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AbstractWhite Sands and White Snow is a composition for orchestra. The piece combines the inspiration of a trip taken to White Sands, N.M. during autumn break of 2018 and the memory of the snow in my birth city of Harbin. The places, White Sands and Harbin, have different meanings to me. School winter holidays in the United States, usually from Christmas Eve until the first weekday in January, are too short for going home so every winter break is spent in the United States. I am a person who loves to travel and always wants to express emotions about a place with music. The White Sands, with the white color and wave-like view, makes me remember my hometown Harbin. It is a landscape of white snow, blue sky, hot spring lake, Sun Island, and Bingxue Big World. This piece projects my interest in the relationship between location and music.
Degree ProgramGraduate College