示众

Pillory/An der Pranger

​张天阳 Zhang Tianyang

为弦乐四重奏而作

for string quartet

(2017)

Once I read a literary work written in one hundred years ago. During that period, people in our society were apathy and indifferent with the surrounding. It was about a pillory and all the bystanders did not have a glance at the one who was pilloried, but gazed just at his clothes, hair, muscle and others. Spectators, running, murmuring, staring, assembled. The ways of narrative was so straightforward, with only description of behaviors not affective and moral. But exactly in this way exposed the deep freeze of this turbulent society. 
There is a pivot, unappealing but distinctive. There are few paragraphs, which are surfacely not reflections of the pivot but couldn’t flee from that. That’s precisely like the apathy bystanders that were not allowed to deny their identity with the society.

鲁迅先生在短篇小说《示众》中,采取了空间叙事形式,淡化了传统小说中用时间流程和因果逻辑所编制的情节,没有性格刻画,不知道他们从何而来从何而去,及其客观的描述了一位男人被带出来示众和群众的反应。用冷漠的描述方式,在角色之间建立起特殊的关系,使小说思想的表达达到了最大化。在作品的结构中,角色之间特殊关系被表达出来,所有的织体和音色都为了完成对这种冷漠的揭露所服务。

​​​陶元庆设计的《彷徨》封面
北京鲁迅博物馆编,《北京鲁迅博物馆藏画选》

天津人民美术出版社,1986

*​《示众》选自鲁迅先生小说集《彷徨》

Premiered:

Tana Quatuor


Shanghai, China, Sep 23th 2017

Euro Premiered:

 

Concerto Budapest

 

Budapest, Hungary, Aug 29th 2018