Musicians of the Gaudeamus Dunhuang Ensemble from Hong Kong rehearse before a performance in front of the Nine-Storey Pagoda at the Mogao Caves of music inspired by the ancient grottoes’ Buddhist art and artefacts. Photo: Simon Song

How Hong Kong composers recreated lost sounds of the Dunhuang caves

Pair take inspiration from Buddhist murals dating back to the fourth century, and musical scores unearthed in one of the caves, to write nine pieces. A Hong Kong ensemble performed them at the Unesco monument in northwest China

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Musicians of the Gaudeamus Dunhuang Ensemble from Hong Kong rehearse before a performance in front of the Nine-Storey Pagoda at the Mogao Caves of music inspired by the ancient grottoes’ Buddhist art and artefacts. Photo: Simon Song
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