PROFILE_FULL

vunhat tan

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1970_born and living in hanoi_vietnam

1987_certificate of piano primary at vietnam national academy of music

1991_diplomas of secondary in composition&musicology at vietnam national academy of music

1995_bachelors in composition&musicology at vietnam national academy of music_lecturer in composition&musicology at vietnam national academy of music

1996_member of vietnam national composer’s association

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2000

scholarship from DAAD (deutscher akademischer austauschdient) to studies of       contemporary&computer music in “staatlichen hochschule fuer musik koeln” in cologne, germany

Roaring Hoofs_new music festival in Ulanbataar_Mongolia

2001

SEIDE festival by “Internationale Gesellschaft fuer Neue Music_IGMN” basel, switzerland

2002

grant from Asian Cultural Council_ACC to research on contemporary music&

ethnomusicology in the USA;  participated in LSU 57th festival of contemporary music in baton rouge, louisiana USA;  visiting student in composition at music department of university of california UCSD san diego USA

arts network asia ANA vietnam workshop, hanoi

2003

the 6th Totally Huge New Music festival in perth, australia

project “space of traditional and contemporary music” in beijing&shanghai, china_under the sponsor of the arts network asia ANA singapore

participated in contemporary arts panel discussion sponsored by british council in hochiminh city, vietnam

2004

Festival of Arts in hue city_sponsored by british council in hanoi, vietnam

2005

group exhibition&music at elizabeth galleries in hanoi&hochiminh city, vietnam

group exhibition&music concert at national opera&ballet theater in hanoi

group exhibition&music show at dragon gallery, hanggai str.41 in hanoi

participated in the “Second International Music festival Phnompenh”_cambodia

2006

participated in “transSplash_ jouissance” visual, music&sound project by “a little blah blah_albb” in HCMcity (saigon)_vietnam

“sound from the old appartment blocks”_music/sound and visual project in the goethe institute hanoi, vietnam

2007

AsiaPacificFestival of Contemporary Music in Wellington, NewZealand_02/2007

WonderfullWeekend in TheareWorks the “73-12 studio”_Singapore, 04/2007

Asian Arts Mart in Singapore_06/2007

Hadaka:K_electro noise music performances&workshops_EsplandeTheatre Singapore_09/2007

Ultima Contemporary Music Festival in Oslo_Norway

BEK_Piksel_Festival for Digital Arts in Bergen_Norway, 09 to 11/2007

 

 

2008

[smokes&mirrors]_sound&visualProject&Performance performed in BritishCouncilHanoi_03/2008

HanoiSoundsStuff_the 1st.international electronic music festival_hanoiVietnam03/2008

hotMusic_sound&visualPerformances performed in L’espaceHanoi_06/2008                            CrackingBamboo_internationalPercussionMusicFestival_hanoi&HCMcity_vietnam,10/2008

leMoisDEl’image_internationVisual&electronicMusic in HCMcityVietnam_10/t2008

I LOvePHO_multimediaProject in sydneyAustralia_12/2008

jetlagElectronicMusicFestival in MUINE’_HCMcity_vietnam_12/2008

2009

ScandinAsianMusicAlliance_electro/computerMusic&improvisationProject_ hanoiVIETNAM, 02/2009

HanoiSoundStuff_2ndInternationalElectronicMusicFestival_hanoiVIETNAM, 03/2009

HanoiNewMusicInternationalFestival_AEm15/experimentalElectroMusic performance, hanoi&HCMcity.Vietnam_10.2009

HanoiInternational.lighting&soundArtFestival[ConvergingLight]daoanhkhanhArtSpace hanoiVietnam[10.2009]

HanoiInternationalStreetMusicFestival/1st_VNTstreetNoises_hanoiVietnam,11.2009

HanoiSoundScape_sponsored by the goetheInstituteVietnam_streetSoundRecordings, CDpublishing,workshop&performances[hanoiVietnam]09.2009/2010

2010

HanoiInternational.lighting&soundArtFestival[theBridge of Sounds]daoanhkhanhArtSpace hanoiVietnam[02.2010]

HanoiSoundStuff/3rd.GreenSpace_InternationalElectronicMusicFestival

VNTnoiseGroup_hanoiVietnam[03.2010]

ThangLong[AscendingDragon]ContemporaryMusicFestival

by theVietnamNationalAcademy0FMusic&SouthwestChamberMusicSCMCalifornia

performed in Hanoi&HCMcity[Vietnam] & LosAngeles[USA]03,04.2010

2012

HanoiSoundStuff/5th.GreeenSpace_InternationalElectronicMusicFestival

VNTG_hanoiVietnam[03.2012]

LosAngeles International New Music Festival_LosAngeles[USA_04/05.2012]

 

