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Music Based on East Asian Stories

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

For this New Sounds listen to ambitious works inspired by East Asian storytelling, including music based the classic Chinese epic tale – “Monkey,” as retold and done up by Damon Albarn.

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New Sounds

Music Based on East Asian Stories

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

For this New Sounds listen to ambitious works inspired by East Asian storytelling.  There’s music based on one of the classic Chinese epic tales – “Monkey,” as retold and done up by Damon Albarn (of the Brit- pop band Blur, and of the animated rock band, Gorillaz), and Jamie Hewlett with many other participants.  “Monkey: Journey to the West” is a mammoth music theatre work/hybrid opera performed in Mandarin and features over 50 Chinese acrobats, martial arts experts and a team of tiny contortionists.  It will be part of the Lincoln Center Festival this summer. 

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