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Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement: Tan Dun

Award Ceremony of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

followed by:

Tan Dun (1957) Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds (2015, 12’) Italian premiere
The Tears of Nature concerto for percussion (2012, 27’) Italian premiere
Concerto for Orchestra (from Marco Polo 2012, 28’) Italian premiere
Tan Dun conductor
Simone Rubino percussion

The composition of Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds is designed as an interactive piece between cell phones and orchestra.
Tan Dun will invite the public to participate in the symphony using their cell phones.

The audio recording for the performance is available as a digital download through this link:

Download Mp3 file

Statement by Ivan Fedele

This year the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement goes to Tan Dun, a charismatic multitalented figure in the music of our time, and one of the composers most representative of the creativity born and bred in the orient that has so intensely engaged with and indeed bonded with the west. Tan Dun’s compositions, such as the three symphonic scores that he himself will conduct in their Italian premiere performances in the concert with the Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai, Concerto for Orchestra (from Marco Polo), The Tears of Nature and Secret of Wind and Birds, paradigmatically express his ideal of organic music in symbiosis with the environment (an ideal that originates in the chinese shamanic tradition), in which natural elements such as water, stones, paper and ceramic objects interact with the traditional instruments of the orchestra. A unique figure in contemporary music, Tan Dun is one of the few contemporary composers who has become a popular phenomenon, with over 15 million viewers on YouTube for his Internet Symphony.

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