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Past Shows

Sat. November 25th 2017
@  Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, 750 Hornby St (All Ages)
We Are Canadians, Too! Okinawa Taiko, Orchid Ensemble, ...and more!
Sun. September 11th 2016
@  Orpheum Annex (All Ages)
Proliferasian Proliferasian, Finn Manniche, Lan Tung, JP Carter, Ron Samworth, Kevin Romain , Colin Cowan
Sun. September 11th 2016
Annex (All Ages)
Proliferasian, Lan Tung, JP Carter, Ron Samworth, Kevin Romain , Colin Cowan, Finn Machinne
Thu. April 21st 2016
The Western Front (All Ages)
light shadow fire | taipei london vancouver Lan Tung, Li Tung, Ron Samworth, Lisa Cay Miller , Clyde Reed, Klaus Bru, Shih-Yang Lee
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Lan Tung

Active / Available - Confirmed: Sep. 9, 2016 (Awaiting Update)

folk/classical/world/experimental/contemporary from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Vocals, Composition/Songwriting, Arranging, erhu (Chinese violin) details

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Lan Tung

Crossing between Vancouver’s new music, improvised music and world music scenes, Lan Tung is the artistic director of Orchid Ensemble, Sound of Dragon Society, and Proliferasian. Lan has appeared as a soloist with Orchestre Metropolitain (Montreal) and Symphony Nova Scotia, and as a soloist/composer with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, Upstream Ensemble (Halifax), Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (Vancouver & Toronto), Atlas Ensemble (Amsterdam & Helsinki), and Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (Taipei).
Lan Tung’s music often experiments with contradictions by taking culturally specific materials outside their context. Her works embody the rhythmic intricacy from Indian influence, the sense of breath/space from Chinese tradition, and many years of experiences in interpreting contemporary Canadian compositions. Incorporating improvisation and graphic notations, Lan’s compositions and performances are released on numerous CDs, winning an International Independent Music Awards and multiple nominations by JUNO, Canadian Independent Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and Western Canadian Music Awards.
Originally from Taiwan, Lan has studied graphic score with Barry Guy, improvisation with Mary Oliver, Hindustani music with Kala Ramnath, and Uyghur music with Abdukerim Osman, in addition to her studies of Chinese music since a young age. At the Vancouver Creative Music Institute (2007-2009), she has studied and performed with Han Bennink (Holland), Barry Guy, Evan Parker, John Butcher (UK), Francois Houle, Paul Plimley…etc.

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Current Projects

Sound of Dragon Ensembleerhu (Artistic Director) & vocal2015-present
Sound of Dragon Music FestivalArtistic Director2014-present
Proliferasianerhu (Artistic Director) & vocal2012-present
Lalunerhu & vocal2011-present
Samworth/Tung/DhillonErhu (Chinese fiddle) & vocal

Past Projects

Orchid Ensemble (ongoing)erhu (Artistic Director) & vocal1997-The End
Available for paid gigs
Available for serious projects
Available for lessons
Listing last updated/confirmed Sep. 9, 2016