Traveling Exhibition in Nha` Tre HANOI

“Traveling Exhibition”
opening first time in Nha Tre – Bamboo House
our home of Dong Kinh Co Nhac – The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin as an Arts and Musical Space
Friday May 5, 2017 at 5pm

“Triển lãm di động” lần đầu tiên mở cửa tại Nhà Tre, ngôi nhà của nhóm Nghệ thuật Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc, như một Trung tâm Nghệ thuật và Âm nhạc tại Hanoi
Thứ Sáu 05.05.2017 lúc 17h
Làng Láng phố Chùa Láng, Hà Nội

The project is to link together a group of artists living in different countries. They all use different medium. Idea is to present an exhibition traveling from one country to another. Like a traveler is moving from place to place and at each place tell story from his country, his daily life. The works are traveling by mail and every step would tell a story about an other place. The daily history, colors from every day far away from home, shared by a journey becomes an imaginary story. A story that we heard from some one and we tell to other ans so…it could create a new one.

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Hat Xam by Xuan Hoach and group of Tonkin Ancient Music


The Rain Barrel Show [Diễn tấu Thùng nước Mưa – Regentonnenvariationen] in Goethe Institute HANOI

The Goethe Institute Hanoi invites the award-winning author Jan Wagner to Vietnam to present poetry from the poem collection “The Rain Barrel Show“.

Regentonnenvariationen” is the title of a collection of 57 poems, for which the author Jan Wagner was awarded the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair 2015 in the Fiction category. For the first time a lyricist was awarded this important prize. We are delighted to present a selection of 23 of these poems in the context of the European Literature Days 2017 in a very successful transfer to Vietnamese.

“The beauty of Regentonne is that you actually believe it does not exist, or you can overlook it, the regentonne as one of those objects, you go by day by day, which are in a dark corner and which one And they are precisely the objects from which poems can be made. ” – J. Wagner
Das Goethe Institut Hanoi lädt den preisgekrönten Autor Jan Wagner nach Vietnam ein, um Poesie aus der Gedichtsammlung „Regentonnenvariationen“ vorzustellen.

„Regentonnenvariationen” ist der Titel einer Sammlung von 57 Gedichten, für die dem Autor Jan Wagner der Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse 2015 in der Kategorie Belletristik verliehen wurde. Erstmals wurde einem Lyriker dieser bedeutende Preis verliehen. Wir freuen uns, im Rahmen der Tage der Europäischen Literatur 2017 eine Auswahl von 23 dieser Gedichte in einer überaus gelungenen Übertragung ins Vietnamesische vorstellen zu können.

“Das Schöne an der Regentonne ist, dass man eigentlich glaubt, es gibt sie gar nicht. Oder man übersieht sie, die Regentonne als einer dieser Gegenstände, an denen man vorbei geht Tag für Tag, die sich in einer dunklen Ecke befinden und die man gar nicht mehr wirklich wahrnimmt. Und das sind genau die Gegenstände, aus denen Gedichte werden können.” – J. Wagner
Thơ và Nhạc là những giá trị bản sắc gốc của mỗi tộc người. Người ta dùng Thơ để nói tiếng lòng và Âm nhạc để diễn ta nỗi lòng của họ.

Diễn tấu Thùng nước Mưa là một thể nghiệm giao lưu văn hóa nghệ thuật giữa tiếng thơ nước Đức và ca nhạc cổ truyền nước Việt, giữa chuyện của thơ ngày hôm nay và nhạc của ngày xưa.

Những tư duy suy ngẫm về thiên nhiên, sự vật và cuộc sống của một tác giả thơ đương đại ở Châu Âu sẽ được diễn tấu bằng những lời ca điệu nhạc của nhiều bộ môn ca nhạc cổ truyền Việt Nam: hát Tuồng, hát Văn, hát Xẩm, Ngâm..; ý Thơ truyền cảm thành tiếng Nhạc để tạo dựng một không gian giao lưu văn hóa bằng cảm thụ và bằng cảm xúc

Goethe Institute Hanoi
56 – 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh
Sat. May 06, 2017
Free Admission

Vu Nhat Tan
+84.124 912 5212

Rehearsal for The Rain Barrel Show
Tập luyện chuẩn bị chương trình “Diễn tấu Thùng nước Mưa”
tại nhà tre tháng 5.2017
chương trình trình diễn Thơ Đức và Nhạc Cổ truyền VietNam tại Goethe Institute Hanoi 06.05.2017

