HO CHI MINH CITY
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:
FIEBERPHANTASIE (Fantasy fever)
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
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 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
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.
Vu Nhat Tan
FIVE ELEMENTs (Special Version, live in Pascasarjana ISI Yogyakarta)
HANOI NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE, Yogyakarta INDONESIA [07/2019]
[VuNhatTan]Pho^’ by Hanoi New Music Ensemble, conductor Wojciech Czepiel (Poland)[VNAM11.2018] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpWKYVj0y2c
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.
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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