標題裝飾圖  Artists

Music Reconstruction

Picken, L. E. R., Ph.D., Sc. D. F. B. A.

Scientist & Music Theorist

Dr. Laurence E. R. Picken, Ph. D. and Sc. D. of Cambridge University, served professor in the Jesus College Cambridge University (1944-66), was honored with the title of F. B. A. in 1944. In the same year, he was commissioned by the British Council to assist the scientific development in China in a scientific mission. It was the beginning of his encounter with the Chinese classical music, especially the Guqin instrument of ancient China. Since that turning point of his life, the study of Chinese music has become the major endeavor of his life. His research and publication of the music of T’ang Dynasty (618-907 A. D.) have been an immense contribution to the whole world.