Lan Tung and Upstream

Lilian Piercy Concert Hall - Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Rd.
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Adults $20 Students & Seniors $15

Choose Tcket type

Lan Tung travels from Vancouver to join Upstream musicians in an evening of experimentation and unique soundscapes.

Lan Tung uses traditional music as a bridge to connect between Asian and western ears, while experimenting with contradictions by taking culturally specific materials outside their context. Her rhythmic intricacy has a direct influence from Indian music, while her passionate melodies from Flamenco and Central Asian music, and the sense of breath/space from Chinese music. Incorporating improvisation and graphic notations, Lan's compositions are released on numerous CDs, winning nominations by the JUNO, Independent Music Awards, Canadian Independent Music Awards, and Western Canadian Music Awards. Lan is the artistic director of Sound of Dragon Society, Orchid Ensemble, and Proliferasian, and the vice president of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. Originally from Taiwan, she has studied graphic score with Barry Guy, improvisation with Mary Oliver, Hindustani music with Kala Ramnath, and Uyghur music with Abdukerim Osman. Lan has appeared as an erhu soloist with Orchestre Metropolitain (Montreal), Symphony Nova Scotia (Halifax), Atlas Ensemble (Amsterdam & Helsinki), and Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (Taipei).