A lecture-performance with two pianos - Ming Wong
At a time of growing tensions between the U.S. and China, the piece tells of what is known as Chinese-American ping-pong diplomacy. Based on a piano competition and a table tennis match, pianists Ben Kim and Mark Taratushkin explore the role of European classical music, modernism and myth-making in the rise of both nations in the 20th century in this ping-pong double concert.
The work was commissioned by steirischer herbst '22 and Singapore Art Museum, produced by steirischer herbst '22, and premiered in Graz in September 2022.
In English with German subtitles