 

solo works

doan trang 

(a blank)

piano 1989-1996

dong ai 04/1998

(winter melancholy)

piano 1998

vong co 1998

(thinking of the past)

piano 1998

tranh khac da 

(stoneblock print)

piano 1998

my xuan 1997

improvisation for piano 1997

thanh thuy

dan tranh (sixteen string zither) 1998

dong ai 03/1998

(winter melancholy)

dan tranh (sixteen string zither) 1998

my xuan 1999

dan tranh (sixteen string zither) 1999

hallo 2000

piano with metronome 2000

sa’o mo*

(dreamland)

improvisation for bamboo-flute 1999/2000

four minutes for bamboo-flutes with piano 2001

for bamboo-flutes and piano_live

my improvisation

bamboo-flute, synthesizer, violin-sound effects and organ 2001

dde^m da`i

(a sleepless night)

improvisation for percussion 2001

graphic-notation

one or/more instrument(s) 2001

moment

one or/more instrument(s) 2001

co^`ng

improvisation for gongs and tamtams 2001

hoa mu*a

(rain flower)

flute and guitar 2002

meditation and … abc

violin and cello 2002

 

trang 1996

(the moon)

cello solo 1996

nhi

violin solo 2003

xo^’m

mixed musical&soundInstruments&laptop computer 2004

va.c

version01 for ti’nh tau (plain-key lute)&laptop computer 2004

version02 for laptop computer&sound devices 2005

gio.t

dan tranh

(sixteen-strings zither) 2005

bu’ng

computerImprovising 2005

cho^m_transplash project.saigon “the more feeling..”

computerDJ 2006

sounds from appartment blocks

mixed electroComputer music 2006

the hailstorm in hanoi

mixed computer sound 2007

the road-machines

a mix of sounds&noises_computerRecording&sound devices

Oxygen Project.saigonVietnam&singapore2007

aRainyTrain_computer noise music_2008

VNTnoiseMachines_computer noise music_2008

theNoises_computer&electronicNoiseMusic_2008

2t for Tom_double bass and electronic_2010

ma(m_violin solo_2010

 

chamber music

ky uc

(memory)

ensemble instrumental 1993/94-1995/96

phac thao

(esquisse)

trio flutes 1995,1996,1997

ngu doi dang dan

(interplay of five instruments)

vietnamese traditional instruments and percussion 1998

ao don ao kep

(four-part vietnamese dress)

ensemble instrumental 1998/99

cologne 2000/cha^m 2007

stringquartet 2000/2007

nhip don nhip kep

(simple meter, compound meter)

flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello 2001/2002

tre

(the bamboo)

percussion 2002/2003

co^’m

trio percurssion 2006

mu`a mu’a

(the rains)

stringquartet 2007

co^?m

vietnamese traditional instruments

(sa’o, tie^u, nhi., nguye^.t, tranh) 2008

pho^’

(the streets)

flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon_ba^`u_piano, violins, violas, cellos, double bass_2009

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song of Napalm

flute, clarinet, violins, viola, cello, double bass, tranh, ba^`u, t’rung, voices[2012]

 

 

music for orchestra

hat tho

(singing poem)

orchestra 1995

phac thao 2000

(the outline)

orchestra 1999/2000

khong gian 

(the space)

orchestra 2000/2001

di vao di ra

(going in…going out)

small orchestra 2003

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hanoi, hanoi.. and hanoi

orchestra 2012

 

ky uc

(memory)

ensemble instrumental 1993/94-1995/96

[ky’ u’c_means Memory in Vietnamese, was composed in 1993 and revised in 1996.The score is inscribed with a descriptive statement, in French, that reads Dans l’abime profond du silence est le recrit regulier de la memoire (which translates as In the deep abyss of silence is the story of daily memory).Score for a Pierrot ensemble plus two percussionists, the music is hightly colorful, with the percussion in particular highlighted with temple blocks, various deep gongs, marimba, vibraphone, and thundering bass drum and timpani. The instrumental ensemble invokes a reverent Buddhist tradition when players clap their hands. This gesture is to wake Budda up so that one’s prayers and thoughts are heard. There is particularly seductive group cadenza with tremendous arabesques of sounds from the ensemble, blending and constrasting with improvisation and fixed notation]

awarded at “Concour de Composition de St. Germain en Laye”. France 1993-94

performed in St. Germain en Laye. France 1995

performed at Radio France. Paris 1997

performed at the Vietnam National Academy of Music,Hanoi[03.2010]

performed in Los Angeles.the Colburn School, USA[04.2010]

ThangLong[Ascending Dragon]MusicFestival_Hanoi,HCMcity,LosAngelesUSA

 

hat tho

(singing poem)

orchestra 1995

performed by the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra at Hanoi Conservatory Concert Hall. Vietnam 1995

“Singing Poem is the title of my work as well as generic label of many Vietnamese traditional vocal genres. Most of Vietnamese traditional vocal genres have made in three stages. First, a poem was created. Next, the poem was sung. And finally, the song was accompanied by traditional instruments. My work – Singing Poem – was composed using the same process. But the different is at my poetic text is discarded once I have finished the music based on the same text…”

 

phac thao 1995 & trio flutes 1995

(outline/esquisse 1995)

performed by Trio d’Argent at Children Palace Theater. Hanoi, Vietnam 1995

performed in the Louisiana Festival of Contemporary Music, Baton Rouge – USA 2002

 

trang

(moon)

violoncello 1996.

performed at Musicians’ Association Concert Hall. Hanoi, Vietnam 1996

performed at Hanoi Conservatory Concert Hall. Hanoi, Vietnam 1996

performed in the Louisiana Festival of Contemporary Music, Baton Rouge – USA 2002

performed in the 6th Total Huge Music Festival in Perth Australia, April 5th, 2003

performed in “Concert aux Entrepots de Toulouse” France. June 20, 2004

[trang] is based on stylistic features of vietnamese traditional music of “ca tru”, which include long slides, strident picks on the string, and violent bow strokes. [trang] are also the outline of a tiny “lighting” line expressed across the sky that like a bridge across the river../

performed in LosAngeles_theArmoryCenter for the Arts[02.2010] and the Vietnam National Academy of Music & HCMConservatory of Music[03.2010]

by ThangLong[AscendingDragon]MusicFestival_ Hanoi,HCMcity,LosAngelesUSA

 

doantrang

(a blank)

piano

“a slight raining, dazzling lightning, and a pierce storm..”

