Tan Dun’s Water Passion at Perth

Tan Dun (Photo: Waring Abbot)
Fine blending of a sensual palette
Mark Coughlan [The Australian, 25 Feb 05]
IN pursuing its theme of transcendence, the Perth Festival has brokered some imaginative collaborations, such as the Tura New Music concert at the Art Gallery of WA, featuring Morton Feldman’s music inspired by the paintings at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. . . .
Music inspired by another artist is also the subtext of Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St Matthew. Best known for his Oscar-winning film score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan’s homage to Bach’s St Matthew Passion was commissioned for the 250th anniversary of the great composer’s death.
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