[Explanation] On May 18th, the exhibition "Harmony: The Power of Music - China's Early Musical Instrument Culture", sponsored by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and the Hubei Provincial People's Government, and co-organized by the Hubei Provincial Museum and a number of cultural and museum institutions across the country, appeared in the Hubei Provincial Museum.

By displaying the important musical cultural relics of the pre-Qin period, from the "harmony" of musical instruments to the "harmony" of institutions and the "harmony" of concepts, it shows the formation and development process of Chinese ritual and music civilization.

  [Explanation] The original word "和" of "和" is commonly found in ancient musical instrument inscriptions, and is a special word for describing the harmony of sounds.

A total of 116 exhibits were displayed in this exhibition, and representative musical cultural relics were selected nationwide. More than 100 sets of exhibits from 6 provinces (cities) across the country were displayed in a concentrated manner. From simple to complex, the production skills are becoming more and more mature, and the musical performance is perfected.

Among them, there are many well-known musical cultural relics such as Chongyang bronze drums and Qin Gongfu, as well as important new musical archaeological discoveries such as the Kuahu Bridge Bone Whistle, Shimaokou Reeds, and Chuji Chime Bells.

  [Concurrent] Citizens of Wuhan

  Look at our great Chinese nation, those craftsmen who were originally craftsmen in ancient times are full of wisdom.

This is the pride of the Chinese nation. These things, for lovers, are spiritual enjoyment.

For the average general audience, it is also an opportunity to appreciate learning.

  [Explanation] Hubei is a major province of music and cultural relics. The chime of Zeng Houyi, known as "Chinese Zhengyin", is a representative of Chinese ritual and music civilization.

Many musical cultural relics unearthed by new archaeological discoveries in recent years have further revealed the development and evolution of the ritual music system.

  [Concurrent] Wan Wenquan, Secretary of the Party Committee and Executive Deputy Director of Hubei Provincial Museum

  It is very important to be able to pass on the treasured cultural heritage of our human beings from generation to generation, so we are still a platform for exchanges and mutual learning, that is, if our Chinese civilization can go out, then the foreign civilization can also go. Come in, we can appreciate the diversity of a culture.

  [Explanation] Wan Wenquan, Secretary of the Party Committee and Executive Deputy Director of Hubei Provincial Museum, said in an interview that music is an important part of China's excellent traditional culture and the psychological basis for the formation of China's traditional concept of harmony.

The musical instruments in the pre-Qin period were not only musical instruments, but also representatives of the civilization of ritual and music. The development of musical instruments and music in the early period witnessed the understanding and exploration of the harmonious relationship between man and nature, man and man, and man and society in ancient society.

  [Concurrent] Wan Wenquan, Secretary of the Party Committee and Executive Deputy Director of Hubei Provincial Museum

  What we show this time is the power of music. We hope to tell the stories of the time through these instruments. These instruments, including chimes, are also a materialized form of the ritual and music culture at that time.

Therefore, we said that the power of these clocks at that time was multi-faceted, so it had a part of music, and it actually had a part of culture.

  [Explanation] This exhibition has set up five units of "God and Man Harmony", "Both Harmony and Peace", "Harmony and State", "Harmony but Different" and "Heaven and Earth Harmony", which completely combed the development process of early musical instruments and displayed This paper examines the morphological characteristics of ritual and music culture at different stages of development, and witnesses the origin and maturity of the ritual and music system.

  [Explanation] During the exhibition, top experts at home and abroad will also be invited to hold a series of lectures combining online and offline, to spread the technology and cultural concepts behind the musical instruments to the public.

  Reporter Zheng Ziyan reports from Wuhan, Hubei

Responsible editor: [Zhang Aolin]

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