White Knight

Music expressing fear and warning in the early stage of the pandemic

THURSDAY, 2 JULY 2020 | 7.00PM – 7.10PM

This piece dedicates its title to those medical workers who have been working in the front line of the pandemic. Composed in early February 2020 when the Coronavirus started to spread in China but hadn’t reached Europe. As a way to signal its danger and threat, it depicts the early stage of the virus, its development, proliferation and variation.

About the creator

Xiaolian Zhang, also known as Stefan, is a third year PhD student studying music composition at Royal Holloway.

His research and composition often draw inspiration from contemporary sonic practice and his Chinese cultural heritage. Besides experimental music, he also composes music for film, video games and commercial.

Visit his website for the latest music release: www.xiaolianzhang.com

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