Tan Dun: The Map: Concerto for Cello, Video and Orchestra
LONDON • Barbican Hall • Ongoing
|Tan Dun: The Map: Concerto for Cello, Video and Orchestra|
Tang Jun Qiau, bamboo flute
Chronicling the ancient music of his home in China’s Hunan Province, Tan Dun's The Map features cello soloist Anssi Karttunen and the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing live, with video footage of musicians from China's Hunan province.
Born of Tan Dun’s desire to rediscover, revive and reconnect with the ancient and disappearing musical cultures of his home, The Map was inspired by a meeting with a ‘Stone Man’. Through his ancient stone drumming and shamanistic vocalisations, the Stone Man talked to the wind, clouds, and leaves; to the next life and the past one. He reminded Tan Dun of a map - connecting the past with the present and future. Tan Dun uses technology to preserve and pass on these traditions.
Plus Tang Jangping's Sacred Fire and Guo Wenjing’s Bamboo Flute Concerto featuring China’s acclaimed master of the bamboo flute Tang Jun Qiauo, who played alongside Yo Yo Ma on Dun’s legendary Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack.
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