Jia Guoping FALLING LEAVES INTO DEEP VALLEY for orchestra （2011）
The music title came from Bei Dao’s poem《Away》: “ Away, as falling leaves drifted into deep valley, the songs still finds no home; Gone, as silver moonlight shines on ice, it has overflown the river bank; Vanish, we gaze at the same sky, our hearts beating the drum of dusk…”. This music is not an illustration of the poetic image, rather the resonance between composer and poet’s real-life experience. The work is constructed by five consecutive paragraphs with symbolism sound effect from daily lives. Such as the sound of firecracker represents farewell to children passed away in the May 12th Earthquake; the wind chimes ringtone at the end of the music is a metaphor of “beautiful flowers raising up paradise”. It is a work in memorial of children victimized in the May 12th Earthquake.