HANOISE (Âm thanh Hà Nội) by the Hanoi New Music Ensemble

Two Vietnamese premieres and a World premiere
October 11, 2019, 8pm
Small concert hall, Vietnam National Academy of Music
No.77 Hao Nam str, Dong Da dist,

October 12, 2019, 8pm
Concert Hal, HoChiMinh Conservatory
112 Nguyen Du str, Dist 1
* Conductor: Honna Tetsuji
* Guest artists:
Lucas Fels, Cello
Nina Janßen-Deinzer, Clarinet

* The Hanoi New Music Ensemble
Pham Truong Son, Violin
Dao Mai Anh, Violin
Do Huong Tra My, Viola
Ngo Tra My, Monochord
Pham Tra My, Zither
Pham Quynh Trang, Piano
Lu Manh Cuong, Percussion
Jörg Widmann – Fieberphantasie (1999)
Vu Nhat Tan – Hanoise (2019)
Olivier Messiaen – Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps (1941)
Friday night October 11. At the Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam The Goethe Institute will present a performance by the Hanoi New Music Ensemble with two famous artists: Nina Janßen-Deinzer clarinet and Lucas Fels. by German composer Jörg Widmann and French Olivier Messiaen, this will also be the launch of the latest “HANOISE” (Hanoi Sound) by Vietnamese composer Vu Nhat Tan.

Talented conductor Honna Tetsuji, who has conducted many concerts of Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra VNSO will conduct this night.

Here about Hanoi New Music Ensemble, the first professional group of contemporary music in Vietnam, with the goal of performing the best New music in Vietnam and Internationally.
Composer Vu Nhat Tan is art director and violinist Pham Truong Son is executive director.
Hanoi New Music Ensemble has performed at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, the Manzi Art Space, the French Cultural Institute in Hanoi-L’Espace and the Goethe-Institut. Members of the group include professional music lecturers and teachers, who are professors at the Vietnam National Academy of Music or performing in the Vietnam National Orchestra.

Works in the show also include:
In “Fieberphantasie” from 1999, Jörg Widmann studied the melody of Robert Schumann. He described it as a kind of “fever curve”: “suspense, flickering, steaming” with “a myriad of smaller and bigger wave crests in the big lines”. Symbols include performance points, not containing a specific sound level, but with detailed presentation instructions.
Jörg Widmann (* 1973) is one of the most interesting and versatile artists and composers of his generation …

QUATUOR POUR LA FIN DU TEMPS “Quartet for the end of the age”, the content of the work is also about the end of the world. French composer Olivier Messian finished his work with a total of eight sentences as a prisoner in a prisoner of war camp in Görlitz in Germany …

HANOISE (Hanoi Sound)
Famous composer Vu Nhat Tan extracts and condenses the sounds of the Vietnamese capital into a contemporary musical art work. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, Vu Nhat Tan will introduce a new piece written specifically for the string group of Hanoi New Music Ensemble entitled HANOISE (Hanoi Sound). This is an extremely valuable contribution to the treasure of contemporary art in Vietnam. As the name of the work, “Hanoi Sound” reflects the city’s unique atmosphere and mix of colorful sounds: A cultural meeting between East and West through contemporary music.

Information about conductor, artists and program, please go to our website

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Opening Night: ‘Cities In Transition’ Art Exhibition

Mukang Fields returns with some cosmic funky space jazz at Urban Gentry on the 27th, along with some great art and photography and other musicians performing too (including a set by one of the OG experimental musicians of the Hanoi scene Vu Nhat Tan). Join us for the opening night of ‘Cities In Transition’, a joint art exhibition featuring works by William P. Badger, Jr. (paintings and drawings) and Wouter Vanhees (photography). William’s work incorporates images from his time in Vietnam he sees as fleeting amid the coming industrialization of things. Wouter’s work focuses on life at street level amid the rising cities of Vietnam.
Live music by:
6pm Opening, with music by Paolo Chiabrando
8pm Mukang Fields (first set)
9pm Vu Nhat Tan
10pm Mukang Fields (second set)


Heritage ÉP launch: Tìm em/ Qua đêm trăng sạch

Heritage Space, re-locating to a new ‘planet’, night after night, has been preparing a tiny ‘feast’, for our new housewarming, a tiny house but sweet and dreamy (and not far, not far at all, anymore). Great gratefulness to all the South-to-North artists that gather here to take us to the moon.
We would love to invite all the old and new friends to join our language – music – movement feast: “Heritage ÉP launch: Tìm em/Qua đêm trăng sạch” (Seeking for you/Through a clear moon night). And this time, it’s gonna be a much more familiar and fun performing atmosphere.
List of main performances:
#0: Tìm em/ Qua thư viện sạch… (Seeking for you/Through a clean library…)
#1: Cánh đồng, con ngựa, chuyến tàu (The field, the horse, the train) – an experimental musical translation of the same poem – đàn tranh duo, vocal, sound objects,.. [with: Hoài Anh + Hà Thuý Hằng]
#2: Jờ Joạcx – bamboo flute, jew harp, electronic instruments and movements on “music pallete” – a special interactive D.I.Y ‘instrument’ invented by Alec Schachner [with: Alec Schachner + Duy Rùa + Kim]
#3: Hanoise – field recording, synthersizer, percussion. A project of Vu Nhat Tan, in duo with Ngo Tra My dan Bau and voice


New Music from VIETNAM

Hanoi New Music Ensemble introduce “New Music From Vietnam”
Date of concert: 19h30 Friday, July 19, 2019
Venue: Pasca Sarjana Concert Hall,
Suryodiningtan, No.8. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Hanoi Goethe Institute is sponsor and partner of the concert.

