Sıbızğı: Tunes on the Ripple
Co-produced by the Research Institute for Ritual Music in China
Shanghai Music Conservatory
(成果预期中 / Anticipated)
Sıbızğı is a nomadic type of flute that has been popular in the Kazakh regions of Xinjiang. Similar to the Mongolian tsoor, sıbızğı is mostly made of various woods found on the steppe and is bundled with animal parts. Each sıbızğı tune has its unique folktale, for instance, of ancient warriors, modern rebel heroes, animals and hunters, birds and totems, orphans, as well as their famous poets. In collaborations with cross-border scholars, affiliated and independent collectors, and Kazakh musicians, TMA-006 aims to present the historical recordings of past sıbızğı masters.