Category: MUSIC

Thoughts of the Winter Moon

Hanoi New Music Ensemble, Dong Kinh Co Nhac and the VNTG are present
Friday 20h 02-02-2018 VietNam National Academy of Music No.77. Hao Nam st. —– Dong Da dist, HANOI
We are opening our season 2018 with:

The program will be all Vietnamese music with
Nguyen Thien Dao
Vu Nhat Tan
Nguyen Minh Nhat
and The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin Dong Kinh Co Nhac

Conductor: Grammy Award-winning Jeff Von Der Schmidt.
Seats are reserved by contacts bellow and they are FREE of charged.
You are invited!

01. Ancient Vietnamese Music: “Đàn-Phách”
Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin “The harmony of three Vietnamese traditional instruments (Nguyet, Nhi, Tranh) with the rhythms of bamboo percussion and leather cover (De drum, Com drum)


02. NguyễnThiênĐạo:
TuyếnLửa (movement from complete piece for string quartet & percussion)
PhạmTrườngSơn, violin 1-VũThịKhánhLinh, violin 2-KhúcVănKhoa, viola – ĐàoTuyếtTrinh,cello –  LữMạnhCường, Gõ.
In 1969 the work of “Fire Rings” at the International Festival of Modern Art Royan, Nguyen Thien Dao is a Vietnamese name emerged as a phenomenon in the academic world. The work is epic about the fierce struggle of the Vietnamese people.

03. VũNhậtTân:
“Châm” for String Quartet
TrườngSơn, KhánhLinh, VănKhoa, Tuyết Trinh
“Cha^m” được sáng tác vào năm 2001 khi Vu Nhat Tan đang học sáng tác và âm nhạc điện tử tại Hochshulefuer Music Cologne, Đức. Tan  được truyền cảm hứng bởi sự pha trộn giữa 2 yếu tố: âm nhạc điện tử và Âm nhạc cổ truyền Việt Nam. Tác phẩm Châm chính là kết quả pha trộn giữa 2 yếu tố này.
“Cha^m” was composed in 2001 when Vu Nhat Tan was studying composition and electronic music at Hochshulefuer Music, Cologne, Germany. Tan is inspired by a mixture of two elements: electronic music and Vietnamesetraditional music. The composition is the result of these two elements.

04. Nguyễn Minh Nhật:
Rise/Fall for Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano & String Quartet
NguyễnTrọngBằng, Flute -NguyễnQuốcBảo, Clarinet -PhạmTrườngSơn, Violin – VũThịKhánhLinh, violin -KhúcVănKhoa, viola – ĐàoTuyết Trinh, Cello – LữMạnhCường, Gõ – TrầnTháiLinh, Piano
“Rise and Fall” depicts a journey from a downfall to the process of rebuilding to rise again. Any downfall or failure tends to collapse quickly as it is constituted of factors, may it be personal or external that piles up overtime before reaching a limit. The piece starts first with the result that rapidly occurs due to past events and then is followed by causation, instead of the more typical cause-and-effect model. Therefore, what happens before the downfall and after the rebuilding stage is left unknown, leaving a sense of the music being unfinished and cyclical. The original idea and instrumentation have been thought to write for the Hanoi New Music Ensemble.

The Hanoi New Music Ensemble
is the first professional contemporary music ensemble in Vietnam. It’s mission is to present the finest Vietnamese new music throughout Vietnam and represent Vietnam to international audiences.
Composer and artistic director Vu Nhat Tan, and Pham Truong Son, violinist and executive director, founded the Ensemble in 2015 after Tan’s participation in the 2010 Ascending Dragon Cultural Exchange and Music Festival, the largest cultural exchange in history between the United States and Vietnam. Southwest Chamber Music (Los Angeles) produced the exchange with the support of the U.S. Department of State. In 2015, Southwest Chamber Music’s artistic director and conductor Jeff von der Schmidt, and executive director Jan Karlin, were appointed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture to become the first American artistic advisors to Vietnam and the Hanoi New Music Ensemble.
The Hanoi New Music Ensemble performs in Hanoi at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, Manzi Art Space, InstitutFrançais de Hanoi – L’Espace, and the Goethe Institute. The members of the ensemble are amongst the nation’s finest professional musicians and teachers, serving as professors at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and also performing with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.


