A work that sweeps across the senses, Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep is a sonic portrait of new music icon Margaret Leng Tan—an evocative exploration of memory, time, control and loss.
New York-based Singaporean Tan forged a path as a major force within the American avant-garde, serving as muse to giants such as John Cage and George Crumb, while transforming the toy piano into a serious instrument. Her stellar career is a touchstone for the past 40 years of experimental musical innovation.
Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep combines spoken and recorded text, projected images and original music for prepared piano, toy piano, toys and percussion by Tan’s long-term collaborator Erik Griswold.
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
When: 25 - 29 Mar 2020, Wed – Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm