Moderated by R. Tang (China), Klassikom
with G. Lacey (Papua New Guinea/Australia), Australian Music Centre LTD
G. Xia (China), China National Symphony Orchestra
M. Kim (South Korea), Hwaeom Spiritual Music Ritual
An island, a peninsula, a land from the continent, Australia, Korea and China may well represent the whole spectrum of the geographical eco-system of our planet and contribute to one-fourth of the global population. With its unique cultural landscape and history, each has developed a distinctive musical context. However, what they share in common is equally striking. Over the years this stretch of the Pacific rim, including Japan, has no doubt become a hot spot of the music entertainment.
We have seen more halls being inaugurated in China and Korea, and at least two orchestras were founded in Australia in the past five years with a total $160 million of government spending on music each year. What does that mean to the rest of the world? How could we be part of rising tide? Ask the experts.