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A Conversation with Chao Daijian: The Endearing Tale of Friendship between Two Artistic Luminaries Through Homeland Nostalgia

山水合璧、词曲同源— 余光中先生和晁岱健先生因《乡愁》结缘的故事

February 24, 2024
8:00 - 9:30 PM EST

Streaming live from Nanjing, this event delves into the captivating narrative of the profound friendship between the renowned literary figure Yu Guangzhong (余光中) and accomplished composer Chao Daijian (晁岱健), forged through their collaborative masterpiece, “Homeland Nostalgia (乡愁).” Exploring the synthesis of poetry and music, the event unravels the artistic journey undertaken by these two maestros in creating a symphony of emotions within the verses of “Homeland Nostalgia.” Beginning with an exploration of Yu Guangzhong’s literary legacy and life journey, the interview navigates through the creative process behind “Homeland Nostalgia” and how Chao Daijian breathed musical life into this timeless poem. Through Chao Daijian’s firsthand accounts, participants will gain insights into the genuine dialogue between these two artists, experiencing the touching and harmonious convergence of literature and music in the creation of this iconic piece. Join us for an exploration of the poetic and melodic collaboration that defines the enchanting bond between Yu Guangzhong and Chao Daijian.

余光中(1928年10月21日~2017年12月14日),当代著名作家、诗人、学者、翻译家,出生于南京。因母亲原籍为江苏武进,故也自称“江南人”。

余光中1947年毕业于南京青年会中学,入金陵大学外文系,1949年转厦门大学外文系,1952年毕业于台湾大学外文系。1959年获美国爱荷华大学(The University of Iowa)艺术硕士。先后任教台湾东吴大学、台湾师范大学、台湾大学、台湾政治大学。其间两度应美国国务院邀请,赴美国多家大学任客座教授。1972年任台湾政治大学西语系教授兼主任。1974年至1985年任香港中文大学中文系教授,并兼任香港中文大学联合书院中文系主任二年。1985年,任台湾中山大学教授及讲座教授,其中有六年时间兼任文学院院长及外文研究所所长。

余光中一生从事诗歌、散文、评论、翻译,被誉为文坛的“璀璨五彩笔”。驰骋文坛逾半个世纪,涉猎广泛,被誉为“艺术上的多栖主义者”。其文学生涯悠远、辽阔、深沉,为当代诗坛健将、散文重镇、著名批评家、优秀翻译家。代表作广泛收录于大陆及港台语文课本。

余光中被认为是现代汉语文学成就最高的作家之一,其代表作《乡愁》自1971年问世以来,就以委婉动人的亲情、爱情、乡情打动了成千上万人的心,令全球华裔游子泪湿青衫。50多年来,这首经典诗作一直停留在文字和朗诵的层面上,作曲家、原江苏省文化艺术研究院院长晁岱健挥笔为它插上了音乐的翅膀,在海内外逐渐传唱开来。在晁岱健专心创作并反复修改的10余年间,余光中不顾80多岁高龄,往返大陆8次之多,与他结下了忘年交。

华美人文学会于美东时间2月24日晚8时至9时半(北京时间2月25日上午9时至10时半)特邀晁岱健先生讲述他与余光中先生共同谱写的“一曲乡愁、两岸情深”的动人情缘。活动将采取访谈形式,访谈人为南京中国科举博物馆主持人顾蓓蓓女士。这次访谈将通过晁岱健先生的讲述,呈现这段跨越音乐和文学领域的深厚友谊。访谈将从余光中先生的文学成就、生平经历开始,深入探讨《乡愁》的创作历程,以及晁岱健先生是如何为这首经典诗曲谱上音乐之翼的。参与者将有机会聆听余光中先生和晁岱健先生的真挚对话和交往,感受他们共同创造的音乐人文之旅。


China Institute’s cultural programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Speaker

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Chao Daijian 晁岱健

Chao Daijian is a distinguished Chinese composer and cultural luminary. Graduating from the Department of Music at Nanjing Art Institute in 1980, he furthered his studies at Southeast University and Hong Kong Chinese University. Since 1984, Chao has been actively engaged in cultural and artistic endeavors, contributing significantly to the fields of composition, research, and management. Notably, he served as the first director of Jiangsu Provincial Institute of Culture and Arts and held key positions in various cultural organizations in Jiangsu.

Chao's exceptional musical talents came to the forefront through his collaboration with the renowned literary figure Yu Guangzhong. His most acclaimed work includes setting Yu Guangzhong's poem "Homeland Nostalgia" to music. This musical composition has garnered widespread acclaim, resonating with audiences across China and internationally.

As a recognized figure in the cultural landscape, Chao Daijian has received numerous accolades, including being named one of the "China Cultural Figures" for 2015. His dedication to the arts, coupled with his innovative compositions, continues to leave an indelible mark on the cultural heritage of China.

主讲人晁岱健,曾任江苏省文化艺术研究院第一任院长;江苏省文艺评论家协会副主席;中文核心期刋《艺术百家》主编;现任:江苏省文化艺术研究院名誉院长;江苏省昆剧研究会常务副会长、兼秘书长;艺术学正高二级;国家一级作曲;中国音协第八届代表大会代表;国家社科基金和社科基金评审委员;2015年被评为百名“中国文化管理年度人物”;2014年被文旅部和人社部联合表彰的全国文化系统先进个人,终身享受部、省级劳模待遇。

1980年毕业于南京艺术学院音乐系,在东南大学读研,香港中文大学进修;后分配在江苏省歌舞剧院工作;1984年调至江苏省文化厅工作至今,一直从事文化艺术的管理、创作和研究。

特别是为台湾著名学者余光中先生《乡愁》一诗谱曲,得到余光中先生生前的指导、鼓励、授权、赞扬,期待“山水合璧、词曲同源”,期待“与岱健合作,联手再捷”。为此,先生生前曾以“诗歌相彰”为题,多次撰文隆重的推荐音乐作品。

由一首《乡愁》歌曲延伸的系列声乐和器乐作品曾在北京、南京、香港、台湾、海南、徐州、常州等地,和加拿大、乌克兰等国家举办过《乡愁》音乐作品音乐会和论坛,被演出界界称之为成功地创造了一种演出模式,可谓“真正同一首,真正心连心”的音乐盛会会。

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