Exploration of Sound and Technique.
Virtuoso and composer Jie Ma, who is traditionally trained by Chinese music and culture, is also fascinated and influenced by electronic and world music now takes a more gentle, hypnotic approach – which can still prove unexpected and often unsettling.
Having been playing pipa since she was five, Jie Ma is no stranger to the rigorous training and precise techniques required to become a virtuoso in traditional Chinese music. In the past, she played as a solo virtuoso on the ancient instruments pipa and ruan, interpreted classical pieces, rendered ensemble and orchestra compositions, collaborated with artists and art forms from all over the world.
Now, Jie’s work is recognized as a flow that immersed the classics with the avant-garde, the structured with the impromptu, and the old sound with new techniques and technology.