Dong Xi
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Dong Xi

Clinton, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Clinton, Maryland, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band World Fusion




"Constellation Theatre conjures up a sensory-rich ‘White Snake’"

“Tom Teasley wizards up a propulsive soundscape in collaboration with Chao Tian, a Chinese-dulcimer virtuoso.” - The Washington Post

"O's Place Jazz Newsletter"

Dong Xi is a collaboration between percussionist Tom Teasley and Chinese dulcimer virtuoso Chao Tian. They fuse Chinese folk and classical music with American jazz. The resulting world fusion is an enticing conversation between east and west through music. The music is performed and composed by Dong Xi with a lot of free improvisation. It most closely reminds us of music from Hiroshima but slimmed down to a crisp duo, a union that produces good fruit and holds promise for much more. - O's Place Jazz Newsletter

"Constellation Theatre's Magical THE WHITE SNAKE"

… the team of Tom Teasley on percussion, and Chao Tian on Chinese dulcimer, performing as the group Dong Xi, heightens a splendid unfolding musical fantasy. - Roger Katlin, Broadway World


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Dong Xi is a collaboration between world percussionist Tom Teasley and world-renowned Chinese dulcimer artist Chao Tian. They uses musical phrases to communicate abstract thought. Sometimes beginning with only a keyword as a starting point, complete spontaneous compositions will follow. Teasley draws from a rich source of traditions including ancient drumming traditions (and drums) including Mesopotamian, African, Indian and then filters them through the musical lens of an American jazz drummer.

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