Tan Dun - Paper Concerto | Opus Arte OA1013D

Tan Dun - Paper Concerto


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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1013D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 27th July 2009



Haruka Fujii (paper percussion)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra


Tan Dun


Tan Dun

Paper Concerto


Haruka Fujii (paper percussion)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra


Tan Dun


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.

We are surrounded by paper in our lives: our imaginations are captured and recorded in words or pictures, as we express newly discovered feelings about ourselves and the world around us. For a long time, I have been developing the idea of organic music, which embodies sounds of nature, water, paper, ceramics, and the mind. The environment is related to our lives, and spiritually, everything germinates from one seed of creativity.’ (Tan Dun)

Musically tightened, the non-narrative concerto has become a magical ceremony…Paper Concerto makes a fine companion piece to his Water Concerto.’ - Los Angeles Times

Paper Percussionists:
- Haruka Fujii (Solo)
- Rika Fujii
- Tamao Inano

Bonus material:
- Short Film: Paper - The Song of Nature
- Tan Dun Demonstrates Paper Music
- Tan Dun Teaches Paper Instruments

Recorded live at the Stockholm International Composer’s Festival, Stockholm Concert Hall on 8th November 2007.

Running time: 81 mins
Region code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic / 4:3 (extras)
Sound format: 5.1 Dolby Surround / Dolby Stereo
Menu language: EN
Subtitles (extra features): EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

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