Time: 20.00 – 04/11/2016
Venue: Grand Hall, Vietnam National Academy Of Music – 77 Hào Nam, Dong Da, Hà Nội.
Tickets available at Vietnam National Academy Of Music – 77 Hào Nam, Dong Da, Hà Nội.

Welcome to the Ancient and New Music of Việt Nam!
On Friday November 4 at 8 PM in the Grand Hall of Vietnam National Academy of Music, the Hanoi New Music Ensemble will be joined by the Ancient Music of Tonkin, in their not to be missed first collaboration. Together the two groups give voice to the true classical music of Việt Nam, connecting centuries of musical generations from the past to the present.
The concert opens with The “Communal House Door Song”, a perfect ancient introduction for the new music The Autumn Wind by Ton That Tiet and Fire Line by Nguyen Thien Đao, the grandfathers of Vietnamese new music. We turn to a brand new string quartet by Nguyen Minh Nhat, who proudly studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Then the music turns to two giants of the 20th century, the Pastorale of Igor Stravinsky and Dérive 1 by Pierre Boulez, followed by two masterpieces by the current leaders of Hanoi New Music Ensemble, The Memory by Vũ Nhật Tân and Resurrection of the Soul by Trần Kim Ngọc.

“Communal House Door Song”: Ancient Music of Tonkin (for vocal, choral, Chau drum, Gongs, wooden block, Đáy, Nguyệt, Tranh)
Tôn Thất Tiết : The Autumn Winds (for violin & piano)
Nguyen Thien Dao: Fire Line (for flute & percussion)
Ton That Tiet: Voyage (for solo cello)
Nguyễn Minh Nhật : Emotions for string quartet


Igor Stravinsky: Pastorale (violin, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bassoon)
Pierre Boulez : Derive 1 for six instruments (flute, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, violin, violoncello)
Trần Kim Ngọc : Phuc Hon (for flute, clarinette, violin, cello, piano and percussions)
Vũ Nhật Tân : The Memory (for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano and percussions).

The concert opens with Communal House Door Song – a medley of the traditional songs and music has been performed internationally in ancient Vietnamese village. Vietnamese communal house is a traditional cultural cradle of the northern region, The Communal House’s Door Song is the oldest items are also kept to this day.
By the conducting of American conductor Jeff Von Der Schmidt and his assistant, violinist Jan Karlin, the program continues by a chance of contemporary music pieces starting by two Original Vietnamese composers, Ton That Tiet and Nguyen Thien Đao.
Thu Phong by Ton That Tiet brings wisps of sounds and figures to both violin and piano, with images of falling leaves upon water floating endlessly, supported only by their fragile weight.
Nguyen Thien Đao, a Vietnamese master composer who passed away in November 2015, is remembered with his ode to the fight for Vietnamese freedom with a haunting piece Fire Line, a quiet nocturne for solo flute and gongs.
Voyage by Ton That Tiet was written for Indian cellist Rohan de Saraam and echoes the songs of the composer’s home city of Huế. An exciting and fiery seven minute work blending the spirits of India and Việt Nam.
Emotions by young compoer Nguyen Minh Nhat closes the first half of the program. This talent guy wants to convey is how emotion in reality cannot be purely happy, sad, anxious or excited but instead a mixture of them. This is due to the lifestyle of the modern world where chains of events happen and the mind has to conjure different thoughts simultaneously, causing the emotions to mix.
Pastorale by great composer Igor Stravinsky – opens the last half of of the concert – was written as a thank you to Madame Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg and was originally for soprano. Stravinsky himself arranged the melody for violinist Samuel Dushkin and a quartet of oboe, English horn, clarinet and bassoon. The melody anticipates moments in his ballet The Firebird.
Following is Dérive 1 by giant composer Pierre Boulez- six minutes of glowing harmony comparable to the brilliant movement of golden carp in a pond, one moment still, the next moment swimming at great speed. A perfect introduction to one of the great musicians of our time, Boulez passed away at 90 years of age in January and this is the first performance of his music in Việt Nam.
The concert closes by two compositions Phục Hồn (Resurrection of The Soul) and The Memory (Ky Uc) of the two leading composers of Vietnamese contemporary music, Tran Kim Ngoc and Vu Nhat Tan, who were influenced by master Ton That Tiet.
“Phuc Hon” – one of the most interesting contemporary chamber music piece exploring spiritual senses, which has been written by Kim Ngọc when she was a student.
“My father passed away in 1994. According to Vietnamese custom, on the third day after a loved one’s death, his family holds a ceremony known as “PHUC HON”.
Vietnamese people believe that after spending three days in the supernatural world, dead people’s souls often try to return to their bodies in this world, only to discover that they cannot reintegrate themselves and sadly, cannot return to their previous lives. They are unable to accept their own deaths, and thus their spirits continue to remain close to their relatives, participating invisibly in the daily events of their families. They are extremely frustrated, regretful and full of nostalgia for the memories of former lives. This is time to perform a “PHUC HON” ceremony.
Buddhist monks, who are intermediaries between this world and the next one, perform a ceremony rite to console them, and to convince them that they truly no longer belong on earth. They are told to make peace with their deaths, and to be happy as they pass on to an eternal world.
I love my farther very much. My mother and I cerebrated a simple “PHUC HON” for him. Afterwards, I wrote this piece to worship for his soul.”
“The Memory” is written in the years when Vũ Nhật Tân was a student of Vietnam National Academy of Music and influenced by contemporary French music style at that time. This piece has been written for a small ensemble in which each player plays in both independent and interactive ways, and adapts the structure of “Tai Tu Cai Luong” – a traditional music of Vietnam. This piece using complex technical playing and it’s harmony evokes an ancient atmosphere of Vietnamese traditional music.