Musiques Anciennes | La musique de Palais et les Chants des Cités Antiques

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
January 20, 2018 at 8pm
Tel: (84-24) 39 36 21 64

“Ai vô xứ Huế, ai ra Bắc thành” là một đêm trình diễn âm nhạc của hai miền đất văn hiến: Huế và Hà Nội. Nhóm nghệ thuật Đông kinh cổ nhạc và câu lạc bộ Nhã nhạc và ca Huế Phú Xuân sẽ cùng đồng tấu trong đêm diễn những bài bản cổ truyền kinh điển của hai miền cố đô. Đây là cuộc gặp gỡ hiếm có của các bậc thầy ca nhạc hai miền. Giọng ca Huế trữ tình, quyền quý của nghệ nhân Thanh Tâm cùng hòa quyện với giọng ca Bắc phóng khoáng, bay bổng của NSND Thanh Hoài, tiếng hồ xẩm ấm áp của NSND Xuân Hoạch cùng vang vọng với giọng nhị Huế trầm tư của nghệ nhân Trần Thảo. Bằng lời ca, tiếng phách, tiếng sênh, chương trình muốn đưa lại cho khán giả những cảm thụ chân thật về tiếng nhạc Việt Nam

An exceptional evening that brings together Hanoi and Hue’s styles of folk music. The music groups Đông kinh cổ nhạc (Early Music of Tonkin) and Nhã nhạc – ca Huế Phú Xuân (Music from the Palace of Hue) will present music repertoires of these old capitals of Vietnam. Thanh Tam, the last vocalist of the Royal Court of Hue, will be joined by Thanh Hoai from the North regions with her signature voice. The sophisticated sounds of đàn nhị Huế (two-stringed bowed musical instrument) by Tran Thao will be accompanied by Xuan Hoach’s delicate hồ xẩm (a style of singing)

Soirée exceptionnelle qui réunit sur scène les deux styles de musiques anciennes du Vietnam. Le groupe Đông kinh cổ nhạc (musique ancienne de Tonkin) et le groupe Nhã nhạc – ca Huế Phú Xuân (musique du palais de Hue) présenteront le répertoire de leurs régions respectives. La voix pleine de noblesse et de douceur de Mme Thanh Tam, la dernière chanteuse de la Cour Royale de Hue, se joindra à la voix aux timbres typiques du delta du fleuve rouge de Mme Thanh Hoai. Les jeux sophistiqués de la vièle de Hue de M. Tran Thao seront accompagnés par les vibrations délicates du monocorde de M. Xuan Hoach

MIRROR OF MEMORY A Mix of Vietnamese New and Old MUSIC

Hanoi New Music Ensemble and Dong Kinh Co Nhac the Ancient Music Group of Tonkin
Tấm Gương Ký Ức
01. Nhạc Cổ “TIẾNG LÀNG”
Biểu diễn/ Perform by
Nhóm Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc/The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin

Vietnamese Traditional Music” The Village’s Sound”
An opening piece that presents tradition Vietnamese music scenes of Cheo, Tuong and Communal temple music, to bring forward the full spectrum of Vietnamese traditional music
“Ca Trù” Prelude for/cho piano solo
Biểu diễn/Perform by Dr. Nguyễn Minh Anh

This piano Prelude is an attempt to imitate vocal fluctuations and vibrato found in ca tru using the equal tuning of the piano that has only semitones as the smallest intervals. This is contradictory as the singer is able to flexibly use microtones, which are smaller the semitones on the piano. But will using flashes of cluster to create a blur effect work?
The piece carries familiar Ca tru figures from the melody in the voice, the lute patterns and drums as the base material or inspiration for musical ideas.
Mirror of Memory for Stringquartet
Biểu diễn/Perform by the Hanoi New Music Ensemble Stringquartet

Miroir, memoires by Ton That Tiet was written in 2011 and is dedicated to Jeff Von der Schmidt, Jan Karlin and Southwest Chamber Music. The composer presented it to us in Paris as a surprise present thanking us for our work for new music in Vietnam. In three short movements, the quartet is quietly meditative, patient, sometimes active, but always returns to a sense of centered tranquility. Tiet writes that to understand his music one must study Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism, a spiritual journey infused by Asian thought and Western instruments.
KIM (Metal) for the Hanoi New Music Ensemble and Dong Kinh Co Nhac The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin
Dedicated to Stephen Lesser
Biểu diễn/Perform by the Hanoi New Music Ensemble and Dong Kinh Co Nhac The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin

“Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth” are the Five Natural Elements (or Five Movements) that constitute all things in ancient Asia philosophy
These Five Elements move back and forth in a Positive or Negative direction so that by its operation it produces life on earth
“Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth” is also the name of a poem about the human, life and environment of the 20th century, written by Nguyen Duy, an important author of modern Vietnamese literature
“Kim” is a piece of music that was created in the philosophical thinking and thought of the poem
“Kim” is the first element of the Five Movements. Kim is also the first piece to be written for both the Contemporary Music Group and Vietnamese Traditional Music Group
The work has the desire to open the door to the Movement of Sound and of Creative Thinking
Conductor Jeff Von der Schmidt
Artistic Adviser Jan Karlin
The Artists
Hanoi New Music Ensemble
Phạm Trường Sơn, violin
Vũ Thị Khánh Linh, violin
Khúc Văn Khoa, viola
Đào Tuyết Trinh, cello
Nguyễn Quốc Bảo, clarinet
Nguyễn Trọng Bằng, flute
Nguyễn Nhật Quang, bộ gõ
Trần Thu Thủy, hát

Nhóm Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin
– NSND Xuân Hoạch
– NSND Minh Gái
– NSND Thanh Hoài
– NSUT Thúy Ngần
– NSUT Tuấn Cường
– Hiền Thảo, hát
– NSUT Văn Chính
– NSUT Đức Mười
– Nghệ nhân Đàm Quang Minh
– Nghệ sĩ Hữu Đạt
– Nghệ sĩ Thế Quang
– Nghệ sĩ Nguyễn Hải Đăng
– Nhà thơ Nguyễn Duy, đọc thơ/poet

“One step at a time” by Jan Karlin

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Composer Vu Nhat Tan

After the inaugural 2012 LA International New Music Festival in Los Angeles, composer-in-residence Vu Nhat Tan turned to Jeff and me, remarking that “Once is not enough!” He was wrapping up six weeks in Los Angeles, courtesy of the Asian Cultural Council in New York City, and we had spent much time dreaming of next steps for contemporary music in his hometown of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Southwest Chamber Music’s historic Ascending Dragon Music Festival in 2010, the largest cultural exchange between Vietnam and the U.S., had left us with many questions about the U.S. Department of State’s goal of identifying a new generation of cultural leaders. Had we accomplished this goal? What would be the followup to the project and would it have lasting results? Had we influenced the cultural life of another country, one with which we are tied together with a challenging history?

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Dreaming of next steps for contemporary music in Hanoi

We have observed over the past twelve years, with eight trips to Vietnam, that the country is definitely on the move. Tan is part of a generation who studied outside of Vietnam but decided to return to his country rather than make his career abroad. His participation in Ascending Dragon encouraged him to think in new directions, especially after music critic Mark Swed wrote in the LA Times that Tan was ready to take his place on the international stage.

A rapid-prototyping session about Tan’s ideas at the Drucker Institute at Claremont University during Tan’s residency identified three goals: Hanoi needed its first New Music Ensemble; the Hanoi composers and new ensemble should find ways to interact with other new music communities in southeast and east Asia; and we needed to encourage continuing interaction with the American Embassy’s cultural division as well as other countries’ cultural representatives in Hanoi.

We returned to Hanoi for the first time after Ascending Dragon in 2013. Our friends couldn’t have been more welcoming, and Tan was ready for us to help him with his new ideas. With our past experiences working in Vietnam, Jeff knew that we could only be effective if we had an official position. In the U.S., we would have been placed on a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board, but these structures do not exist in the same way in Vietnam. We suggested to Tan that we needed a title and proposed that we both be appointed as the first American artistic advisors to a new group, the Hanoi New Music Ensemble. We could share our experiences as founding directors of 30-year old Southwest Chamber Music to help establish Vietnam’s first contemporary music group.

