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Margaret Leng Tan

Clangor!

Whether playing the tin can, the jack-in-the-box in or the toy hammer and rattle, Leng Tan fulfills her mentor John Cage’s philosophy that you can make music with just about anything.  Suitable for ages 8 to 108, Clangor! is a diminutive music-theatre experience of nostalgia and humour performed exclusively on all manner of toy instruments. From toy pianos and bicycle bells to a hand-cranked music box, Margaret Leng Tan treats them as real instruments in keeping with the French artist Marcel Duchamp’s statement, “poor tools require better skills.”

Since moving to New York, Leng Tan has become a major force within the American avant-garde, as well as being the first woman to earn a doctorate from Julliard. Who knew that toys have so much potential?!

The queen of the toy piano.
The New York Times

 

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Image by Jack Vartoogian

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TICKETS

Full $45
Concession $38

DURATION

1 hour

ORIGIN

Singapore

SINGAPORE

DATES

Hobart

Spiegeltent

WHEELCHAIR
Tue 10 Mar 2015, 6pm

Whether playing the tin can, the jack-in-the-box in or the toy hammer and rattle, Leng Tan fulfills her mentor John Cage’s philosophy that you can make music with just about anything.  Suitable for ages 8 to 108, Clangor! is a diminutive music-theatre experience of nostalgia and humour performed exclusively on all manner of toy instruments. From toy pianos and bicycle bells to a hand-cranked music box, Margaret Leng Tan treats them as real instruments in keeping with the French artist Marcel Duchamp’s statement, “poor tools require better skills.”

Since moving to New York, Leng Tan has become a major force within the American avant-garde, as well as being the first woman to earn a doctorate from Julliard. Who knew that toys have so much potential?!

The queen of the toy piano.
The New York Times

 

Supported by
nac_eng_logo

 

Image by Jack Vartoogian

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