Deep Water

Instrumentation: Di, Erhu, Gu Zheng, Yang Ching, Cello, Bell, Big Drum
Playing time: 7'
Copyright 1993
Deep Water (original, all Chinese) (Opens in a new tab)
Deep Water (fusion version) (Opens in a new tab)

Deep Water was composed for the Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble in 1993.  It creates a deep meditative mode often described as in the Buddhist tradition.  Deep Water exists in three versions, two of which are on this page: the original for Chinese ensemble, and a fusion version that replaces the di and erhu with violin and clarinet.  A third version is for western ensemble consisting of violin, clarinet, piano, cello, temple bell and large drum.

Youtube video

Original version (Chinese Ensemble)

Fusion version (using violin and clarinet)