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Ton That Tiet with Jeff in 2016

In the past, contemporary music in Vietnam reflected the Russian model of mostly encouraging composers of pop music, commercials, film, military functions and television. Experimental music was not part of the cultural environment. An older generation of serious Vietnamese composers had emigrated abroad because of the French and American wars. The two grandfathers, Nguyen Thien Dao and Ton That Tiet, moved to Paris in the 1950s and became French citizens. They both have had great international successes with major conductors and international commissions for new works. Tiet is a friend of Tan’s father and was very influential when he met Tan as a young composer. We were thrilled when Dao appeared in Hanoi for Ascending Dragon to hear a performance of his work for double bass performed by Southwest bassist Tom Peters.

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Composer Nguyen Thien Dao with Jeff in 2015

The situation in Vietnam for 20th century Western instrumental technique reflected the history of the country. During three wars with France, the U.S. and China, musicians could rarely have the luxury of looking outside of their own boundaries. We affectionately say that the instrumentalists unfortunately skipped the 20th century, with few if any performances of works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Messiaen, Bartok, Takemitsu, Cage, Carter and even Debussy and Ravel. Shostakovich was the token new music composer occasionally played. There are also many traditional musicians performing extraordinary Vietnamese music whose music was denigrated by colonialist powers as unimportant and unworthy of an audience; this traditional music is beginning to find an audience as the Vietnamese embrace their own historic creative culture.

The situation Tan and other Vietnamese contemporary composers found was that they had the skills to compose for instruments, but there were not experienced musicians to play their music. There also were not any conductors or teachers versed in 20th century techniques. As Rector Dr. Thanh said to me on our first meeting in 2005 when we enquired as to the purpose of Southwest coming to Vietnam, “if our students do not know all of 20th century music, they will not be able to take their place on the world stage.” Many of the composers whose works we presented on our 2006 and 2010 Ascending Dragon tours had never been heard in Vietnam.

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Jeff with Tan and composer Tran Kim Ngoc who also returned home after study in Germany and the U.S.

How should Tan set up a new music ensemble in Hanoi? As former Southwest board president Mary Schander observed, a developing country suffers from not having examples of successful organizations. When we began Southwest Chamber Music, we could look to numerous other groups such as Kronos Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the London Sinfonietta as examples of success. There is a national chamber music service organization, Chamber Music America, that provides workshops, conferences, grants and networking. There are non-profits that provide lawyers for incorporation, marketing advice, and development seminars. None of this was available in Vietnam, only two American artistic advisors with a lot of expertise!

What we could offer was our experience setting up our organization from the very beginning. Unlike consultants from large orchestras or presenting organizations, Jeff and I had done it all: developed the structure, organized and performed in the ensemble, marketed and presented the concerts, found the donors, created educational programs, wrote the grants, hired the staff, developed the website, toured in the U.S. and abroad, and responded to changes in the arts environment over time. It was “one step at a time, day by day, and year by year.”

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Discussing the future of new music with Tan and violinist Pham Truong Son

It took two and a half years for our appointments to become reality. Navigating the government and the Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM) took time as this was the first appointment of Americans as cultural advisors. In August 2015 we received our official stamp from the Ministry of Culture, and we were asked to travel to Hanoi in September for three concerts in October – welcome to our new positions!

Tan had chosen three beautiful venues for the inaugural concerts of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble – the Old Quarter Cultural Center, Manzi Art Space and the new auditorium at VNAM. The ensemble would present the first music performance at the Old Quarter space, a small arts center in the historic center of the city. Geir Johnson from Norway had spearheaded the addition on the top floor of an intimate concert space with beautiful acoustics.

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(L to R) Ambassador Ted Osius, his husband Clayton Bond, myself and my husband Jeff von der Schmidt

Upon arrival in Hanoi, we met with our colleagues at the American embassy with whom we had worked closely over the past decade. We invited U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius to attend the inaugural concert and asked if the Embassy could sponsor a small reception on site following the concert. We were pleasantly surprised when we were informed that the Ambassador not only wished to attend and address the audience (in Vietnamese!) but also wanted to host a special reception at his residence for the ensemble, composers and specially invited guests, in honor of our appointments as American artistic advisors. We were thrilled, to put it mildly!

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Reception with Ambassador Ted Osius, Jeff and members of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble at the Ambassador’s residence

All three concerts were successful, with capacity crowds at the Old Quarter Cultural Center and Manzi Art Space. The concert at VNAM outdrew the local orchestra. The paying audience was overwhelmingly young and Vietnamese, enthusiastically listening to their own contemporary creativity. The reception at the Ambassador’s residence introduced the new ensemble’s members to business leaders, diplomats and other important guests. Two other concerts in the spring kept the ensemble moving forward with solo and small ensemble works without conductor. There was great enthusiasm and plans were made to invite us back the following fall.

