Oratorio: Rubbish on the Square Oct. 16th, 2016  


In the morning of October 1st 2013, the National Day of China, lots of people from all over the country came to Tiananmen Square to watch the flag-rising ceremony in the rain. After the ceremony, about 5 tons of rubbish was left on the square. This situation was published on the website and became the hot topic nationwide. Oratorio Rubbish on the Square is based on this event. It is performed by 4 soloists, mix chorus and a piano. The work not only shows the inflexion of the debate, but also describes lots of famous or nameless opinion leaders and public figures. The composer wants to call attentions to the “mob phenomenon--out of sense when flocking together” through this work, at the same time he wants people to protect the environment and love our country rationally.