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Tan Dun: The Martial Arts Trilogy

 30 November 2017 at 7.30pm 

Tan Dun: The Martial Arts Trilogy

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

London Symphony Orchestra

Bringing together three masterpieces of Chinese cinema, Tan Dunís trilogy sets the Martial Arts tradition originally found in Chinese opera into a modern context, giving it an international appeal through film. Traditional delicate solos on cello, violin and piano, thundering percussion and the soaring strings of a live orchestra; all these elements of Tan Dunís score play an essential role in the big screen depiction of clashing armies, flying warriors and forbidden romances.

While Tan Dun first attracted attention with works that mixed Chinese folkloric instruments and techniques with elements of avant-garde Western classical music, it was arguably the scores for his Martial Arts Trilogy that propelled him to international fame.;

Tan Dun : The Martial Arts Trilogy

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