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Margaret Leng Tan

The Artistry of Margaret Leng Tan

Label: Mode

Format: DVD

Genre: Compositional

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10 years in the making, 2 films by Evans Chan trace the artist's life, career and pianism. Strumming the strings of a grand piano like a harp and performing Beethoven on toy piano are among the surprising scenes in Evans Chan's documentary, Sorceress of the New Piano (2004), which celebrates the trans-cultural career of Singapore-born, New York-based pianist Margaret Leng Tan, hailed by The New Yorker as 'the diva of avant-garde pianism.' Featured performers and critics include Joan LaBarbara, Edward Rothstein (The New York Times), Mark Swed (Los Angeles Times), and Joshua Kosman (San Francisco Chronicle) share their thoughts on Tan's artistry and musical lineage. With additional featured appearances by composers John Cage, George Crumb, Raphael Mostel, Toby Twining, Lois V Vierk, Someil Satoh and Ge Gan-ru. Incorporating vintage footage of Merce Cunningham's dance, Jasper Johns'art, and a Marcel Duchamp film; Sorceress also highlights Tan's latest transformation as the champion and pioneer of new repertoire for the toy piano. Region 0, NTSC, Dolby 2.0 stereo.

Cat. number: mode 194dvd
Year: 2008

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