Newman Building, room J 305. A programme schedule can be found on the conference website:

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