Dong Kinh Co Nhac perform “The Rain Barrel” in Saigon May 14, 2017

Nine Chapters of the Rain_Contemporary Music Concert by Hanoi New Music Ensemble

‘Nine Chapters of the Rain’
A contemporary music concert by the Hanoi New Music Ensemble featuring works by well-known international and Vietnamese composers.
Founded in 2015 by composer Vu Nhat Tan, violinist Pham Truong Son and American conductor Jeff von der Schmidt, the Hanoi New Music Ensemble (HNME) – the first contemporary and independent chamber orchestra in Vietnam aims to bring Vietnamese and international contemporary music to local audience of Vietnam and bring Vietnamese contemporary music to the world.
Participating musicians of HNME in the concert are some of the finest classical musicians of Vietnam such as Pham Truong Son – Violin 1, Pham Mai Anh – Violin 2, Nguyen Trong Bang – Flute, Tran Thu Thuy – Viola, Nguyen Quoc Bao – Clarinet, Dao Tuyet Trinh – Cello, Pham Quynh Trang – Piano…

8.00 PM, Friday 05 May 2017
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich
Surcharge: 200,000 VND/person

Due to limited seating capacity, please email before Wed 03 May to reserve seats.
Communications partners
Hanoi Grapevine
And Of Other Things
The Word Vietnam

01.Nguyễn Minh Nhật
Sequenza No. 1 for Đức Thánh Trần
for solo Alto Flute by Nguyễn Trọng Bằng

02. Vũ Nhật Tân
Trăng for solo Cello
by Tuyết Trinh Đào

03. Tôn Thất Tiết
Voyage for solo Cello
by Tuyết Trinh Đào

04. Muller: Meditation vs Dance
for Clarinet vs Cello
by Nguyễn Quốc Bảo vs Đào Tuyết Trinh

05.Nguyễn Thiên Đạo
Tuyến Lửa for Flute & Gong
by Nguyễn Trọng Bằng & Vũ Nhật Tân


06.Béla Bartók
Duos for 2 Violins
by Tạ Khánh Linh & Vũ Thị Khánh Linh

07.Nguyễn Minh Nhật
Emotions for String Quartet
by Phạm Trường Sơn
Vũ Thị Khánh Linh
Khúc Văn Khoa
Tuyết Trinh Đào

09.Vũ Nhật Tân
Châm for String Quartet
by Phạm Trường Sơn
Vũ Thị Khánh Linh
Khúc Văn Khoa
Tuyết Trinh Đào
Hanoi New Music Ensemble HNME is the first contemporary and independent chamber orchestra in Vietnam under the management of a board including composer Vu Nhat Tan, composer Tran Kim Ngoc, violinist Pham Truong Son, clarinettist Nguyen Quoc Bao and the HNME’s Amercan artistic advisors, Jan Karlin and conductor Jeff von der Schmidt, directors of the Los Angeles International New Music Festival, held at the REDCAT Theater in Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Grammy Award winning ensemble Southwest Chamber Music

With specific criteria developed to explore the repertoire of new music, the HNME will introduce the contemporary music of the world while especially promoting the contemporary compositions of Vietnamese composers. The Hanoi New Music Ensemble is gradually, but fully determined, to build an unique language and style into the music scenes of Vietnam and the world.

Vu Nhat Tan
tel +84.124 912 5212
Nine Chapters of the Rain at the Manzi Center with the Hà Nội New Music Ensemble, Friday May 5

Vu Nhat Tan
Trang for cello
by Tuyet Trinh Dao

Vu Nhat Tan_Cha^m performed by the Hanoi New Music Ensemble stringquartet in Manzi Art Space May 5, 2017

Germany presents itself at Deutschlandfest 2017

Venue: Saigon Zoo
Saturday, 22 April 2017, 09:00 – 17:00

Following the success of the Deutschlandfest 2015 in Hanoi, the German Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will host an even bigger event here in Saigon: Deutschlandfest 2017.
It will be a lively mix of culture, music, shows, engineering, food, and German companies presenting themselves at booths along the stretch of pavement right behind the main entrance to the Zoo.
The event is bound to be fun for adults and children alike.

