2016 Screenings

Sorceress of the New Piano

Date

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Time

20.00 - 22.30

Venue

mac birmingham, B12 9QH

Ten years in the making, Chan’s doc-umentary celebrates the trans-cultural career of Singapore-born, New York-based pianist Margaret Leng Tan. Hailed by The New Yorker as “the diva of avant-garde pianism”, Tan was the world’s first professional toy pianist and has been a preeminent performer of John Cage’s music for the last three decades.

Chan’s “exemplary documentary” (Time Out Film Guide) makes avant-garde music — that of George Crumb, Philip Glass, Tan Dun, Somei Satoh, and others — engaging and exciting.

Evans Chan will introduce the film and Dr Richard Langley of the Department of Film at University of Birmingham, will host a post-screening discussion.