performed at St. Germain en Laye. France 1996

performed in the 6th Total Huge Music Festival in Perth Australia, April 5th, 2003

performed byVuNhatTan in the “dance&body performance event” in collaboration with the painter DaoAnhKhanh in Hanoi, August 2004

 

ngu doi dang dan

(interplay of five instruments)

Vietnamese traditional instruments and percussion 1998

awarded at Vietnam Composer’s Association 1998

performed at Hanoi Conservatory Concert Hall, Vietnam 1998

“the five performing instruments are sao (bamboo flute), nhi (two – string bowed lute), nguyet (moon lute), tranh (16-string zither), and bo go (traditional vietnamese percussions). the five players proceed in a manner similar to a conversation within a circle of close friends, in which spontaneous “give-and-takes” function as a guiding principle. in this composition I incorporate several aspects of the Southern nhac tai tu (traditional chamber music)”

 

thanh thuy

(spring river)

dan tranh (sixteen string zither) 1998

performed in Hanoi, Vietnam 1998

performed in the Duc’s house on stilt, ANA Vietnam workshop, November 2002

performed at the University of Arts in Beijing, China; October 2003

 

dong ai 03/1998

(winter melancholy)

dan tranh (Sixteen-String Zither) 1998

performed in Hanoi, Vietnam 1998

performed in the Duc’s house on stilt, ANA Vietnam workshop, November 2002

performed at the University of Arts in Beijing, China; October 2003

“in this composition, I attempt to continue the Vietnamese tradition of improvisation based on the concept of dieu or hoi (mode).The zither performer is given a musical sketch and suggestions on which modes to play based on his/her knowledge of Vietnamese traditional music.The performance on the audio tape, enclosed, displays the performer’s familiarity with the Northern cheo music”

 

dong ai 04/1998

(winter melancholy)

piano 1996

performed in the Roaring Hoofs Festival 2000 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 06/2000

performed in the 6th Total Huge Music Festival in Perth Australia, April 5th, 2003

“in this composition, I attempt to continue the Vietnamese tradition of improvisation based on the concept of “dieu” or “hoi” (mode). The performer is given a musical sketch and suggestions on which modes to play based on his/her knowledge of Vietnamese traditional music, and displays the performer’s familiarity with the Northern cheo music.”

 

phac thao 2000

(outline)

orchestra 1999/2000

performed by the Symphony Orchestra of Basel, Jan.27th 2001 in the Theatre of Basel, Switzerland, the concert was recorded by Switzerland Radio and broadcast on Feb.14th 2001 in Switzerland

performed by Hanoi National Conservatory Orchestra in Festival of Arts in Hue city_ Vietnam, April 2002

performed by Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra in Hanoi, August 2005

“in my score: woodwind, brass, percussion, and string can be play equal and independent because when I write this piece, I imagined about four artists play together and heart to heart: the first is woodwind, the second is brass, the third is percussion, and the fourth is string. And inside the string, as well as inside the woodwind or brass, there are many lines of melodies to overlap in an irregular way..”

 

sa’o mo* 

improvisation for bamboo flute 1999/2000

“just a daydream…”

performed in Hanoi, Vietnam 1999

performed in the Roaring Hoofs Festival 2000 in Ulaanbaatar , Mongolia 06/2000

performed in the Theatre of Basel, Switzerland, jan2001

performed in the 6th Total Huge Music Festival in Perth Australia, April 5th, 2003

 

four minutes for bamboo-flutes with piano 2001

performed the 12th.Jan.2001 in the concert hall of the Musikhochschule of Cologne, Germany

performed in the 6th Total Huge Music Festival in Perth Australia, April 5th, 2003

“this is a little combination of traditional and western instruments in which I tried to use the piano as an vietnamese string instrument “dan tranh” that its sound is very familiar to me.”

my improvisation

 

bamboo-flute with synthesize.. 2001

performed the 5th.May 2001 in the Markus Church in Porz of Cologne, Germany

performed the 10th. May 2001 in the concert hall of the Musikhochschule of Cologne, Germany

performed at the Evening Outdoor Concert in Festival of Arts in Hue city_Vietnam, june 2004

 

hallo 2000

piano with metronome

performed in the concert hall of Musikhochschule of Cologne Germany, June 2001

performed at the “Evening Outdoor Concert” in the Festival of Arts in Hue city_Vietnam, june 2004

performed at the “opening of New Music&Dance Club” in the National Opera&Ballet Theatre of Vietnam in Hanoi, June 2005

performed in Zwischen Orient und Okzident II (Mongolei-Korea-Vietnam) 4 Konzerte in Zusammenarbeit der Musikhochschule Münster mit dem Museum für Lackkunst Münster, Germany_09.2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

nhip don nhip kep

(simple meter, compound meter)

flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello 2001/2002

performed in IRCAM-Centre Pompidou in May 2002, Paris-France.

