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The conceptual and multifaceted composer/conductor Tan Dun has made an indelible mark on the world's music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical, multimedia, Eastern and Western musical systems. Central to his body of work, Tan Dun has composed distinct series of works which reflect his individual compositional concepts and personal ideas — among them a series which brings his childhood memories of shamanistic ritual into symphonic performances; works which incorporate elements from the natural world; and multimedia concerti. Opera has a significant role in Tan Dun's creative output of the past decade, mostly recently with the premiere of
The First Emperor
by the Metropolitan Opera in December 2006 with a title role created for Plácido Domingo. In 2008, Tan composed
Internet Symphony No. 1: "Eroica"
commissioned by Google/YouTube as the focal point for the world’s first collaborative online orchestra. Recent works include
Piano Concerto: The Fire
for Lang Lang and the New York Philharmonic;
Violin Concerto: The Love,
for soloist Cho-Liang Lin, and
Earth Concerto for Ceramic Percussion and Orchestra.
Of his many works for film, Tan Dun’s score for Ang Lee's film,
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,
received an Oscar Award for best original score. his dedicated work was celebrated when UNESCO appointed Tan Dun as its global Goodwill Ambassador. The inauguration took place at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris on World Water Day (March 22) and featured a free public performance of Tan Dun’s own music by the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. His music is published exclusively by G. Schirmer, Inc.
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