This epic piece is inspired by an ancient Chinese cultural understanding of heroes and kings. To me, a hero is like a king.The Chinese character for "King" is "王", shown as by three horizontal lines connected by one vertical line. There is an ancient saying that a king is a person who can fully understand and connect heaven, earth and man (represented by the three horizontal lines). Such a hero, or king, would certainly possess mighty, divine power. He follows the principles of the universe, valuing virtue, and cultivates himself well, treating people with compassion. He is very righteous, and all evil beings are afraid of him.
Imagine if all heroes from heaven and earth were to gather together to eliminate all evils and re-establish righteousness on this planet! Such is the inspiration for this piece. The Mighty Heroes features a combination of western and eastern musical elements—from western orchestration and choir to Chinese instruments and oriental melodies—to represent heroes from around the globe.
此曲部分靈感取自中國神傳文化中對“王”字的理解。我認為英雄是一種王者。古時有種解釋認為能夠參通天、地、人者便是王,而這參通的方法我相信就是古代文化中所講的“道”、“法”;這樣的英雄通天、通地、通人,必顯神威。他遵循宇宙萬物的規律、修心重德、身懷絕技、待人仁慈并具浩然正氣,令邪惡膽寒、無處遁形。此曲試圖描繪一個場景 - 在地球上能夠參通天、地、人的眾英雄匯集正義的力量,直搗妖穴、掃清邪惡、樹正氣在人間。因是寰宇英雄齊聚地球,所以音樂本身中西結合。