Tan Dun: Paper Concerto
Live from Stockholm
Running Time: 81 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Release Date: 01/08/09
Content Type: Musical Recording
Paper, normally a utilitarian material, becomes a solo instrument in Tan Dun's ingenious and inventive Paper Concerto, fusing orchestral music and organic sounds to create accessible, even melodious, music that is almost beyond imagination. Intriguing sounds are created by all manner of different papers, so that they appear elemental rather than simplistic, tapping into something basic in the fabric of our lives. In a remarkable and unforgettable concert experience, Tan Dun directs the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist Haruka Fujii in a vivid demonstration of his belief that orchestral music, far from being static and traditional, still has the capacity for experimentation and the power to stimulate in extraordinary ways.
Haruka Fujii (Solo)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Tan Dun
Recorded live at the Stockholm International Composer's Festival, Stockholm Concert Hall on 8th November 2007.
Short Film - Paper: The Song of Nature
Tan Dun Demonstrates Paper Music
Tan Dun Teaches Paper Instruments
5:1 Dolby Surround