Friday, December 15, 2006

Originality

"Next week Tan Dun will be the first composer in more than 60 years to conduct his own opera at New York's Met. Ten years in the making, it's a hugely ambitious project for all involved," and will be the most expensive production the Met has ever mounted. Ultimately, Tan "is stretching for a new musical form that is neither oriental, nor western, nor, crucially, a fusion of the two."
The Guardian (UK) 12/15/06

Why is this such a rare phenomenon? - DN

1 comment:

JNix said...

All is influenced by what has come before. Even you have to admit a lack of true originality is hard to come by. Damm the wind is gusting outside at 70 mph. The roof is making bad noises.
JN