NYQS Meeting, 28 October 2006

We finally took this group photo but Matthew left earlier. From the left to right in front: Marilyn, Elaine, Peiyou and Naoko Terauchi. From the left to right of the standings: Stephen Dydo, Rembrandt, Yang Yuanzheng, Stephen Walker, Bo, Elizabeth, Carol and Sam.
On Saturday afternoon and evening 28 October 2006 the Society held a meeting at the home of a member.

Members attending were:

Chang Pei-you
Stephen Dydo
Matthew Flannery
Bo Lawergren
Elizabeth Markham
Elaine Sheng
John Thompson
Rembrandt Wolpert
Marilyn Wong-Gleysteen

Guests were:

Carol Liu
Naoko Terauchi
Stephen Walker
Yang Yuanzheng

Bo introduced guest Professor Naoko Terauchi who leads the Columbia University gagaku course.

Professor Naoko Terauchi was speaking.

Elizabeth Markham and Naoko Terauchi.

Rembrandt introduced guest Mr, Yang Yuanzheng who is a grad student at Princeton Dept of Art and Archaecology. Yang learned qin from Mr. Wu Wenguan 吳文光 and has been playing qin for 5 to 6 years.

Rembrandt talks about the Paris 19/20 October 2006 - « Arts et humanités dans le tableau Luoshenfu » conference, "Luo Shen Fu - The Tale of the Luo River Goddess"

Mr. Yang talks about his study of Hikone scroll which is in Hikone Castle Museum Japan. According to DIAMM ( Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music), "The Hikone MS is the only scroll of Qin music predating the fourteenth century that has not suffered any modern accretions."

Hikone scroll 彥根卷本 does not have qin pieces but only writings of finger techniques. It contains three books:

北魏 陳仲儒的琴用指法 North Wei, Cheng Zhongru's Qin Yong Zhi Fa. (Qin finger techniques).

隋 和尚 馮智變 琴用手名法 Sue Dynasty, A monk Feng Zhibian's Qin Yong Shou Ming Fa.(Names of finger technique For Qin Playing).

唐 趙耶利 彈琴右手法 Tang Dynasty, Zhao Yeli's Tan Qin You Shou Fa. (Right hand Qin playing techniques).

Bo talks about The 5th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology, held at the Ethnological Museum Berlin, September 19-23, 2006.

Peiyou talks about her trip to Taipei by showing slides through lab top into TV. She attended Jung-ping's full moon qin conference on Oct. 6th 7pm at Zi Teng Lu tea house 紫藤廬茶藝館 (Wistaria-House). Peiyou also had several wonderful field qin trips and the visiting of the Tian Muge Silk String Qin Society. Her detail journal can be read at her guqin website.

Marilyn talks about her participate of the New York Qunqu society performance.


There were Yang Yuanzheng's playing of Yu Qiao Wen Da 漁樵問答, Peiyou's Shi Shang Liu Quan 石上流泉, SWalker's Ou Lu Wang Ji 甌鷺忘機, Dydo's Ping Sha 平沙落雁 and Marilyn's Yi Gu Ren 憶故人.

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