performed in the 6th Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth Australia, April 5th, 2003

performed by the “New Juilliard Ensemble” at New MoMA (the New Museum of Modern Art) in NewYorkCity, July 31, 2005

performed by BIT20 ensemble (Norway) in HCMcity_Vietnam, december 06th, 2007

“Nhip Don Nhip Kep (simple meter, compound meter) was written in April 2001, specifically for the Ensemble Alternance, which consists of a flute, a clarinet, a violin, a viola, and a cello. The piece is about 8 minutes long and divided into three unbroken sections. In sections A and B, I tried to combine the instruments so that these can be played  as a tight ensemble while retaining  their independence and equality. Part C is a mix of lines and meters … This piece  looks  back  into my childhood, when I heard a lot  of Vietnamese traditional music and was  surrounded with old songs. It also reflects a number of aspects of traditional Vietnamese music, which I had studied, such as the Ca Tru (an esoteric chamber singing tradition in North Vietnam), Hue court music (Central Vietnam), and Nhac Tai Tu (a chamber music tradition played by the “connoisseurs” in South Vietnam..”

 

a sleepless night 

musical performance 2002

performed November 26th 2002 by Vu Nhat Tan (bamboo-flutes, piano and percussion), Tran Van Anh (cello), Nguyen Thanh Thuy (dan tranh) and Nguyen Xuan Son (percussion) in the Duc’s house on stilts, Hanoi-Vietnam: “my performance is about 60 minutes that collaborates with the painter who is going to hang his paintings around the house that will also be supported by the host Duc”

 

performances in perth

audio cds 01, 02, 03, 04

Vu Nhat Tan, bamboo flutes and piano; Ross Bolleter, prepared and ruined piano; Lindsay Vickery, computer and saxophone; Jonathan Mustard, flute and recorders and electronic; Hannah Clemen, computer sound system; Peter Keelan, percussion; Tos Mahoney, flute; Cat Hope, electric guitar and synthesizer; Tetrafide Percussion Group, Australia 2003

performances number 1, 2, 3 recorded at Bakery Artrage Arts Centre in Perth Australia, April 2003

performance number 4 recorded in April 1st, 2003 at the Warps Studio, Elizabeth Str.8, Bayswater 6053 Perth western Australia

 

the ten courts of the kings of hell

(tha^.p ddie^.n die^m vuong)

vietnam, hanoi, May 23rd. 2003

group exhibition/installation&performance in the Art Vietnam Gallery in Hang Than Str.30 by Simon Redington, statues by Nguyen Manh Duc, music by Vu Nhat Tan, video by Tran Luong; sponsored by the host Suzanne

 

cha`o hoian

vietnam, hoian city, june 2003

performance by Vu Nhat Tan in collaboration with Ngo Thai Uyen, Pham Trung Hau (designers), Hoang Ly (painter, performancer), Bui Cong Khanh, Le Ngoc Thanh, Le Duc Hai (painters)

 

 

 

khaT

performance by Vu Nhat Tan piano, gongs, bells and bamboo flutes and Dao Anh Khanh voice, video cd recorded in AnhKhanh studio in GiaLam – Hanoi, August 30, 2003

 

trajet musical

vienam, hanoi 2003

experimental stones music program for the opening days of the L’espace in TrangTien 24 Str. Hanoi by Tony Dinapoli from Belgium, Vu Nhat Tan and the percussion group “Phu Dong II” from HoChiMinh city, Sep.13, 2003

 

performances in Hue

music&sound performances by Vu Nhat Tan, in collaboration with painters Thanh&Hai and friends at New Space gallery in Pham Ngu Lao 28 Str. in Hue city, also with students at Hue University of Arts, from Sep.25th to 28th, 2003

 

ao don ao kep

(four-part vietnamese dress) ensemble instrumental 1998/99

performed in the Asian Music Festival 2003 in Tokyo-Japan, September 23rd, 2003

(Afternoon Chamber Music Concert in Bunkyo Civic Sub Hall by Sawa Quartet&other performers)

“I wrote Ao Don Ao Kep based on memory from my childhood when I heard traditional music by groups of performers who wore four-part Vietnamese traditional dresses… In my score, all of the instrumentation can be play equal and independent because when I write this piece, I imagined about seven artists play together and heart to heart that creating many lines of melodies to overlap in an irregular way…”

 

performances in beijing No.1, 2, 3 and cha^m..

there are parts of project “Space of Traditional and Contemporary Music” sponsored by the ArtsNetworkAsia ANA Singapore

Tran Hau Yen The, perform/installation

Nguyen Thanh Thuy, dan tranh

Giu Ji, guzheng

Vu Nhat Tan, bamboo flutes, prepared piano and video

all the video cds were recorded in Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts, in Nuage Club, and in Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, China, October 2003

 

street symphonies

vietnam, hanoi 2003

“an innovative multi-media evening of sound and imagery inspired by the street calls of Vietnam and the UK”; the project sponsored by the British Council in Hanoi and in collaboration with the UK composer Robin Rimbau (Scaner) and Vienamese artists: Nguyen Van Cuong, dan nguyet; Chi Minh, sound Fx; Nguyen Manh Hu`ng, drum; anh Vu Nhat Tan, prepared piano

