“A White Peacock in an Imaginary Garden”


“A White Peacock in an Imaginary Garden”


“A White Peacock in an Imaginary Garden” (2012)
Guzheng Solo (Chinese Zither)

Duration: 7’.04’’

“A White Peacock in an Imaginary Garden…” is deeply inspired by the beautiful symbolism of the peacock in ancient cultures and religions. The peacock is a symbol for death, resurrection and eternal life, as well as awakening, spirituality, purity and light.

Early belief held that the Gates of Paradise are guarded by a pair of peacocks. By the other hand, the bird also represents luxury and the trappings of greed, vanity and pride. The two sides of the peacock’s symbolism is musically portrayed in this composition, where the fast arpeggios, bendings, harmonics and other forms of embellishments create a rich imagery filled with elegance, turmoil, sweetness and harshness…

Composition by Antonio Celso Ribeiro dedicated to and performed by Ms. Jiuan-Reng Yeh. Taipei, Taiwan, August, 2012

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