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9:00 Chinese New Year

Tan Dun

Tan Dun Photo: RNZ/Tim Dodd

TAN DUN: Concerto for Orchestra (After Marco Polo)
Hong Kong Phil/Tan Dun
Naxos 8.570608

GAO PING: Distant Voices
Gao Ping (pno)
Naxos 8.557678

BRIGHT SHENG: Pastoral Ballade, from Seven Tunes Heard in China
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
SK 64114

10:00 Relevant Tones - Composer Spotlight: Zhou Long

Zhou Long

Zhou Long Photo: Supplied

One of the first composers to graduate from the Beijing Conservatory upon its reopening after the Cultural Revolution and the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his opera Madame White Snake, Zhou Long creates thoughtful, spiritually-infused music that has resonated with audiences across the globe.

11:00 New Music Dreams

An Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992 – 2008

An Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992 – 2008 Photo: album cover art

An Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992 – 2008. For the first time this anthology collects together experimental and electronic music by artists from within the Chinese area of influence - China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. It’s a musical journey through what’s currently happening in the underground music scene in these countries as well as a look at the recent past and some its key pioneers.