"Le son de soie" - Liu Fang

Liu Fang
  • artist:Liu Fang
  • featured artist:Liu Fang (pipa, guzheng), Alla (oud), Ballake Sissoko (Kora), Henri Tournier (Bansuri)
  • release year:2006
  • style(s):Traditional
  • country:France
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc)
  • record posted by:CINARS
  • label:Accords Croises (Par


"... Whereas in most of her recordings on the Philmultic label Liu Fang concentrates on pipa, for this elegantly packaged release on French label Accords Crois¡¦ three of the eleven tracks are guzheng solos, adding variety and giving a wider view of her musicianship. All the rest are pipa-led: four solo, two duets with BallakêÂSissokoÃÔ kora, two with Henri Tournier on Indian bansuri transverse flute, and one with Algerian oud player Alla. .... But Liu FangÃÔ total devotion to her playing has moved her beyond perfect execution to the creativity and flexibility that marks a true musician. .... The duets here are based on traditional themes but are improvising dialogues. ..." - fROOT magazine, 2006.