Muqi Li is a guzheng (21-string zither) player, vocalist, and improviser from Beijing, China. Currently based in Boston, Muqi has also lived and actively performed throughout China, England, and Australia, developing a unique style informed by free improvisational models and European, African, and Asian folk styles as much as her traditional Chinese background. Having received a master's degree in Music Performance from the SOAS University of London, she is currently earning a Graduate Diploma in contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory.
Muqi and Cassidy are exploring the reach of combined vocal and instrumental improvisation. Their music draws from Bulgarian, Japanese, Chinese, and European Renaissance singing styles and integrates their respective instrumental voices—guzheng and violin—into a unique and richly woven soundscape. For samples of their work, check out some of their impromptu jams below, or take a listen on Soundcloud.
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