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Three Chapters of Fantasy-Contemporary Song by Li Tai-Hsiang (幻境三章-李泰祥)

Three Chapters of Fantasy – Chapter I


Three Chapters of Fantasy – Chapter II


Three Chapters of Fantasy – Chapter III

I.    About this Song

Exposition of the music:
The music tries to look for the possibility of continuity besides the field of traditional music. Meanwhile, the concept of time is built on the idea of “space is the time.” The song gives performers a lot of space to participate in the creation; furthermore, the audiences may even participate in the creation and performance. At last, the music stresses on looking for different elements but with a common theme to express the abstract, macro, and tolerant feeling, and achieve the great harmony.

II.    Manuscript

“Female Bodies” of “Three Chapters of Fantasy” was performed in the “Song and Dance Drama” section of
“Visions Springing Up from the Tradition” annual premiere.
News report of Li Tai-Hsiang at Vlotho Festival in Germany on October 12, 1979, where he was invited to publish his “Three Chapters of Fantasy.” The article introduced this 38-year-old youth composer and conductor—Li Tai-Hsiang from Taiwan. Example notes (3) of “Three Chapters of Fantasy,” the only section in “three Chapters of Fantasy” which uses music notation. It is an expression of emotion and forms. In addition to symbol explanation, Lee clearly marked one-by-one stage lightings and presentations.


To view the story of Li Tai-Hsiang, please go to Li Tai-Hsiang, the Native Musician of Taiwan.
Text and images are provided by The Native Musician of Taiwan-Tai-Hsiang Li Digital Archive, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan