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Title Sorceress of the new piano [videorecording] : the artistry of Margaret Leng Tan ; The maverick piano / Mode Records presents ; Riverdrive Productions Limited ; [two films by Evans Chan].

Imprint New York, NY : Mode Records, c2008.


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 GDL Brand Library DVD    GP TAN SNP T94DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Sorceress of the new piano released in 2004; The maverick piano released in 2007.
Contents Sorceress of the new piano (90 min.): Introduction -- Inventing the new piano : the first "C" : Henry Cowell -- Inventing the new piano : the second "C" : John Cage -- The American avant garde through an Asian lens -- Roots and landscapes -- Inventing the new piano : the third "C" : George Crumb -- The new mavericks, East and West -- Dogs and toys -- Ode to Schroeder -- Legacy.
The maverick piano (50 min.): Gymnopédie no. 3 / Erik Satie ; arranged for piano and toy piano by Margaret Leng Tan -- In a landscape / John Cage -- In the name of the holocaust : for prepared piano/string piano / John Cage -- Music for piano no. 2 : for string piano / John Cage ; arranged for bowed piano by Margaret Leng Tan ; featuring art by John Cage -- Dream ; and Indeterminacy / John Cage -- Gu yue = Ancient music : for string piano. 3rd movement, Pipa / Ge Gan-ru -- Satie blues : for toy piano/piano / Toby Twining.
Credits Sorceress of the new piano: director, editor, Evans Chan ; photographer, Gabrielle Weiss ; sound, Rafael de la Uz. The maverick piano: director, editor, Evans Chan ; cinematographer, Meng Tam, Gabrielle Weiss, Maria Ramirez ; sound, Maria Ramirez, Rafael de la Uz.
Performer In Sorceress of the new piano: Margaret Leng Tan ; with John Cage, George Crumb, Raphael Mostel, Joan La Barbara, Mark Swed, Edward Rothstein, Somei Satoh, Joshua Kosman, Ge Gan-ru, Lois V Vierk, Toby Twining, and members of Great Small Works.
In The maverick piano: Margaret Leng Tan, piano, prepared piano, and toy piano; with members of Great Small Works (1st, 2nd, and 7th works).
Event In The maverick piano: the 1st, 2nd, and 7th works recorded at La MaMa E.T.C. New York in 2001; the 3rd and 6th works recorded in Margaret Len Tan's studio in 1990 and 2003 respectively; the 4th work recorded at Symphony Space, New York in 1994; the 5th work recorded at St. Mark's Church, East Village New York, Sept. 5, 1999.
Summary Through personal interviews with Tan and various composers, critics and colleagues, Sorceress of the new piano explores Margaret Leng Tan's career as a pianist, her work with John Cage, and her development as a toy piano virtuoso. The maverick of the piano contains complete performances of seven works, principally by John Cage; some filmed during stage performances.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen presentation (aspect ratio 4:3); Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language In English; with optional English, German, French, or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Tan, Margaret Leng.
Cage, John.
Piano music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Piano music.
Prepared piano music.
Toy piano music.
Monologues with music (Musique concrète)
Genre/Form Documentary films
Biographical films
Music videos
Added Author Tan, Margaret Leng.
Chen, Yaocheng. Director.
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925. Gymnopédies. No. 3 ; arr.
Cage, John. In a landscape.
Cage, John. In the name of the holocaust.
Cage, John. Music, piano. No. 2.
Cage, John. Dream.
Cage, John. Indeterminacy. Selections.
Ge, Gan-Ru, 1954- Gu yue. Pipa.
Twining, Toby. Satie blues.
Mode (Sound recording label)
Riverdrive Productions Ltd.
Added Title The artistry of Margaret Leng Tan.
The maverick piano.
Standard No. 764593019497
Music No. mode 194 Mode Records

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