New Music is rooted in history and the customs of the people where it comes from. New music from Vietnam reflects sacrifice, faith and aspirations of the people of Vietnam. Delivering this message is a challenging ambition yet justifiable and necessary. This is our statement of beliefs as the Hanoi New Music Ensemble

We are happy to share the news that Hanoi New Music Ensemble (HNME) will be performing on Friday July 19, 2019 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This is HNME’s first concert tour to present Vietnamese New Music.
We sincerely thank the Goethe-Institute Hanoi who makes our tour possible. And we thank New Yogyakarta Contemporary Ensemble for organizing the concert. Thank you all very much!
01. Do Nhuan: “Tay Nguyen”, String Quartet
Pham Truong Son, Violin 1. Vu Thi Khanh Linh, Violin 2. Do Huong Tra My, Viola. Dao Tuyet Trinh, Cello
02. Ton That Tiet: “Autumn Wind”, Duo Violin and Piano
Pham Truong Son, Violin. Pham Quynh Trang, Piano
03. Vietnamese Traditional Folk Songs: “Trong Com”, “Ly Ngua O”. Piano Trio
(Arranged by Vu Nhat Tan)
Vu Thi Khanh Linh, Violin, Dao Tuyet Trinh, Cello. Pham Quynh Trang, Piano
04. Vu Nhat Tan: “Five Elements” (Special version) Full ensemble
Tran Thu Thuy, Vocal, Pham Quynh Trang, Piano. Vu Nhat Tan, Bamboo flute. Pham Truong Son, Violin 1, Vu Thi Khanh Linh, Violin 2. Do Huong Tra My, Viola. Dao Tuyet Trinh, Cello, Lu Manh Cuong, Percussion.

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Vu Nhat Tan
FIVE ELEMENTs (Special Version, live in Pascasarjana ISI Yogyakarta)

HANOI NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE in Goethe Institute Hanoi [2019]



Tie^’p va` No^’i ON the PATH of the ANCESTORS

Tie^'p vs No^'i On the Paths of the Ancestors [VNAM 2019]color

HANOI NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE and ĐÔNG KINH CỔ NHẠC THE ANCIENT MUSIC GROUP OF TONKIN are sincerely present our most important concert in the year of 2019


TIẾP và NỐI / On the Path of the Ancestors Vietnam National Academy of Music the Large Concert Hall No.77 Hao Nam str, Dong Da dist, Hanoi Friday, March 22, 2019, 8pm FREE ENTRY


Grammy Award winning conductor Jeff von der Schmidt returns to conduct the Hanoi New Music Ensemble in a concert of three generations of Vietnamese new music. The concert opens with “JIJI” by Luong Hue Trinh, welcoming her back to Hanoi after completing her studies in Hamburg, Germany. JIJI is dedicated to her teacher Georg Hadju and uses ancient dan tranh with instruments and technology. “TUYEN LUA” by Nguyen Thien Dao is from the war years of 1968 and then the iron horse victory of Vietnamese boy hero Phu Dong. The concert ends with the world premiere of “METAL WATER FIRE” with the poetry of Nguyen Duy and music of Vu Nhat Tan, combining soloist Tran Thu Thuy with Hanoi New Music Ensemble and Dong Kinh Co Nhac the Ancient Music Group of Tonkin. This concert also begins a regional collaboration between Hanoi New Music Ensemble and the HongKong New Music Ensemble with players Karina Yau and Chronicle Li coming to Hanoi from Hong Kong




In the Path of the Ancestors with the Hà Nội New Music Ensemble

1,000 Dragons Rising: In the Path of the Ancestors Triumph for the Hà Nội New Music Ensemble




[Vu Nhat Tan]Kim Thuy Hoa – Metal Water Fire for Hanoi New Music Ensemble and Dong Kinh Co Nhac the Ancient Music Group of Tonkin, conductor Jeff von der Schmidt, live in Grand Concert Hall of Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hanoi March 22, 2019


The Old Quarter Story/ Royal Court Music Program – Gold in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Royal Court Music Program – Gold in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
The Old Quarter Music Program celebrates Vietnam Heritage Day
Center for Cultural Exchange of the Old Quarter 50 Dao Duy Tu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Saturday November 23rd, 2018, 8pm

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Royal Court Music which was honored by UNESCO as the immaterial masterpiece of humanity. The Phu Xuan Royal Court Music Group, where Hue Royal Court Music played and spread, will be accompanied by Dong Kinh Co Nhac the Ancient Music Group of Tonkin in a special music program to introduce to the audience of the capital of the precious musical heritage of the nation
The Masters of Royal Court Music from Hue, Master Thanh Tam, artist Tran Thao will harmonize with the artists of Dong Kinh Co Nhac the Ancient Music Group of Tonkin, through the Ancient Citadel Program to send to the audience the gift of Vietnamese Heritage Music

The program is free for public, because the space is small and the number of seats are limited we are expecting you to come early to have your seats
Co-host by Dong Kinh Co Nhac The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin and the VNTG

Live videos from the concert