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Inaugural concert of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble at the Old Quarter Cultural Center
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Composer Tran Kim Ngoc acknowledging the audience at the Manzi Art Space
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Tan and Jeff after the performance at the Vietnam National Academy of Music

We were off to a good start and the challenge was how to keep it growing and moving forward. Jeff and I had plenty of good ideas, but we knew the group had to proceed one step at a time. Tan and the ensemble needed to absorb their success and decide how they should proceed. Obviously there was an audience eager for what they had to offer their community. Jeff and I returned home elated. The initial steps had been positive and encouraging. We were determined to help the Hanoi New Music Ensemble inspire their audiences with new Vietnamese creativity.

Source: One step at a time

HEINE’S “LYRICAL INTERMEZZO” in collaboration with “Dong Kinh Co Nhac – The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin”

Goethe Institute Hanoi
56 Nguyen Thai Hoc str, Ba Dinh dist.

Presented by the traditional Vietnamese Music Ensemble “DONG KINH CO NHAC – The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin”
In cooperation with translator Mrs. Chu Thu Phương
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) is one of the most important poets of Romanticism. His lyrics are in the canon of the German and world literature of the XIXth century. His “Lyrical Intermezzo” was translated into Vietnamese by the translator Chu Thu Phuong
His lyrics seems appropriate for an adaptation by the rich Vietnamese musical tradition of poetic performances. The music ensemble “DONG KINH CO NHAC” has prepared a program devoted to Heinrich Heine, entitled “Lyric and Tradition”. They will put Heine’s poems onto stage through a variety of Vietnamese theatrical such as “Tương tư khúc” of Huế singing, “Du Xuân” of Chèo, “Cờn Nam” and “Vãn” “of Chầu Văn.

Presentation and Reading Chu Thu Phương
Music ensemble DONG KINH CO NHAC
Transcription into Vietnamese lyrical forms Đàm Quang Minh
Traditional singing Künstlerin des Volkes Frau Thanh Hoài
Music edition Künstler des Volkes: Frau Thanh Hoài, Herr Vũ Nhật Tân
Musical styles Hát Chầu Văn; Ca Huế; Hát Chèo; Hát Tuồng; Hát Xẩm; Ngâm thơ Mới

‘Intransmission’ Hanoi 2017

‘Intransmission’ is a series of experimental multidisciplinary live art shows exploring individual perception and collective experience. Its first edition will take place in Hanoi.

Dates: 29th September – 1st October 2017
Place: Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyễn Hoàng, Hanoi

‘Intransmission’ Hanoi aims to provide an immersive experience, and we thus hope to keep as many details secret as possible to maximise the surprise effect for all of you!
This is why we can’t give you a complete rundown of what we’ve planned for inside.
What we can tell you however, is that there will be two separate rooms. While each room will contain its own site-specific art installation and distinct music act, they will both be connected: audio and visuals from Room 1 will be live-streamed to Room 2, undergoing distortions in the process.
Participating artists and collaborators: Think Playgrounds (installation, Space 1), Daniel Day Long & Julien Noyer (visuals, Space 2), Rec Room (sound design for both spaces), Hai Duy (percussion, Space 1), Linh Ha (vocals, Space 1), Nguyen Thu Thuy (dan ty ba, Space 1), Vu Nhat Tan (music, Space 2), Alistair Hobson (music, Space 2), Numbfoot (music, Space 1 & 2) and Quan (music, Space 2).

About ‘Intransmission’:
‘Intransmission’ explores the concept of perception, and what we call ‘derivative experience’ (i.e. indirect experience through an external narrative).
Two main themes will emerge throughout this series:
1. How individual perception conditions communication channels.
Do we see reality for what it really is? How do our memories and past experiences influence our perception of the world around us? To what extent is our understanding of reality conditioned by mass media, and what are the consequences of this global scale phenomenon?
2. What is lost in channels of communication.
We are interested in exploring what happens when we communicate our realities with others, and specifically what elements of our realities get distorted or lost in the process.
The series thus explores the ‘lack of transmission’ (i.e. distortions and omissions which occur in communication), in an attempt to address the relationship between first-hand, and derivative experience.

