Based on the the kunqu opera Longing for Worldly Pleasures (Sifan), in the original aria the young nun breaks free from her life in the monastery.
THE DRAGON & THE TIGER 龍爭虎鬥
Opening with an ancient melody from the guqin song “Lament For Antiquity” (Kaiguyin), this song develops into a kung fu aesthetics that features the pipa and cello to express the historical Chinese four-character idiom: “The dragon & the tiger will always fight.” In the style of cinematic kung fu influenced by fengshui, the pipa represents the dragon (the East), and the cello represent the tiger (the West).
ONE DAY 那一天
A presentation of the theme of secular versus religious love based on the poem by the sixth Dalai Lama.
HEART SUTRA 心經
An interpretation of the Heart Sutra, a Buddhist sutra that describes the experience of liberation of the Bodhisattva of compassion.