Designer Xi Zheng Chinese
Xi Zheng Chinese
Yangou Wang Chinese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 684

Performers find that new, sleek, and uniquely shaped instruments are not only visually striking and ergonomic, but are capable of effects and nuances not realized on their acoustic counterparts. The late twentieth-century e-pa, based on the traditional Chinese lute (pipa), like other adaptations, has sparked the creativity of musicians, recording artists, and composers.

E-pa, Xi Zheng (Chinese, born 1980), Wood, bamboo, stainless steel, Chinese

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