Performing Matteo Ricci: The map and the music

Ann Waltner, Qin Fang, Linda Pearse

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¡Sacabuche!, an early European music ensemble at Indiana University, under the direction of Linda Pearse, together with Huang Ruo, Ann Waltner, and Qin Fang, designed a multi-media program focusing on the sixteenth-century Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, taking as the focal point Ricci’s 1602 map, which we call “Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music.” We used music, images, and text to create a layered performance, which we premiered in Beijing in December of 2010. This article describes the program and the logic behind some of the artistic decisions we made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalMing Studies
Issue number62
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Gabrieli
  • Guzheng
  • Huang ruo
  • Matteo ricci
  • Palestrina
  • Sheng
  • ¡Sacabuche!


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