“I think the story of Laozi was probably the most interesting one—was the one most relatable … it’s just something I’m familiar with.
“It was a little tidbit that we’re all familiar with. People who wish to control others and control everything in this life instead of being centered on divinity within themselves… So being in balance and in harmony and that one guard was being a person of honor… that is the part of that story that resonates. Because if you’re focused at all on your center—that’s something that most people strive to be.”
“I especially enjoyed the piece by the erhu. It’s an extremely wide range of expression that she was able to evoke with her instrument. So I really enjoyed that.”