East Meets East: The Hanoi New Music Ensemble and The Ancient Music Ensemble of Tonkin on November 4.2016

Jeff Von der Schmidt “I am happy to announce an important development for serious music in Việt Nam. On Friday November 4th 2016 in Hanoi at the second concert of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble we will begin a long term collaboration with the Ancient Music Ensemble of Tonkin”
Source: East Meets East: The Hà Nội New Music Ensemble and The Ancient Ensemble of Tonkin on November 4!

“WHAT IF…” by MMTM @ Heritage Space HANOI


Heritage Space’s pleased to introduce an exclusive musical nigth called “WHAT IF…”, performed by MMTM band
– A great harmony of Folk musik and New sounds
– The launch of New talented band MMTM
– Happening with the great Opening of Exhibition ‘LIMITED n INFINITIVE’ from project Month of Arts Practice 2016.

19:00 – 21:00, Sunday 30.10.2016
At Heritage Space.
MMTM will perform perfectly new works composed for the group by its musicians, Trí Minh and Vũ Nhật Tân, with the creation shown by the two traditional music artists Phạm Trà My and Ngô Trà My. The group will bring about unique, alluring and amazing of Vietnam’s new culture.

* QUARTET | Autumn wind
– 2 quartet, composed by Vũ Nhật Tân and Trí Minh
** TRIO | Still movement
– Trio 01: Tri Minh, Tân, Ngô Trà My (Monochord)
– Trio 02: Vũ Nhật Tân, Ngô Trà My (Monochord), Phạm Trà My (Zither)
*** DUO | Dialogue
– Duo 01: Vũ Nhật Tân vs Tri Minh
– Duo 02: Tri Minh vs Phạm Trà My (Zither)
– Duo 03: Vũ Nhật Tân vs Ngô Trà My (Monochord)
– Duo 04: Ngô Trà My (Monochord) vs Phạm Trà My (Zither)
**** SOLO
– solo 01: Phạm Trà My (Zither)
– solo 02: Ngô Trà My (Monochord)
– solo 03: Tri Minh
***** BONUS: MMTM quartet
* VENUE | Heritage Space
Dolphin Plaza
6 Nguyen Hoang st. (for car) | 28 Tran Binh st. (for bike)
Mỹ Đình 2, Nam Từ Liêm, Hà Nội
* TIME | 19:00 – 21:00, Sunday 30.10.2016