 

a film in many films

vietnam, hanoi 2003

improvisational music by Vu Nhat Tan, dan nguyet and bamboo flutes; Nguyen Xuan Son, drum; Nguyen Van Cuong, drum; Nguyen Manh Hung, electric guitar; and Chi Minh, sound FX ; audio CD recorded in F5 Studio in GiaLam, Hanoi. November 20, 2003

 

tre

percussion 2003

performed by the “Schlagzeugensembles der Freiburger Musikhochschule” for the New Music Festival “Marco Polo’s Koffer” in Freiburg, Germany. Jan, 2003

pito`

a live sound-performance by Vu Nhat Tan

video cd was recorded in nha` sa`n studio in Hanoi, January 08, 2004

“I am preparing for my sound-performance the 8th of January at 19:30pm in the Duc’s house on stilts (nha` sa`n studio – 462 duong buoi, hanoi). This will be a conceptive sound-performance that the sound will (or not) be appearing in my mind also for the audiences, if the sound(s) just appear in my mind, it will go through the instruments to the audiences, if nothing come to my mind, there will be silence..”

 

xo^’m

improvisational music by vunhattan

1. the oil-pump

2. dan nguyet

3. sa’o tre

4. laptop computer

this is a live audio recording with natural street sounds came through the opened windows at my home studio in hanoi-vietnam, May 2004

 

va.c

version for “ti’nh tau”(plain-key lute)&laptop computer

1. va’c

2. va`c

3. va.c

4. va?c

improvisational music by vunhattan.audio cd recorded at home studio August 2004, hanoi-vietnam

this is a live audio recording with natural street sounds came through the opened windows at my home studio

 

body frame/video frame

video installation by Rich Streitmatter-Tran, performance-music by Vu Nhat Tan, held by the Centre Culturel Francais “L’Espace” 24 Trang Tien Str., Hanoi Mar.19, 2004

“explorer les relation multiples qui peuvent se nouer entre le corps: c’est la proposition artistique de Richard Steitmatter-Tran en reponse a` l’invitation de L’espace, qu’ll developpera en compagnie du compositeur experimental Vu Nhat Tan et de Phan thi Hong Chau, Nguyen phuc Hung, Nguyen phuc Hai, danseurs de Ballet de HoChiMinh Ville”

free improvisation/experimental music workshop

for the Festival of Arts in Hue city sponsored by the British Council in Hanoi (Vietnam), Vu Nhat Tan-laptop computer/sound in collaboration with Robin Rimbau (Scanner.UK) Chi Minh-electronic/sound, Nguyen Van Cuong-electronic/sound, Nguyen Xuan Son-percussion, June 2004

 

special music for dance

Vu Nhat Tan, in collaboration with the Fin&Ben dance company (UK) for the Workshop of Contemporary Dance at Vietnam National Opera&Ballet Theatre sponsored by the British Council in Hanoi, August 2004

 

limDim

performance arts sponsored by the BritishCouncil&GoetheInstitute in Hanoi with the support of the Agency for Cultural Affaires Japan/a part of free improvising music using the oil-pump&bamboo flutes by VuNhatTan at the space of BritishCouncil Hanoi, October 2004

 

 

 

nhi

a piece for violin solo 2003

performed at Marlboro Concert in Vermont USA October 23, 2004

performed by TuanAnh the violist at “the opening of new music&dance club” in the National Opera&Ballet Theatre of Vietnam, June 2005

 

hoa mu*a

(rain flower)

a piece for flute&guitar 2002

performed at Marlboro Concert in Vermont USA October 23, 2004

performed in Zwischen Orient und Okzident II (Mongolei-Korea-Vietnam) 4 Konzerte in Zusammenarbeit der Musikhochschule Münster mit dem Museum für Lackkunst Münster, Germany_09.2007

 

soundtrack for “thang”

(“thang” the bamboo-ladders)

installation&soundtracks at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi by TranHauYenThe&VuNhatTan from Feb.28 to Marc.08, 2005

 

va.c&xo^?m

music performance, installation&video by VuNhatTan&TranHauYenThe at the BritishCouncil 40 CatLinh Str, Hanoi; sponsored by the British Council in Hanoi April 10, 2005;  the live recording of VAC is released as a computer music CD in June 2005

“Va.c, in vietnamese this is the name of a bird-the bittern

whose shadow is visible in lullabies

as a verb it describes a fire that gradually goes out in the middle of a dark, silent night

as a verb it also portrays the awe-inspiring cold blade used in scraping bones

and strangely enough, it also evokes the name of some distant village or hamlet

but what else does it mean, i wonder..

 

the turn

(lo^’i re~)

group exhibition by Le Thiet Cuong&TranHuy Hoan the painters and Vu Nhat Tan composer at Elizabeth gallery Dinh Tien Hoang str. 31 Hanoi in June15, 2005 also at “Son&Then” gallery in HoChiMinh city in July08, 2005

