Since the 1980‘s Margaret Leng Tan, a protege of John Cage, has established herself as a major force within the American avant-garde. We were originally asked to work with her when she was invited to London to perform a series of concerts and workshops.

For this collaboration we were inspired by the rhythmic starkness of the percussion and the sound of Leng Tan‘s Toy Piano, This inspiration led to the creation of a moving image sequence based on a winter scene of swirling snow and swaying barren trees. The colour and texture of the video were inspired by Chinese classical painting reflecting Leng Tan‘s own cultural background.

ART OF THE TOY PIANO Margaret Leng Tan Music Video

ART OF THE TOY PIANO Video Painting - The Gray Circle 1

A winter snow storm becomes a video painting inspired by Chinese paintings.

ART OF THE TOY PIANO Video Painting - The Gray Circle 2

Layers of trees dancing during a winter snow storm.