MMTM is a contemporary musical group which is established by the leading artists in the new music and traditional music of Vietnam. The band uses contemporary language of music mixed and created with a touch of traditional folk music. MMTM is formed with the aim to introduce to Vietnamese and international audience multiple dimensions of the new music of a new Vietnam, yet, preserve and develop the traditional folk music.
The group is formed by four leading artists in the contemporary music, electronic music and Vietnamese traditional music.

* VŨ NHẬT TÂN – Lecturer at Vietnam National Academy of Music, composer, pianist and electronic music artists
* TRÍ MINH – Musician, pianist and electronic music artist
* PHẠM TRÀ MY – Lecturer at Vietnam National Academy of music, master of Vietnamese zither “dan Tranh”
* NGÔ TRÀ MY – Lecturer at Vietnam National Academy of music, master of Dan Bau (monochord)

Hanoi Grapevine
TID group
Dolphin Plaza

Hanoi New Music Ensemble @ L’espace HANOI


Nhạc đương đại/Musique contemporaine
Hội trường L’Espace Auditorium de L’Espace
23.10.2016 – 20h00
Tarif Giá vé 170 000 VND
Tarif membre Giá vé thành viên 100 000 VND
Tarif étudiant Giá vé sinh viên 80 000 VND
Vé bán tại L’Espace từ ngày 23.09.2016

En 2015, les compositeurs Vũ Nhật Tân, Trần Kim Ngọc, le violoniste Phạm Trường Sơn et le chef d’orchestre Jeff von der Schmidt créent le projet « Hanoi New Music Ensemble » (HNME). Le HNME est destiné à faire connaître au public vietnamien une musique largement méconnue. En jouant le répertoire de la musique contemporaine vietnamienne et internationale, le HNME a contribué à bousculer les habitudes en propulsant les auditeurs dans l’inconnu. Venez à L’Espace à la rencontre de la pointe de la musique contemporaine. Au menu, des morceaux exceptionnels du répertoire français et vietnamiens … et pour beaucoup une rencontre avec l’inouï…

Hanoi New Music Ensemble (HNME) was founded in 2015 on the initiative of the composers Vu Nhat Tan and Tran Kim Ngoc, Pham Truong Son violinist and conductor Jeff Von Der Smith. HNME is a new music group founded with the goal of bringing Vietnamese contemporary music and the contemporary music from all around the world to Vietnam, and became an ambassador of contemporary music in Vietnam in the international arena. Through the introduction of contemporary musical works by Vietnamese and international composers, HNME hope to make an important contribution that change the negative habits of the public audiences in Vietnam.

Claude Debussy: Syrinx pour flûte en solo
Nguyễn Thiện Đạo : Khoi Khoi pour flûte en bambou
Olivier Messiaen: La merle noir pour flûte & piano
Didier Latroupe : Stèle pour flûte en solo
Trần Kim Ngọc : Résurrection de l’âme
Tôn Thất Tiết : Voyage & Thu Phong
Pierre Boulez : Derive 1
Vũ Nhật Tân : Mémoires

Hanoi New Music Ensemble (HNME) được thành lập năm 2015 theo sáng kiến của nhà soạn nhạc Vũ Nhật Tân, Trần Kim Ngọc, nghệ sĩ violon Phạm Trường Sơn và nhạc trưởng Jeff Von Der Smith. HNME là một nhóm nhạc mới thành lập với mục tiêu đưa âm nhạc đương đại Việt Nam và thế giới đến với công chúng Việt Nam, đồng thời trở thành một đại sứ của âm nhạc đương đại Việt Nam trên trường quốc tế. Thông qua việc giới thiệu các tác phẩm âm nhạc đương đại Việt Nam và quốc tế, HNME góp phần quan trọng làm thay đổi thói quen thẩm âm của công chúng Việt Nam.

