SOME INFORMATION AND SITUATIONS
WORTHY OF ATTENTION
- In July 1990, the Casa Editrice Europea (European Publishing House) published the first Italian edition of the Trattato sull’Esagramma
(Treatise on the Hexagram
). Shortly afterwards, on 19 October 1990, the Cultural Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China organized a large reception, in honor of the publication of the “Trattato”, in the presence of experts from the musical academic community along with several journalists. All of them appreciated and held in high consideration the Hexagram notation.
- On October 20, 1990, the Italian [ANSA] Press Agency informed the entire world with an article that commented positively on the Hexagram notation of the “Dao-Gong System”. Subsequently, the newspapers of all the Italian Regions and some professional periodicals presented and commented on the musical Hexagram, all in agreement concerning the validity of the new system. «IL TEMPO», one of the major Italian daily newspapers, published an article on the musical Hexagram and suggested that it be divulged and experimented in the schools.
- In February 1991, the Biblioteca Musicale Governativa del Conservatorio e Accademia di Musica «S. CECILIA» (National Music Library of the «St. Cecilia» Conservatory and Academy of Music) catalogued the work, in the Institute’s Rome location, with the two inventory numbers 1157315 and 1557316.
- Following its appearance, many musicians have sustained, confirmed, and applied the Hexagram notation, while providing it with further contributions.
In the feld of modern music: Eduardo Hubert, Professor at the Conservatory of Ancona, pianist and composer, in homage to the inventor of the system, composed the frst work for piano with the Hexagram notation score, and he also had the orchestra perform it.
In the feld of classical music: Giovanni Di Giacomo, a young concert organist
from Pescara, has transcribed with the Hexagram notation two works of J. S. Bach and has submitted them
to the inventor’s view. The two transcribed works are, respectively,
the Prelude and Fugue for Organ in F minor — J. S. Bach, BWV 534
and the Prelude and Fugue in C major — J. S. Bach, BWV 547
In the feld of jazz music:
Alessandra Vinci, in Rome concert pianist, and Ivo Papadopoulos,
concert saxophonist, composer and poet,
have published the Musical Scores of the Dharm Duet,
in which they present the application of the musical Hexagram system and its inventor, while providing for the duet some transcriptions and compositions directed with the Hexagram notation. They have also organized concerts and published some CDs in conformity with the new musical score method.