Martial Arts Trilogy

Martial Arts Trilogy

Tan Dun, Composer & Conductor
Symphonic Cinema

"A mix of Hollywood grandeur and primal, percussive vitality." —The New York Times

"An epic, multimedia production, full of big-screen emotions and unabashed melodrama." —Washington Post

"…with an ecstatic audience enjoying a clever concoction of visual and musical highlights from the three martial arts films to which Tan had provided soundtracks…the score culminated in a fulsome climax, in which we could watch Tan himself, up on the screen, blissed out by sumptuous sequences." —The New Zealand Herald

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Multimedia and Orchestra with the Integration of Chinese Martial Arts Philosophy

World renowned composer/conductor Tan Dun has had the honor of composing the music for three martial Arts films by world critically acclaimed directors: Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Zhang Yumou (Hero), and Feng Xiaogang (The Banquet). Combining the ancient tradition of Chinese martial arts philosophy and visual arts, the films were all received with high praise worldwide.

Each of these concertos, based on three great martial arts films, focus on themes of sacrifice, desire, and . . .

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