About 2nanas:
2nanas is an emerging multidisciplinary production agency. Its areas of competence include artistic conceptualisation and direction, and providing production assistance, in the fields of visual arts, contemporary music and social/community projects.
Its two founders, Anita Wilczega and Dalia Somi, work in collaboration with artists, creators, musicians and organisations, creating expert teams for original projects.
2nanas organises its own creative events, while also helping artists bring their projects to life. 2nanas first solo art exhibition, ‘intransmission’, is planned to open in September 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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HA!noise@DeN HANOI [VuNhatTan vs DaoAnhKhanh]

HA!noise is the monthly music event inviting everyone to enjoy an evening of live sonic excursion through cut-up harsh noise, contemporary, HNW, improvised, concrete, abstract, industrial, acoustics, drone, ambient, doom, avant-garde, special effect, sludge, fkcd-up, hifi-glitch, experimental, dumb, heavy, violent, gore, noinput, happy, arrogant, neo-burlesque, breakcore, slomo, electroacoustic, stochastic, IDM, Hanoian rapto-jazz, braindance, power electronics, post-classic, shaky-jazz, facto-gypsy and melt-fusion. Well, you get it…
All original / underground / independent / insane / freeform musicS and performanceS have a home with a beautiful and ideal set-up on the idyllic West-lake of our beloved Hanoi !
70k, Free Before 8pm,
20h00 : numbfoot
21h00 : 縁
22h00 : Vu Nhat Tan & . . . & Dao Anh Khanh
22h30 : WEON
23h00 : lark minkous
23h30 : Linh Ha, for now
00h00 : DOOR CLOSE

49 Làng Yen Phụ, Hanoi, Vietnam
Friday, September 15 at 8 PM – 11:59 PM

link for live recording


Voila` Voila` An unmissable concert by MMTM Contemporary Music Group

Voilà Voilà!!!!
An unmissable concert by MMTM – a contemporary music group founded by four leading artists and composers in contemprary and traditional music of Vietnam: Tri Minh & Vu Nhat Tan (piano and electronic music), Pham Tra My (đàn tranh) & Ngo Tra My (đàn bầu).
Using two acoustic piano, zither, mono-chord combine with electronic music, this time, the group will present to Hanoi audience a series of new contemporary pieces with the touches of Vietnamese traditional and folk music inspirations.

8.00 PM, Thursday 08 June 2017
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich
Surcharge: 250,000 VND/person

Due to limited seating capacity, please email before Tues 06 June to reserve seats.
Please note that the programme is not appropriate for audience under 12.
This exhibition 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

Các nghệ sĩ tham gia | The artists
Vũ Nhật Tân – Nhạc sĩ, nghệ sĩ piano và nhạc điện tử
Được biết tới như một trong những nghệ sĩ tiên phong của nhạc đương đại Việt Nam, Vũ Nhật Tân tham gia trình diễn nhạc thử nghiệm, nhạc ngẫu hứng và nhạc điện tử trong các sự kiện âm nhạc tại Châu Âu, Mỹ, Úc, Trung Quốc và Việt Nam.
Anh còn là giảng viên về soạn nhạc và âm nhạc điện tử tại Học Viện Âm Nhạc Quốc Gia ViệtNam từ năm 1995.
Vũ Nhật Tân – composer, piano and electronic music artist
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.

Nghệ sĩ ưu tú Phạm Trà My – đàn tranh
Là một trong những nghệ sĩ đàn tranh xuất sắc nhất của Việt Nam, Phạm Trà My hiện là giảng viên đàn tranh tại Học viện Âm nhạc Việt Nam. Chị cũng là thành viên của Hội nhạc sĩ Việt Nam, thành viên của Dàn nhạc Truyền thống Việt Nam và Dàn nhạc truyền thống ASEAN.
My đã nhận được rất nhiều giải thưởng âm nhạc của các Festival uy tín trong và ngoài nước. Chị cũng tham gia biểu diễn tại Pháp, Bỉ, Italy, Hà Lan, Đức, Thuỵ Điển, Đan Mạch, Nhật bản, Hàn Quốc, Trung Quốc, Mỹ, Thuỵ Sĩ …
Album đàn tranh độc tấu mang tên “Cầm Khúc” cùng nhiều CDs khác của My rất được đánh giá cao tại Việt Nam và quốc tế.
Phạm Trà My
Pham Tra My currently works as a dan tranh lecturer at the Viet Nam National Academy of Music. She is also a member of Vietnam Musician Association, a member of Vietnam Traditional Orchestra and member of Asia Traditional Orchestra.
My has won medals and awards from prestigious music festivals in Vietnam and overseas. She was invited to perform in many countries around the world such as France, Belgium, Italy, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Denmark, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, America, Switzerland…
Her recent debut album “Cầm Khúc” has been highly appreciated by local and international music lovers.