 

ha.t ga.o

(the grains of rice)

group exhibition of painting, statue, photo, poetry, and music

by  Le Thiet Cuong, painter

Tran Dang Khoa, poet

Vu Nhat Tan, composer

Tran Quoc Khanh, photographer

Duong Minh Long, photographer

at Dragon gallery, Hang Gai str.41 Hanoi, September 16th- 23th 2005

“gio.t” for dan tranh (vietnamese sixteen-string zither) composed by VuNhatTan&performed by NguyenThanhHa for the opening of the exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bu’ng

computer Improvising

1. bu’ng

2. bu`ng

3. bung

4. bu?ng

audio CD recorded at home studio in hanoi, vietnam

produce by vunhat tan, design&photo by dinhhung son, July 2005

 

gio.t

vietnamese traditional sixteen-strings zither

improvisation&mixed computer

1. gio.t

2. lung

3. bung

by ThanhHa&ThanhThuy the dantranh players at the exhibition “the grains of rice” in dragon gallery in hanoi, audio CD recorded&remixed at studio no.27thuykhue str., hanoi-vietnam

produce by vunhat tan, design&photo by dinhhung son, Sep.2005

 

transSplash_ jouissance

visual, music&sound project by “a little blah blah_albb”

at Xu bar haibatrung 75, 1st distric, hochiminh city_vietnam

live bottle sound performance and pre-recording music&sound by vunhat tan

June 29, 2006 at 7:00pm

 

street tea-place

(qua’n nuo’c via he`)

visual&sound project

TranHauYenThe_visual performance & VuNhatTan_pre-recording sounds

Hanoi Fine Arts University_VietNam_November 2006

 

sound from the old appartment blocks

(a^m thanh khu tap the)

music/sound and video performance

live electroComputer music/sound&video by VuNhatTan&NguyenManhHung

performed in goethe institute 56 nguyenthaihoc str.,hanoi_vietnam[November 05,2006]

performed in Asian Arts Mart in singapore, June 2007

 

OxygenProject

[wonderfulWeekend in hochiminhCity&Singapore]

the road-machines_mixed sounds&noises_experimental music&sound by

VuNhat Tan_laptop computer&sound devices at “blue space” in hochiminh city_vietnam and the “TheatreWorks_studio 73-12” in Singapore, april 2007

 

hanoiMoving

DVj_sounds&images performance at L’espace 24 trangtien str.Hanoi, May2007

vunhat tan/laptop music&sound, nguyenmanh hung/electronicGuitar, triminh/laptopDjing

nguyenmanh thang/Vjing

 

Hadaka:K_experimental electro/computer_mini festival in singapore, september 2007

vunhattan_”noise” and “street noise”_laptop computer&noiseMachine, 30minSound&talk

 

 

theNoises_laptop computer, noiseMachine&piano_solo 45 minutes

Equatorial Rhythms Exhibition in Oslo_Norway, september 28, 2007

my home city_hanoi, is a daily growing city, the narrow streets with thousands of moving cars, motorcycles and bikes.., the cramped sidewalks are used somehow as irregular private parking-lots, food-courts, cafes, also shopping stores.., and both the street’s surface and sidewalk’s space sometimes employed to such as small or even large roadworks..

and so, all makes noises..

these noises as in a fierce storm, if you are there..

 

smoke&mirrors

videoInstallation and noiseMusic

by vunhattan_noiseMusic/sound & brianRing_videoInstallation

the idea is to present a piece which references the issue of climate change as a major topic in the environmental debate
a four-channel synchronized video work would be installed (depending on the specifics of the exhibition space, the piece may be installed as a three-channel, or even a two-channel work). video would include images from the Bali conference, combined with images from local Hanoi traffic, especially exhaust pipes and fumes. Other images, directly or indirectly related to the theme of climate change, including CO2 emissions, and expressing hope and lament would also be used, as well as some use of digital effects
the images would be projected onto the four sides of a cube installed in the exhibition space. the cube would consist of strips of plexiglas suspended from the ceiling in such a way that they are free to rotate. the four sides of this cube of plexiglas strips would thus form the four screens onto which the video is projected. the observer would be confronted with fragmented images which would merge, interact with and affect one another and would cast their reflections into every corner of the exhibition space. in so doing they make reference to the complexity of the debate, the intransigence of some of the players, and the far-reaching effects expected, as well as the hopes and fears related to the seriousness of the issue

the video and installation are surrounded by prepared sounds based on the recorded street noises, also by a live noise performance using electronic devices and laptop computer, and all are the reflection of this too noisy and polluted city and also related to video’s subject, the moving sound and a heavy live noise performance will also work with the moving images and video installation in these interactive ways

venue: British Council 40catlinh str. hanoi

performing time: 90minutes

performing dates: March 23, 2008

hotMusic

by DC_factory/a sound artist group

vunhat tan, nguyenxuan son, nguyenmanh hung and dinhcong dat/visual artist
realization and perfoming/sound section in the concert hall
the DC_factory perform for 3days with 3 defferent sound subjects, live feedback sound using contact microphones and independent surround sound systems,  mixed new-traditional live music based on new-traditional percussions and electronic devices, and laptop noise music..
visual section
using public spaces inside l’espace, visual artist dinhcong dat will cover whole these spaces and make his designing for also the concert hall such as lighting and through live video projectors, so Dat will use million of defferent and colourful threads in this his big space visual work

venue_L’espace 24trangtienStr.Hanoi

time_june30, july01&02_2008 from 6pm

 

crackingBamboo

internationalPercussionMusicFestival_hanoi&HCMcity_vietnam2008

VuNhatTan/bambooflutes&piano improvisation

 

streetNoises

bambooFlutes, piano&laptopComputer_mixed&livePerformance by VuNhatTan, audioLiveRecording in hanoiOperaHouse and HCMcityConservatoryOFmusic_09.2008

 

noise&beat

leMoisDEl’image

02………..>21/10/2008 in HCMcityVietnam

liveElectronicMusic&noises in theCage/bar.3Atonducthang_HCMcity12.10.2008

 

mu`a mu’a

(the rains)

stringquartet 2007

“the rains” was written during the four summer months in Hanoi, when the rain of the fence mixed phase clouds and storms. Summer weather in Hanoi is very warm, this is when the fan’s sound was mixed with the rain’s noise and also the noisy vehicles from outside preferred to mix the advertise goods on the streets.. “the rains” is formed during that time, this work has almost 14m in length with violin1, violin2, viola and cello all play as  independent but in a mix together, sometimes in as one, then separated in parallel play, work began a music features simulated folk songs, and then gradually expand and develop..

