Flowers in tomb
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Flowers in Tomb, for large ensemble, is composed in 2016. The piece is a long development based on descending steady lines. These lines symbolize my personal grief towards the girl Daiyu (黛玉) who buries the flowers in Daguanyuan (大观园), the garden of Rongguo Mansion (荣国府). The story is from the traditional Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chambet (..红楼梦..). At the moment when Daiyu sees the dying flowers, she associates their lives with herself. Lives are just like flowers, their seeds once came from wind, and then their beauties later leave with wind. Daiyu was sent from her family to the royal garden Daguanyuan for a better life, but because she was not born here, she never feels that she belongs. The relationship between Daiyu and Daguanyuan symbolizes the relationship between me and the world I’m living in, and thus triggers my deep sympathy towards Daiyu and her buried flowers. The piece is a personal reflection of my sympathy.