Resilience by Jiu Bian
A sound recording of an original song.
About this project: " 'Resilience' is an original composition that explores the fusion between traditional Chinese instruments (Guzheng, Yangqin, and Erhu) and modern electronic sounds. The music pays tribute to all the international students and people with temporary visas. It conveys a dark and heavy mood to portray the challenging times, but also highlights the resilience and fighting spirit of these communities. The band is called 九变 'Jiu Bian' which means 'Everchanging' in english. It is formed by four musicians from the University of Melbourne, including Kanghui Yu (Erhu), Boya Duan (Guzheng), Bingyao Liu (YangQing) and Jun Bin Lee (Composer)."
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About the artists: "The band is called 'Jiu Bian' (九变 in Chinese), which means 'Everchanging'. The band aims to promote traditional Chinese music while exploring the diversity of music expression.
It is formed by four musicians from the University of Melbourne, including Kanghui (Erhu), Boya (Guzheng), Bing Yao (Yangqin) and Jun Bin (Composer)."
We asked, our artists answered: why does creativity matter now? From Jiu Bian: "For us, we see creating original music as a channel to lend our 'voices' (through music) to the many injustices happening today, and highlight the resilience of people who are going through hardship, such as the resilience of international students and migrant workers in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic. Creativity matters now as it provides relief and distraction from the continuous challenges and injustice facing our world today, yet it's also a reminder to use creativity to find ways to overcome these challenges."