Expression through dark

Student Blog Post

Duo Lin

Mu 101

Hua Chen Yu, One of the famous Chinese Singer today in China, The reason why I chose him as the musician to write my student blog because he is so amazing and different, I do not want to introduce so much background about him because it is not that important. The song I would like to share with you is “Fake Monk” I would promise you never hear a song like this style before. Here is a Youtube link for you to experience the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3or9nB1IH7A.

“Fake Monk” is a piano solo as accompaniment, which is played by Hua ChenYu. “Fake Monk” can be said to be a portrayal of Hua Chenyu’s youth. His parents had to work hard In order to support the family, as they earned money to support their families, child company and education had been neglected by the parents. For a long time, he lives alone, lacking fatherly love and maternal love, and the character naturally goes to loneliness and low self-esteem.
The song may not be the best, but he uses a creepy style to express his inner feelings which rarely use in Pop music. The whole song is dark, but it is not particularly excessive. The expression of emotions is completely perfect. This sound requires the singer to sing in big range There are a lot of trebles and bass by humming, and the last crazy cry really needs the singer into the emotion. I believe Art is the expression of emotions, Hua ChenYu made it.
If a psychologist hears this song, he will think Huachenyu a mentally ill person because of the terrible cry and the strange high notes, all of these expressions show a person is going to be crazy by lacking love. When a reporter hears this song, he will be attracted by its special dark art to become his own writing material. If Beethoven hears this song, I think he should resonate, because he also lacked fatherly love when he was a child but Beethoven is very stubborn, I don’t know if he will recognize the style of pop songs. If a singer hears this song, he will admire Huachen Yu to dare to describe his music with dark art. This is not a music created for everyone to like, but the music creates for Hua Chenyu his own monologue. If a teenager hears this music, I think he will also resonate. In this generation, many parents are very busy working, neglecting communication with children, so most teenagers are lonely and lack love, I think they can find the connection with the music.

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15 comments

  1. It is always exciting and interesting to hear music from all over the world because I get to know the culture of the music in that country. The mood throughout the music is very dark, the settings on the stage make even darker. I enjoyed him playing piano but I didn’t like the part where he screams randomly at the end of the music. I understood the screaming is reflecting the pains and suffers that he went through but I personally thought that the scream made the music totally dissonance. The screaming reminds me of the class lecture that I learned about the 20th and 21th centuries are about the performing something new that wasn’t performed before. is this type of music is popular to everyone or is it just minority people ?

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  2. It is very exciting and intriguing to hear music from all across the world just like doo88 has stated before me. It is interesting because you get to hear something new and be able to explore other civilizations culture at the same time. The song sounds very depressing and has a dark touch to it. Sounded very Gothic and gloomy especially when he stretched his vocal towards the middle of the song I just saw such a shocking facial expression on the audience.And I couldn’t agree more with the statement you have about a psychologist hearing this and thinking he is mentally ill; I myself thought this artist must have had some type of rough past to make him sing this way. Is this type of music from a specific part of China’s culture?

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  3. I liked how you chose a piece many people haven’t heard of. Its always good to go out of your comfort zone, like myself I’ve always listened to hip hop and rap. Definitely listening to this piece sounded dark with barely any light. Do you think this piece reflects his difficult childhood growing up? Like comment said before, is this a type of music “from a specific part of china’s culture”?.

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  4. Also they way you explained these five individuals thoughts on this piece was described well, but maybe you could of added a few more thoughts of them on the pieces. Its fairly short and I feel like there could of been more for you to add. I definitely agree with their thoughts of the piece, like the psychologist. But also could of been a bit more specific of the reporter like who, and what reporter. overall, I liked what you said about your piece of music and I enjoyed it.

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  5. Listening to the song, definitely was a struck for me. Something I never heard before, out of my comfort zone but it made me think that there is so much different types of music out there. When I watched the video, sounds like in his voice that the artist had a hard time growing up, a difficult past. In this you could of incorporated who the reporters were. I do have a question, when you listen to the song, what do you think the artist is referring to?

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  6. Your title “expression through dark”is perfect for your writing and also for the music piece you chose…. I’m so glad you were able to share us the link of the song …. when I heard It i can see and feel the pain of the artist, the dark theme at the back ground and how he would sing and I guess you can call it screaming as well, sensing the dark lonely atmosphere he is trying to create ( even thou I don’t understand the language ). Also it was a great way to listen to other cultures…….. the only thing about your writing that needs work would be to describe the five listeners with a little more details and have more of a back ground… but other then that I really like your writing.

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  7. I liked this song a lot listened to it in my own playlist. I agree with your last paragraph this world has become so busy and being an adult I have to attend college and go to work having no time to spend with family. I want to add a 6th listener which would be Albert Einstein he was raised without his parents at a young age because he went to school and got kicked out and left his country to live in multiple other places. Though he was pure of heart he did create a devastating bomb which could have had come from not having enough motherly love when he was a kid. He also liked to listen to this type of music when he had free time he would play a stringed instrument with the piano. (not at the same time just to clarify) I think he would be further depressed from this song but he could relate to it since he was loved a lot when he was young. And his criticism would be that this song is dark because he also had and optimistic positive personality as well as having a dark one.

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  8. I agree with your words in your essay, “I believe art is the expression of emotions”. I personally believe that great music and art make people to feel sympathy along with the creator of art. In your essay, psychologist described musician as a mentally sick person. This reminds me of very first class that we talked about the stereotypes that we have about classical music. Class came up with great examples of stereo type about classical music. The reason why I talked about the stereotype is I think psychologist have stereotype of people who are screaming is considered as mentally ill. Screaming throughout the music doesn’t make a person mentally ill. I believe that was one way of Hua Chenyu expression of his early childhood.

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  9. First I have to say this song is really lovely I literally fell in love. The way he uses the piano and sings at the same time goes to show that he is very talented. The way he sings the song you can sense the pain and the agony he is feeling with the way he is singing. He is using the technique dynamic for his voice when he wants to be loud and low. I had to listen to this song twice because it was that good. I am very open minded when it comes to music and listening to other languages of music. I find it to be very entertaining and astonishing how music can still be created even with another language. I love how he stops singing for a moment and everyone thought it was coming to a close but I did not expect him to sing again. That’s what made this piece very interesting to listen to. Thank you for introducing me and others to this music piece.

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  10. I really enjoyed the title you listed above. I feel like any type of music that absorbs as much atmospheric feel to it definitely allows it to be not only listened to but analyzed as well. With enough depth not only can you listen to the song and feel a certain type of way but you can learn how the artist felt while making it. Songs that are rich in emotion for me have longevity and add to the music world because each of the listeners can relate to it or feel another type of way overall.

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  11. For a question regarding this piece of work “Do you believe artists make emotional pieces to help them cope with themselves, entertain and help the audience or both?

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  12. After listening to this song, although I could not understand the words being said, you can tell there was alot of emotion. Having your listeners interpret if they liked or disliked the song based on the emotion they felt was great. I would have added a little more information as to why the song was being felt in such a way using maybe the instruments and other aspects besides the singer. Overall, I enjoyed reading your SBP!

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  13. I enjoyed the song that you presented. I like the way this musician convey emotion in this piece. Also, I enjoy reading your SBP. So, do think that music is a good therapeutic device as musician or listener going through an intense emotion?

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  14. As a sucker for dark, slow music , this is really beautiful. The beauty of music is that one doesn’t need too understand what the singer is saying, yet you can feel the emotion that the singer is trying to convey.

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