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Tan Dun
Posted: June 14th, 2010
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To call Chinese composer and conductor Tan Dun “creative” or “unique” would be an understatement.  By experimenting with non-traditional elements such as paper and water, Tan has stretched the boundaries of composing and has changed the way people perceive music.  Melissa Chiu sat down with the eclectic composer to discuss his background and his approach to music making.

  • Henry Pau

    His first name in Chinese means the ‘Shield”. What he does in music is exactly the opposite. So glad that he does.

    Henry Pau

  • Paula Wynter

    Throughly enjoyed this interview and learned so much. Thank you 13.

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