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Tan Dun

vn, *1957 CN
Musician / Composer / Conductor of Classical
A.k.a. 谭盾

Tan Dun (simplified Chinese: 谭盾; traditional Chinese: 譚盾; pinyin: Tán Dùn, [tʰǎn tu̯ə̂n]; born 1957, Changsha, Hunan) is a Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor, most widely known for his scores for the movies Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero, as well as composing music for the medal ceremonies at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His works often incorporate audiovisual elements; use instruments constructed from organic materials, such as paper, water, and stone; and, are often inspired by traditional Chinese theatrical and ritual performance. In 2013, he was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

     
Instruments
  • Violin
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
For the World on Martial Arts Trilogy: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Banquet & Hero by Tan Dun
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on Martial Arts Trilogy: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Banquet & Hero by Tan Dun
The Banquet: 2. Waiting on The Banquet by Tan Dun, Lang Lang & Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Farewell on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
Yearning of the Sword on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
Overture on Martial Arts Trilogy: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Banquet & Hero by Tan Dun
Gone with Leaves on Hero - Music from the Original Soundtrack by Tan Dun
Night Fight on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
Farewell, Hero on Martial Arts Trilogy: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Banquet & Hero by Tan Dun
Love in Distance on Hero - Music from the Original Soundtrack by Tan Dun

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Fire Ritual (Violin Concertos)Tan Dun, Eldbjørg Hemsing, Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester2019Album
Horizon 7Concertgebouworkest, George Benjamin, Magnus Lindberg, Tan Dun, David Robertson, Daniel Harding, Richard Rijnvos2016Album
Tan Dun - Concerto For OrchestraHong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Tan Dun2012Album
The Martial Arts TrilogyTan Dun2011Compil.
CérémonialAndré Jolivet, Steve Reich, Tan Dun, Babette Koblenz – Alexander Hülshoff • SchlagEnsemble H/F/M • Christian Roderburg2008Album
Tan Dun: Pipa Concerto • Hayashi: Viola Concerto • Takemitsu: NostalghiaTan Dun, Hikaru Hayashi, Toru Takemitsu, Wu Man, Yuri Bashmet, Moscow Soloists2008Album
The Banquet (Music From The Original Soundtrack)Tan Dun2006Album
Hero (Music From The Original Soundtrack)Tan Dun2002Album
Water Passion After St. MatthewTan Dun2002Album
The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon InterviewYo-Yo Ma and Tan Dun2000Album
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Tan Dun2000Album
Bitter LoveTan Dun, Ying Huang1999Album
One LoveTan Dun1999Single
2000 TodayTan Dun1999Single
2000 TodayTan Dun1999Album
Out Of Peking Opera · Death And Fire · Orchestral Theatre II: ReTan Dun - Cho-Liang Lin · Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra · Muhai Tang1998Album
Symphony 1997 (Heaven Earth Mankind)Tan Dun - Yo-Yo Ma1997Album
Marco Polo (An Opera Within An Opera)Tan Dun - Radio Kamerorkest, Cappella Amsterdam1997Album
Ghost OperaKronos Quartet, Wu Man - Tan Dun1997Album
Song of Peace (Radio Edit)Tan Dun, Yo-Yo Ma, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Ancient Bells Of Hubei1997Single
Paper MuiscTan Dun1994Album
Snow In JuneTan Dun1993Album
On Taoism, Orchestral Theatre I, Death and FireTan Dun1993Album
Nine Songs – Ritual OperaTan Dun1990Album
Feng Ya SongTan Dun1984Album
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