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.
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
CONCERT LIVE VIDEO
[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
Shades of the Sounds
Hanoi New Music Ensemble and Manzi Art Space are pleased to host ‘Shades of the Sounds’ – A contemporary music concert by the Hanoi New Music Ensemble and Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc the Ancient Music Group of Tonkin, featuring works by composer Vũ Nhật Tân and Tuồng – traditional opera of Vietnam.
8.00 PM, Saturday 08 Sept 2018
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
As a way of expression and cognition, music is a universal language to mankind. Each ethnic group, through its long history of formation and development, has created their own music with distinctive features and characteristics.
“Shades of the Sounds’ is a program combining contemporary music through the works by composer Vu Nhat Tan and Hát Tuồng – Vietnamese traditional music.
With the criterion “to sing as to behold”, Hát Tuồng is a captivating art form, its distinct vocal and performance techniques immerse the audience into different emotional states.
The concert is a journey into the sound of music of the Past and Present.
Due to limited seating capacity, please email email@example.com before Thurs 6 Sept 2018 to reserve seats.
Please note that the programme is not appropriate for audience under 12.
Hanoi Grapevine http://hanoigrapevine.com/
The Word Vietnam http://wordvietnam.com/
Hanoi New Music Ensemble https://hanoinewmusicensemble.org/
Dong Kinh Co Nhac https://www.facebook.com/dongkinhconhac/
links for more information
from Jeff von der Schmidt’s blog
live videos from the concert
In an exploration of classical and contemporary Vietnamese musical traditions, the Asia Society welcomes to our stage Houston’s globally-focused Apollo Chamber Players alongside award-winning musicians Vân-Ánh (Vanessa) Võ and Vũ Nhât Tân. In this illuminating evening, these talented performers and composers will explore the themes emerging in their work through a demonstration of their instruments and an engaging panel discussion.
About the Apollo Chamber Players
Matthew J. Detrick, violin; Artistic, Executive Director and Founder
Anabel Ramirez, violin
Whitney Bullock, viola; Education Director
Matthew Dudzik, cello
Houston-based Apollo Chamber Players’ mission is to explore the cultural and folkloric influences in classical music. The group presents thematically-programmed concerts both regionally and nationally. In September 2014, the organization launched a multi-year commissioning project, 20×2020, with a new work by Grammy® winning composer Libby Larsen, and the ensemble has concertized with acclaimed artists James Dunham, Ivo-Jan van der Werff, Timothy Pitts, Ismail Lumanovski, Viktor Valkov, and Robin Kesselman. Winner of HoustonPress’ 2014 MasterMinds award, Apollo was one of three organizations in Houston to be recognized for positively impacting the local arts community. Passionate about arts education, the ensemble curates culturally-enriching programs for performance through Young Audiences of Houston, and it has performed concerts and presented masterclasses for schools and festivals across the country.
About the Artists
Vân-Ánh Võ is one of the finest performers of Vietnamese traditional instruments in the world and a rapidly emerging composer. She dedicates her life to creating music by blending the wonderfully unique sounds of Vietnamese instruments with other music genres, and fusing deeply rooted Vietnamese musical traditions with fresh new structures and compositions. Since settling in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2001, Vân-Ánh has focused on collaborating with musicians across different music genres to create new works, bringing Vietnamese traditional music to a wider audience and preserving her cultural legacy through teaching. Additionally, she has been co-composer and arranger for the Oscar® nominated and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary, Daughter from Danang (2002), and the Emmy® Awards winning film and soundtrack for Bolinao 52 (2008). Vân-Ánh recently became the first Vietnamese artist to perform at the White House. In addition to the zither (đàn Tranh), Vân-Ánh also performs as soloist on the monochord (đàn Bầu), the bamboo xylophone (đàn T’rung), traditional drums (trống) and other traditional instruments.
Vũ Nhât Tân is a Vietnamese composer of experimental, chamber, and piano music, as well as electronic and multimedia works that have been performed around the world. Tân studied piano at Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, where he earned degrees in secondary education in composition and musicology in 1991, as well as a Bachelor of Music in 1995. He later studied computer music and new music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Cologne in 2000-2001. His honors include Third Prize in the composition for traditional instruments competition of the Vietnam Composers Association in Hanoi in 1992 for Chamber Piece for Traditional Vietnamese Instruments, and First Prize in the Saint-German-en-Laye competition in 1995, for Ky Uc – Memory. His music has been performed in Australia, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Mongolia, Switzerland, the USA, and Vietnam, including at the Roaring Hoofs Festival in Ulaanbaatar (2000), the Louisiana Festival of Contemporary Music in Baton Rouge (2002), the Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth (2003), and the Asian Music Festival in Tokyo (2003).
Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, and the Anchorage Foundation. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, Miller Theatre Advisory Board, New England Foundation for the Arts. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with Apollo Chamber Players.
Performing Arts and Culture Sponsors
more information on the link by Jeff von der Schmidt, conductor of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble
Opposites Attract: The Music of Alexandra du Bois and Vũ Nhật Tân
Apollo Chamber Players links and live video
Saturday, 17 March 2018, 8 pm
Venue: Halle, Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-60 Nguyen Thai Hoc str, Ba Dinh dist
The Goethe-Institut Hanoi is delighted to present “Night Rain” – a concert of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble.
1. Vu Nhat Tan and Pham Truong Son: Electronic & Violin
2. Nguyen Thien Dao: “Khói Trương Chi” for Đàn Bầu
3. Vu Nhat Tan: “Mưa” for String Quartet
4. Arnold Schoenberg: “Transfigured Night” (Vietnamese Premiere)
“Night Rain” comes to Hà Nội, the next program of the Hà Nội New Music Ensemble!
Schoenberg‘s ”Transfigured Night” receives its Vietnamese premiere, a big step forward for my hardworking friends. I’m happy Ngo Tra My will perform a work written for her by Nguyễn Thiên Đạo, the Xenakis of Asia.
Technology guru Vũ Nhật Tân will have two works on the program. The Vietnamese understand family better than anything – I’ve tagged our friends in Schoenberg‘s family, so from Los Angeles to Vienna to Hà Nội to Venice best wishes all around!
Hanoi New Music Ensemble members and conductor:
– Jeff Von Der Schmidt: Conductor
– Vu Nhat Tan: Composer, Electronic player
– Pham Truong Son: Violin
– Vu Thi Khanh Linh: Violin
– Khuc Van Khoa: Viola
– Tran Ngoc Thuy: Viola
– Dao Tuyet Trinh: Cello
– Nguyen Hong Anh: Cello
– Ngo Tra My: Đàn bầu
Night Rain home rehearsal
Pham Truong Son violin
Vu Nhat Tan electronic effects