WITH THE GAIA ENSEMBLE
Mountain Rapsody is a celebration of the sameness of humans across nationality and ethnicity. This suite was composed for 8 musicians from 6 countries, playing 6 distinct ethnic instruments.
Originally inspired by the Legend of Mulan, it paints the journey of a hero through mountains, canyons, and grasslands, to travel far away from home and to return.
Although the source material is of Chinese origin, the sound of the suite is as universal as the hero's journey.