Tan Dun

Composer

1957 –

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Who is Tan Dun?

Tan Dun 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.

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Born
Aug 18, 1957
Changsha
Also known as
  • 譚盾
  • 谭盾
  • Dun Tan
Ethnicity
  • Han Chinese
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • China
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • Central Conservatory of Music

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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