Feiern Sie mit uns im Saigoner Zoo die deutsch-vietnamesischen Beziehungen!
Kommen Sie und erleben Sie selbst, wie vielfältig und eng Deutschland und Vietnam zusammenarbeiten! Ob deutsche Schulbildung, ein Studium in Deutschland, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, eine Berufsausbildung nach deutschem Standard, Zusammenarbeit mit dt. Institutionen und Unternehmen, dt. Produkte, Kultur und Musik, all dies werden Sie an den verschiedenen Ständen auf der Festmeile finden!
Das kulturelle Programm auf der Hauptbühne ist besonders abwechslungsreich:
• Es erwarten Sie deutsch-vietnamesischer Hip Hop mit Raphael Hillebrand, SINE und DJ Mirko Machine,
• der vietnamesische Sänger Ho Trung Dung mit seinen Liedern „Hey“ und „Yeu nhu ngay moi bat dau“,
• der Klangkünstler Vu Nhat Tan mit seiner „Experimental Electronic Music“,
• der Sänger Lam Vissay mit „Cello“ und „I was wrong“,
• der zweitplatzierte Künstler von „Vietnam’s Got Talent“, Trung Luong, mit seiner traditionellen zweisaitigen vietnamesischen Gitarre „Dan Nguyet“.
Wir freuen uns darauf, ein Publikum aus Jung und Alt, Vietnamesen und Deutschen, Studenten, Schülern und Familien mit ihren Kindern und allen anderen, deren Neugierde wir nun geweckt haben, begrüßen zu dürfen.

Improvacoustic Salon @ Salon Saigon

Salon Saigon
6d Ngô Thời Nhiệm, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Sunday, March 5 at 5 PM – 7 PM

Composer Vu Nhat Tan and sound artist Alec Schachner will return to the audience of Salon Saigon with an interactive experimental performance, using eclectic insturments as well as their conceptual knowledge of music and sounds, to create improv pieces – a convergence of two styles of music: techno and acoustic.

RSVP via ticketbox (link to be updated)
RSVP deadline: 9:00 PM, March 4th, 2017
Normal ticket: 200,000 VND
Student ticket (with appropriate ID): 150,000 VND

Vu Nhat Tan is a Vietnamese composer of experimental music combining orchestral/chamber/piano, electro/computer and multimedia performance. He studied piano, composition and musicology at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, computer music and new music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and composition with Chinary Ung at the University of California at San Diego.

Alec Schachner is a multi-genre musician, sound installation artist, independent scholar & poetry translator. His sound installation work over the past several years has focused on creating viewer-interactive/immersive audio spaces by using voltage-generating piezoelectric contact elements to transform everyday objects and materials into sound-reactive instruments.

Screening of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) by Robert Wiene accompanied by Vu Nhat Tan live music in Salon Saigon


Robert Weine’s 1920 silent film The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari is unanimously agreed to be both a prime example of German Expressionist cinema, and also a seminal horror film. However, the film is also something of an enigma, combining as it does, a mixture of gothic, psychologically motivated narrative, and Expressionist set design.
It tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders.

Vu Nhat Tan is a Vietnamese composer of experimental music combining orchestral/chamber/piano, electro/computer and multimedia performance.
He studied piano, composition and musicology at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, computer music and new music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and composition with Chinary Ung at the University of California at San Diego.
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).
He has lectured on composition and musicology at Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi since 1995. He has also guest-lectured on Vietnamese music in Australia and Vietnam.



A solo exhibition of Harry Tabak
How will Sculpture, Movement and Music interact in a show?
Come to Heritage Space this Saturday afternoon to have this incredible experience contributed by artworks of Harry Tabak, dancers from Kinergie Studio and music of Vu Nhat Tan.

Opening reception | 18:00, Saturday, 10.12.2016
Exhibition | From Dec 11 to 24, 2016
Venue | Heritage Space, Fl.1 Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang st./ 28 Tran Binh st., Hanoi, Vietnam.
Free admission.
The showcase will explore a great installation by eco-sculptures and digital images made by artist Harry Tabak in his recent residency program at Muong Studio.
Harry Tabak had opportunities to collaborate with skillful local artisans during the 4-week-residence at Muong Studio. Due to the concept of seeking and capturing movements inspired by natural plants, artist found in local bamboo the possibilities of multi-direction developments, connection and unlimited expanding in forms and shape, as well as the typical characteristic from the land. Harmony, Rhythm and Relationship of the passion to intergrate with land and human are messages of this show.
In the Opening Reception, audience will have change to enjoy a unique dance performance by dancers from Kinergie Studio interacting with screened sculpture images of Harry Tabak on the impromptu music background.
Harry Tabak is visual artist based in New York, United States. All of residency, exchange programs and exhibition are designed and operated by the Art Exchange program of Indochina Arts Partnership in the year 2016.
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