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Tan Dun rediscovers ancient music of Dunhuang

On November 20 at New York City's Asia Society, Tan Dun presents a program exploring his research on the cave temples of Mogao in Dunhuang. The caves, which include more than 4,500 wall paintings depicting musical instruments, were at the crossroads of the Silk Road and tell the story of a neglected part of music history. With his research and musical reconstruction, Tan Dun seeks to redefine the history of the orchestra and to offer...

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Tan Dun conducts Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in Martial Arts Trilogy

"The Martial Arts Trilogy features three different films as one opera or ballet in three acts," says Tan Dun. "It centers on the love and sacrifice of three women for three very different reasons. Each of the film’s leading female characters sacrifices her life for love. In Crouching Tiger the character Jade sacrifices her life for her spiritual love of the wuxia dream. In Hero, the character Snow sacrifices her life for the patriotic love...