[tác phẩm “Mùa mưa” được viết trong thời gian bốn tháng mùa hè tại Hànội, khi những cơn mưa rào xen lẫn những đợt mây và bão. Thời tiết mùa hè ở Hànội rất nóng, tiếng mưa rào bên ngoài xen lẫn tiếng quạt gió ào ào trong nhà, và lúc hết mưa thì tiếng ồn của xe cộ ngoài phố ùa vào phòng trộn lẫn tiếng rao hàng rong..”Mùa mưa” được hình thành trong thời gian đó.., tác phẩm có độ dài gần 14phút với bốn bè độc lập dành cho violin1 và violin2, viola, và cello, mỗi bè là một tuyến âm thanh vừa độc lập vừa hòa trộn với nhau, đôi khi nhập lại làm một, rồi lại tách rời ra chơi song song, tác phẩm bắt đầu từ một nét nhạc mô phỏng làn điệu dân ca, rồi mở rộng dần và phát triển..]

performed in l’espace_hanoiVIETNAM_2007

performed in singapore music festival_2007

performed in HCMcityVIETNAM_10.2008

performed in OsloNORWAY_2009

 

theRedRiver

NewSpaceArt in Hue^’ city[04.2009]

performance,Installation&videoART

VuNhatTan/laptop&noiseImprovising

 

ChicChicChic evening_01

minh’sCafe, behind the operaHouse, no1.trangtien str, hanoi/9pm Sunday 31May 2009

vunhattan/electronic&noiseMusic, phamquantranminh/electricGuitars, phuongvumanh/painting&video

 

electroDjing&improvising

YOKObar, nguyenthidieu str, dist3 HCMcity [saigon]

7TEENbar,danang city [vietnam]

vunhattan/electroDjing, phamquangtranminh/electricGuitar_06.2009

 

 

 

ChicChicChic electronicMusic&Video_02

alFrescoBar[basement] 98xuandieu str, tayho_hanoi/8pm 07August 2009

vunhattan/electronic&noiseDjing, phamquangtranminh&scott/guitars, phuongvumanh/live visual&video

 

CAMA music party

vunhattan&sonX

electroNoiseDjing60min

‘giosonghong'[on the bank of the Red River]hanoiVietnam_august15, 2009

 

WhiteNightBirthdayParty

daoanhkhanh’ARTspace_hanoiVietnam[august28, 2009]

vunhattan/noiseMachines, sonX/electroDrum, triminh/laptopDjing_improvisationMusic

 

AEm15

[version10.2009]

HanoiNewMusicFestival_hanoi&HCMcityVietnam10.2009

AEm (Automatic Electro music) has built from the idea of using music instruments and electronic hardware to programing and play music. By setting up a diagram and timeline determined, music will be under the control of the phase of spontaneously by artists

AEm is a series of musical performances with various electronic version of a short length and use of musical instruments and various electronic devices, version of this [AEm15] 15min in length, including 15pieces of small pieces of length 1min each connected, mixed and developing other serial based on the principle of ‘minimum’_using the minimum amount of equipment and instruments for building and developing from a very small musical material

AEm15 version on October 2009 performed by Vu Nhat Tan and Nguyen Manh Hung in Hanoi New Music Festival

 

AEm60

[version2010]

electroNoiseDj

HanoiInternationalMusicFestival#4[05.2010]

 

VNTnoiseMachines

electroNoiseMusic&soundImprovising

performed in hanoi &HCMcity, end of 2009/2010

 

b.ART

[version09.2009.demo]

body+visualART/electronicMusic&sound[by]Ngo^Lu’.c&VuNhatTan

HCMcity[saigon]Vietnam_09.2009

 

HanoiInternational.lighting&soundArtFestivals

based on daoanhkhanhArtSpace[hanoiVietnam]

ConvergingLight[10.2009]VNTnoiseMachines

theBridge of Sounds[02.2010]VNTnoiseGroup

 

LaVIE

l’espaceHanoi[03.2010]

body+visualART by PhuongVuManh

[VNTnoiseGroup]electronicMusic&sound by VuNhatTan

 

 

HanoiSoundStuff[pre-event]ElectronicMusicFestival

tadiotoArtSpaceHanoi[03.2010]

VNTnoiseGroup[+Paul/electroImprovising15min]

 

meditation and … abc

[violin and cello_2002]

this is a work spontaneously composing style for violin and cello duet in which each instrument is an independent member of both players have to interact each other, play a simulated traditional music and traditional interactive of vietnam

performed in LosAngeles.theArmoryCenter for the Arts[02.2010] and

the Vietnam National Academy of Music & HCMConservatory of Music[03.2010]

by ThangLong[AscendingDragon]MusicFestival_ Hanoi,HCMcity,LosAngelesUSA

 

pho^’

