Concert Event, Saturday 4th June 2022, 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Deep roots, new shoots.

What happens when Australia’s top authority on Chinese traditional music, an accomplished exponent of the sheng, meets a well-travelled intercultural composer intent on exploring the latest electronic music gadgetry?

Find out on 4th June 2022, when Wang Zheng-Ting and Duncan Foster present a two-hander concert of new work. 

Sheng Shen Shimmer is a concert event that expresses the coming together of cultures, dissimilar musical genres, instruments, techniques, and most importantly, of two very different musicians.

Wang Zheng-Ting has performed on the Sheng (mouth organ) all around the world, and is a highly respected composer, ethnomusicologist and Director of the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble.

Duncan Foster, as an instrumentalist and composer, has explored a plethora of musical genres including jazz, blues, East African (especially Ethiopian), Western “art” music, and Vietnamese contemporary opera, often working in dynamic intercultural settings. For this project, he explores the collaborative potential of Ableton’s Push 2 digital audio controller.

Sheng Shen Shimmer Concert Event Details

Date: Saturday 4th June 2022

Time: 8.30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Museum of Chinese Australian History, Level 1 Gallery

Ticket prices:

$20 General Admission (Museum of Chinese Australian History Members receive a 10% discount)

$10 Concession Admission (Students, seniors and health care card holders. Museum of Chinese Australian History Concession Members receive a 10% discount) 

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See Media Release here


Image (left to right): Duncan Foster, Wang Zheng-Ting. Image provided by Duncan Foster.

Click on the links below to view the artists’ previous work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SBnM6kUejI

Australian Chinese Music Ensemble directed by Wang Zheng-Ting (Sheng solo by Ting at 3:36)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn41CFU2wyU

No Passport Required directed by Duncan Foster

Gambang Suling/Cublak Suweng – Indonesian trad. (Arranged D.Foster)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysr1Q84faEg

No Passport Required directed by Duncan Foster

Valle De La Luna – Bolivia (R. Choque) / Tomorrow’s Dream (D.Foster, Vietnamese lyric by Thuy Phong)

Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants, The Museum of Chinese Australian History, and Cultural Infusion