Ngô Trà My – nghệ sĩ đàn bầu
Ngô Trà My hiện là giảng viên đàn bầu, khoa nhạc cụ truyền thống, Học viện Âm nhạc Quốc gia Việt Nam. My được biết tới như một trong những nghệ sĩ chơi đàn bầu xuất sắc nhất của Việt Nam.
Ngô Trà My đã tham gia rất nhiều các dự án về quảng bá, giới thiệu âm nhạc truyền thống Việt Nam tới bạn bè quốc tế, biểu diễn tại các Festival nghệ thuật tại nhiều quốc gia trên thế giới như: Pháp, Bỉ, Thụy Điển, Đan Mạch, Ba Lan, Anh, Áo, Đức,Tây Ban Nha, Nga, Hy lạp, Bulgaria, Úc, Hoa Kỳ, Trung Quốc, Hàn Quốc, Nhật Bản, Thái Lan, Singapore, Lào, Campuchia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines…
Từ năm 2006 đến năm 2009, trong khuôn khổ dự án trao đổi văn hóa giữa Việt Nam và Thụy Điển do quỹ SIDA tài trợ, Trà My được mời đến Học viện Âm nhạc Malmo – Thụy Điển để giới thiệu âm nhạc truyền thống Việt Nam cho sinh viên của Học Viện. Cũng từ năm 2006, chị là thành viên của nhóm nhạc thử nghiệm The Six Tones. Chị đã cùng nhóm tham gia hoạt động và biểu diễn trong rất nhiều dự án quốc tế như: Tour biểu diễn âm nhạc thử nghiệm tại các nước Bắc Âu, Gặp gỡ Âm nhạc mới Hà Nội lần I, lần II, Idioms, Seven Stories, Inside – Outside, Go to Hell….
Hiện Ngô Trà My là Ủy viên hội đồng nghệ thuật, đồng thời là thành viên của Dàn nhạc Truyền Thống Châu Á, dàn nhạc ONE ASIA, C Asean Consonant….
Ngô Trà My – Dan Bau (Vietnamese Mono-chord) artist
Ngo Tra My currently works as a dan bau teacher at the Vietnam National Academy of Music.
Known as one of the most famous dan bau soloists in Viet Nam, My has performed in different festivals and Music events in Vietnam and Korea, France, Sweden, Japan, Spain, China, Russia, Thailand…
From 2006 to 2008, Ngo Tra My worked as a Vietnamese visiting lecture at Malmo Academy of Music-Lund University and since 2006, she’s become a member of the experimental music group – The Six Tones with performances in Scandinavia, England, Belgium, Austria, Poland, America…
My also is a member of the ASIAN_Korean Traditional Music, member of Traditional Orchestra One ASIA (from 2013), music advisor of C Asean Consonant Ensemble (from 2015), member of Thang Long Traditional Music Band..