Claude Debussy: Syrinx (độc tấu sáo)
Nguyễn Thiện Đạo : Khoi Khoi (sáo trúc Việt Nam)
Olivier Messiaen : Con sáo đen (sáo và piano)
Didier Latroupe : Bia đá (độc tấu sáo)
Trần Kim Ngọc : Phục hồn
Tôn Thất Tiết : Voyage & Thu Phong
Pierre Boulez: Chơi vơi 1
Vũ Nhật Tân : Ký ức

L’Espace _ 24 Tràng Tiền, Hanoi, Vietnam

[No Clouds]@Tranquil by Vu Nhat Tan[piano] Cherushi Die[electric violin]


Sat.October8, 2016[8pm]
Tranquil a little book coffee shop in Hanoi
5 Nguyen Quang Bich str., Hoan Kiem dist., Hanoi, Vietnam.

No Clouds.
New musical expression from Electronic Violinist Cherushi Die. Born in Moscow, Russia Cherushi was classically trained at a young age and later perfected her gift at Gnesin Music College. Now touring I’m Hanoi her next performance is here to clears the clouds away from your mind. Clarity appears when your mind isn’t cluttered with clouds. To thine own self be true -Cherushi
Ticket is sold at door for 150K/person, unlimited drinks are included.

Xin chào các bạn,
Anh Vũ Nhật Tân sẽ trở lại với Tranquil chúng ta trong một đêm nhạc ngẫu hứng (như thường lệ) sắp tới chơi cùng với nghệ sỹ violin người Nga gốc Việt Cherushi (Trang).
2 nghệ sỹ sẽ phối hợp giữa violin, piano, âm nhạc điện tử. Chắc chắn đêm nhạc sẽ là một trải nghiệm cực kỳ thú vị và độc đáo.
Chúng tôi xin phép phụ thu mức 150K/người, trong đó, đã bao gồm đồ uống (không giới hạn), có trà, cà phê, nước hoa quả, soft drinks và beer. Phụ thu sẽ được thu tại cửa event.
Thông tin thêm về hai nghệ sỹ và đêm nhạc chúng tôi sẽ tiếp tục gửi tới các bạn trong những ngày tới.
Xin cám ơn và hẹn gặp lại mọi người,

The Tale of Love


The Tale of Love
An improvised concert of acoustic piano and delicate Đàn Tranh by Vu Nhat Tan and Phan Y Ly
Come, let go all thoughts, open your heart and let yourself be merged in the mood of sensuality, love, and longing.

8.00 PM, Friday 23 September 2016
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich
Surcharge: 200,000 VND/person
Due to limited seating capacity, please email before Wed 21 Sept to reserve seats.

The concert is part of Manzi’s art programme supported by CDEF of the Danish Embassy
Communications Partners:
Hanoi Grapevine
And Of Other Things
The Word Vietnam

Vu Nhat Tan
Known as one of the pioneers in the contemporary music scene of Vietnam, composer Vu Nhat Tan has gained success in music events across Asia, Europe and Australia. In 2002, Vu Nhat Tan turned to experimental electronic music on computer platform, electronic equipment and music instruments. These works were introduced during his performances in Europe, America, Australia, China and Vietnam in collaboration with many classic and contemporary artists. Tan has lectured on composition and musicology at the Vietnam National Academy of Music since 1995

Phan Y Ly
Phan Y Ly, mysterious for most, emblematic for others, is a polyvalent artist, pure expression of femininity, genius of improvisation. Having performed many years as a dancer and contemporary theatre actress, she’s unveiled her inner-self; harmony and peace having carried her along an incredible life experience. After Europe, Africa, India, she has come back to her land, fulfilled with ethnic melodies and frenzic beats.
Ly had a life changing encounter in the Southern jungle with Duyet Thi Trang, a master of traditional instruments, descendant of the Nguyen royal dynasty and beholder of its ancestral techniques. Secluded in the lands of the Mekong delta, he teaches those who can listen to one’s own feels and energies. Surrounded by the sounds of the jungle, Ly started her journey to the mastery of the Dan Tranh, the authentic Vietnamese 16 strings instrument, inheriting from her shifu the belief that music should come from the heart and be free from all forms and restrictions.



