The reason to travel to China was to search for music. Traditional or classical Chinese music and especially the music of ethnic minorities, of the tribes and cultures I did not know much about. The unknown music was drawing me ever since I started to get involved in the folk music some years ago. I succeeded to do my last year of bachelor studies at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. However, Shanghai being the economic capital of China, with its modern environment was almost opposite to what I was looking for. The contrast began to be clearer when I was finally on the road to the western frontiers of China.