Trí Minh – Nhà soạn nhạc, nghệ sĩ piano và nhạc điện tử
Sau khi tốt nghiệp Nhạc viện Hà Nội, Trí Minh cùng với một số nhạc sĩ trẻ khác bắt đầu chơi nhạc jazz tại Hà Nội, sau đó, anh bắt đầu khám phá vùng đất mới: nhạc điện tử
Từ năm 1999, Trí Minh đã sáng tác và biểu diễn như một DJ và nghệ sĩ nhạc điện tử tại Việt Nam và nhiều nơi trên thế giới. Anh đã đứng chung một sân khấu hoặc tham gia cùng dự án với các nghệ sĩ nhạc điện tử quốc tế có uy tín như Robert Henke (Đức), Robin Scanner (Anh), Dickson Dee (Hong Kong) tại Đan Mạch, Anh, Mỹ, Thụy Điển, Bỉ, Pháp, Áo, Ba Lan, Hồng Kông, Trung Quốc, Philippines, Thái Lan, Malaysia, Singapore…và đã lưu diễn tại nhiều nơi trên thế giới như: Thụy Điển, Đan Mạch, Đức, Áo, Tây Ban Nha, Pháp, Đài Loan, Singapore, Malaysia…
Qua âm sắc và sự sáng tạo không giới hạn của âm nhạc điện tử hiện đại, Trí Minh đã kết hợp để đưa không gian sáng tạo của nhạc điện tử Việt Nam vào những khung cảnh mới của âm nhạc hiện đại trên thế giới. Những phần trình diễn sáng tạo của anh, là những sự kết hợp đa chiều của các loại hình nghệ thuật, đem người nghe và xem chiêm ngưỡng những chiều khác nhau của âm thanh và ánh sáng thế kỷ 21…
Trí Minh – Composer, Pianist and Electronic Music Artist
Tri Minh started his career as a performing artist in the early 1990s, when he co-initiated Hanoi’s first jazz band, which performed for years in various venues across Vietnam’s capital.
In the late 1990s, Tri Minh started experimenting with electronic music through collaborations with international artists performing as a solo artist and in various forms of collaborations in Vietnam and Europe. The international artists and groups include: Mouse on Mars, Robert Henke (DE), Dfuse (UK), Robin Scanner (UK), etc.
In the mid and late 2000s, Tri Minh started sampling his own recordings and sounds and started mixing in and performing with various constellations of traditional and later also classical Vietnamese artists. An example of his newer works is his ongoing collaboration with Michael Møller (DK) a two Vietnamese traditional music artists on the project ‘Hanoi recitals’.
In recent years, Tri Minh has also started performing live with modern and performance dance groups and composing for documentary and short films. His performances span from small intimate sit-down concerts to large performances for thousands of people in his own productions and for festivals and private companies.
rehearsal “Va^n” by Ngo Tra My dan Bau and Vu Nhat Tan piano

Hanoi New Music Ensemble in Asian – China Music Festival, Nanning 2017

Hanoi New Music Ensemble
in Asian – China Music Festival
Guangxi Arts University
Nanning China May 31, 2017

Hanoi New Music Ensemble
Nanning Program
May 31, 2017
01. Nguyen Minh Nhat
“Emotion” String Quartet
Pham Truong Son, violin 1
Vu Thi Khanh Linh, violin 2
Khuc Van Khoa, viola
Dao Tuyet Trinh, cello

02. Nguyen Thien Dao: “Tuyen Lua”
Gong and Solo for Flute
Nguyen Trong Bang, flute.
Vu Nhat Tan, Gong

03. Otto Keting
Solo trompet
Le Anh, trompet

04. Song of Mountain
(Chinese piece)

05. Do kien Cuong
Bong nen Bong from traditional Music
Nguyen Trong Bang, Flute
Phan Viet Cuong, Oboe
Le Anh, Trompet

06. Xu Shuya
In Nomine 2 (Chinese piece) for Sheng and String quartet
String Quartet Pham Truong Son, violin 1. Vu Thi Khanh Linh, violin 2. Khuc Van Khoa, viola. Dao Tuyet Trinh, cello


07. Ton That Tiet
“Autumn Wind”
for violin and piano
Pham Truong Son, violin
Pham Quynh Trang, piano

08. Vu Nhat Tan
“Cha^m” for String Quartet
Pham Truong Son, violin 1. Vu Thi Khanh Linh, violin 2. Khuc Van Khoa, viola. Dao Tuyet Trinh, cello

09. Takemitsu Toru
Voice for flute solo
Nguyen Trong Bang, Flute

10. Chan Wing Wah
Sages’ Plateau (Chinese piece)
Nguyen Quoc Bao, Clarinet
Pham Truong Son, violin
Khuc van Khoa, viola
Dao Tuyet Trinh, cello

11. Tran Kim Ngoc
Journey no,3 Trio for Piano, Violin, Clarinet
Nguyen Quoc Bao, clarinet. Pham Truong Son, violin. Pham Quynh Trang, piano