Standardization will increase the level of the whole musical instrument industry
Xinjiang, as a famous "dance village", not only has the mysterious, elegant and lively music, dance, and clothes flying very pretty and charming. And playing these wonderful music and accompanying these graceful dances can not be separated from those unique traditional folk musical instruments.
In December 15th, we came to the "Uygur musical instrument making skills" and "dragon card Uygur Qin art" autonomous region level intangible cultural heritage of the Abdusuvl Rouzi studio, look at those traditional instruments is how to use Handmade out.
In the city of Urumqi Street Zhongquan an obscure alley, we found the "Xinjiang master of Arts and crafts" musical instruments production studio. The studio is not big, the billboards are not big at the gate, there are many customers coming and going.
The old man Abdul Sue P M ineloquent, approach seventy years of age, a benevolent and kind countenance, but he made painstaking Uygur instruments for 60 years. Shortly after his heart surgery, he continued to play instruments for four to five hours a day.
During the interview, he had been polishing the panels of a musical instrument and looked very focused. It is only when talking that he puts down his work, perhaps this is the craftsman spirit.
Abdul Sue P M doesn't speak Chinese very well, and his little daughter-in-law, Oman, Guli is on the side of the interpreter. It turned out that the old man's father and grandfather were musical instruments, and when he was a child, he liked to sit next to his father when he came home from school. He watched his father play those musical instruments and sometimes he could do something. Gradually, in elementary school, he also learned to make some simple parts of musical instruments.
Xinjiang's top technology
After graduating from junior high school, Abdul Sue P M went to a carpentry factory in Kuche county. This small town furniture factory, although small, but many kinds of processing, to meet the needs of different people, such as the production of wardrobe, bed furniture, traditional instruments necessary of course in the life of the villagers.
When the builders make one musical instrument, musical instruments will be in an obscure position marked producer name and production time. In my father's factory guidance and training, the ingenuity of the Abdul Sue P M instruments because of good sound, strong and durable, gradually in the industry have small reputation.
With the musical instrument production skills constantly skilled, in 1987 he was then Xinjiang national musical instrument factory fancy, transferred to Urumqi work. Because the craft is good, in 1991, he transferred to the Xinjiang Muqam Art Troupe, become a national musical instrument maker and the group of professional maintenance personnel.
On his small desk, the reporter saw many special tools that could not be called. It was obvious that the tools had been worn for years. He told reporters that many tools were made by himself, or specially designed. Now, although some of the process of musical instrument production can be done by the machine, but the key process, he still insisted on hand-made. He said: "this is better tone."."
In the interview, we met the corn teacher of the Conservatory of music at Xinjiang Normal University. He came to get his custom-made pizza. He told reporters: "this Qin more than 6000 yuan, do more than three months.". We'll spend 10000 yuan on custom-made Czech, and we'll have to wait a while longer. Although the price is high, and need to wait, but our professional musicians like to custom musical instruments here in Abdul Sue P M, because his skills are the highest in xinjiang."
In 2006, Abdul Sue P M from the Xinjiang Muqam Art Troupe after retirement, not idle down he find a little at the Xinjiang Arts Institute next to the store, and continue to do their own love musical instrument manufacture craft.
Standardization is what you always want to do
Abdul Sue P M has 6 children, 4 sons and 2 daughters. Under the influence of his two sons also engaged in musical instrument making, a daughter in Xinjiang Muqam art troupe performing in Czech ai. It seems that the family has a deep connection with the music.
The musical instrument manufacture has many complex processes, now Abdul Sue P M is older, can not do heavy work, so the previous process and strength work rough job by his son to do, to work behind the technology and meticulous work, by himself to complete.
60 years of experience in the production of musical instruments, let his craft has reached a high level, some of the machine to make the work is not up to the level of precision of his Handmade. The instruments he made were excellent and could be played for 20 to 30 years.
Xinjiang Xinjiang because too many orders, Abdul Sue P M never made instrument sales on the counter, rarely in online publicity. Most of his clients are professional orchestras and some mainland collectors. Although custom instruments are expensive, buyers think they're worth it. An elaborate musical instrument, like a work of art, has a permanent collection value. Su's musical instruments Culture Development Co., Ltd. has been ordered in 2017.
National instrument standardization is one thing, Abdul Sue P M wants to do he said: "the Western musical instruments have their own standards, no matter where in the world production of a violin, its quality may be different, but it is consistent with the specifications. At present, Xinjiang national instruments market is very good, but because there is no uniform standard musical instruments, resulting in confusion. In three different places to buy three AI Czech, although other roughly similar, but the size and the tone is different, it will affect the spread of national musical instruments."