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The Afterlife of Li Jiantong

(2009)
Liu Sola
Theatrical tunes to a true story
for soprano, mezzo soprano, bass, recorder, harp and percussion
60:00
A4, 297 pages

A true story background:
"My mother Li Jiantong was a writer of political history who was highly respected by many people in China. Her first book, published in the 60s, was criticized by Mao and subsequently banned. During the Cultural Revolution she was investigated, jailed and sent off to work in the fields. After my father passed away she isolated herself for 14 years. I was the favourite child, but my life was the exact opposite of hers. I avoided politics and turned away from my music conservatory training to become a rock musician and a 'lost generation' writer. The true communication between us started after her death..."


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