[NO FILTER]@Heritage Space in HANOI

[NO FILTER in Heritage Space][PeterJacobson cello&VuNhatTan piano.Hanoi08.2016]
Heritage Space cordially introduce: NO FILTER
As a part of New Music event series, the night is held on the last Saturday of each month, and hosted by composer/producer Vu Nhat Tan at Heritage Space.
Time: 8PM Saturday 10th September 2016
Location: Heritage Space Library (mezzanine)
Floor 1. Dolphin Plaza Tower
6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike)
My Dinh II, Hanoi.
– Organised by: Heritage Space Art Center, Peter PT Jacobsson, Vu Nhat Tan
– Surcharge:
Public: 100 000 VND/ person
Member of Heritage Space: 50 000 VND / person
(Costs for organizers, performers and operation group; Heritage Space does not benefit)

NO FILTER is a night of fringe art music with captivating sounds by cellist/producer Peter PT Jacobson and experimental maverick Vu Nhat Tan. Using elements of classical music, nature sounds, noise, melodic cello loops, sampling and processing, Tan and Jacobson weave a fascinating tapestry of sounds and rhythms to groove to, inspired by the notion that we are all connected more deeply than we may realize. The semi acoustic performance will feature cello, piano, and electronics.
About artist:
Peter Jacobson is a cellist, producer, songwriter-singer, chamber musician, teacher and music selector who has recorded, performed and toured with renowned artists. He studied with Eleonore Schoenfeld at USC as well as at Cal Arts and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2013 he won a Grammy for best Latin Rock Alternative or Urban Album as a member of the group Quetzal. Mr. Jacobson has recorded cello for Dr. Dre and frequently plays alongside the San Diego Symphony. Pete has recorded for film and tv, including The Walking Dead. In 2000 he was a member of the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and has performed in the US, Mexico, Asia, Australia the Midlle East and Europe. He plays with Grammy winning Southwest Chamber Music, the Arohi Ensemble, the 440’s, SANGAM, ThE CoNcEnTr8s, Quartetto Fantastico, the Hutchins Consort and as a freelance cellist.

Vu Nhat Tan is Vietnamese composer based in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is specialized in symphonic, chamber music, solo instruments and traditional instruments. Having studied music in Vietnam (1991/95), Germany (2000/01) and the U.S (2002), Vu Nhat Tan has gained success in music events across Asia, Europe and Australia. In 2002, Vu Nhat Tan turned to experimental electronic music on computer platform, electronic equipment and music instruments. These works were introduced during his performances in Europe, America, Australia, China and Vietnam in collaboration with many classic and contemporary artists. Vu Nhat Tan has lectured on composition and musicology at the Vietnam National Academy of Music since 1995. He also has lectured on music from Vietnam in Australia and China.
Hanoi Grapevine
TID group
Dolphin Plaza
About organizer:
Heritage Space is a space for creativity, enjoyment and aims at new values in a contemporary cultural context. With an area of over 1000m2 located at Dolphin Plaza Building 1st floor, Heritage Space is an elegant and top modern architecture in Hanoi, including Gallery, Library, Multipurpose Room and Office with the capacity to organize many activities: Art Exhibition, Lecture, Music performance, Cinema, Workshop, Education and Teamwork. Heritage Space is run by a group of artists, curators, musicians, architects, those who wish to support, promote and develop the new factors in the creative industries in Vietnam.

A Night of Cello and Electronic Music “NO FILTER”

NO FILTER live recordings in Heritage Space