(the streets)

flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon_ba^`u_piano, violins, violas, cellos, double bass_2009

[my new piece is titled “pho^'(street) in that i want to “paint” our crowded and very noisy streets in all vietnamese cities in a piece of music and sound for about 10minutes]

performed in the HanoiOperaHouse[03.2010] and the ColburnSchool,LosAngeles[04.2010] by ThangLong[AscendingDragon]MusicFestival_ Hanoi,HCMcity,LosAngelesUSA

[WorldPremiere]

 

GreenSilk Improvisation

VuNhatTan/piano, BuiLeChi/dan ba^`u, JimFoschia/winds, LynnVartan/percussion

ShaliniVijayan/violin, PeterJacobson/cello, TomPeter/doubleBass

[GreenSilk is an improvisation music created by a stimulating mix of cultures, compose VuNhatTan is the group’s leader,and he is joined by BuiLeChi_one of the most celebrated dan ba^`u players of Vietnam. Joining these two artists are SouthWest ChamberMusic members who represent an exiting new generetion of players who don’t see stylistic borders to their instruments, and all of whom bring a rich global perspective to their artistry]

by ThangLong[AscendingDragon]MusicFestival_ Hanoi,HCMcity,LosAngelesUSA

[U.S.Premiere]04.2010

Ba-Rock concert

Giovani Sollima/cello, VuNhatTan/piano&bamboo flutes

Hanoi Opera House, June13, 2010

The Italian Embassy in Vietnam proudly presents a special Concert performed by the greatest Italian Cellist Giovanni Sollima. An unforgettable evening where different kinds of music meet in vibrant cocktail.

Giovanni Sollima (1962) graduated with the highest honours at the Conservatory of Palermo (Sicily) and completed his studies of the Cello in Austria and Germany. At the beginning of his artistic life Giovanni Sollima undertook a brilliant, international career as cellist, collaborating with great musicians such as Claudio Abbado, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Jorg Demus and Martha Argerich. In America Giovanni Sollima is called the “Jimi Hendrix of the cello”. He plays a cello by Francesco Ruggieri dated 1679. Ever since his youth, Giovanni Sollima has been captivated by every kind of music and has sought to create new blends among the most diverse genres by combining of classical, rock and jazz music, as well as of ethnic music. Since 1992 his works have been included in important seasons in all the continents and performed with some of the greates worlds soloists as well as orchestras such as La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti and singers as Patti Smith and Italian rockstar Elisa.

On the occasion of his concert in Hanoi Giovanni Sollima will also perform with the Vietnamese composer and musician Vu Nhat Tan in a special “Hanoi Improvisation”.

 

Hanoi, Hanoi.. and Hanoi

orchestra

2012

performed by Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra in Norwaygian Friendship Concert in Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi_September 25 and 26, 2012

Hanoi, Hanoi.. and Hanoi

is written for the VietNam National Symphony Orchestra, and is funded by the MIC Transposition Norway. The piece lasts about 15minutes nonstop, with no different movements separating or breaking

Hanoi, Hanoi.. and Hanoi resonate sounds and actions of the ancient city’s daily life, reflecting my feeling for the place where i was born and raised, and am currently living

Hanoi is expanding everyday, it is more crowded, and noisier, and more chaotic compare to the days i spent growing up

because so, the piece has many different tunes and melodies and rhythms competing to top one another, it is a song with blocks of different noisy and rowdy sounds mixed with the fantastic sound of piano

this is Hanoi..

Hanoi, Hanoi.. và Hanoi

là tác phẩm soạn cho Dàn nhạc Giao hưởng Quốc gia VietNam và được tài trợ bởi MIC Transposition NaUy, tác phẩm có độ dài khoảng 15 phút và được chơi liền mạch không phân chia chương hồi

Hanoi, Hanoi.. và Hanoi phản ánh những âm thanh, các hoạt động ngày thường và là

cảm xúc của bản thân tôi về thành phố, nơi tôi đã sinh ra, lớn lên, và đang sống ở đây.

Hanoi ngày càng mở rộng ra, đông hơn, và cũng ồn ào hỗn tạp hơn rất nhiều so với

những năm tháng xưa khi tôi còn nhỏ

tác phẩm vì thế mang bên trong nhiều giai điệu, nét nhạc, đường tuyến và tiết tấu khác

biệt, chồng lấn và đan xen nhau, những khối âm thanh, tiếng ồn xen lẫn những phần

piano thơ mộng..

và đó là Hanoi

working..

composer_writting music for both symphony orchestra, ensemble & solo instruments, and also for vietnamese musical instruments

sound artist_creating&performing: electro/computer&noiseMusic

music.noise&sound Djing

acoustic instrumental improvising

piano player

music maker_writting&making music&sound for film&video, music for dance, music&sound for advertising video&programs

music organizing&curating

writting

visual/photographing

1995_co-founded Catru Thaiha_a vietnamese traditional music group in hanoi_vietnam, “catru is an esoteric musical art from the north of vietnam that is said to have originated in the tenth century and flourished among the literati in the late nineteenth century”

2006_co-founded VNRed, an experimental group of music/sound and performance art, also VNRed Space_an Hanoi based Experimental Arts Center in vietnam

2007_co-founded “DC_factory”, a group of experimental music&sound based in hanoi_vietnam

2007_founder and as manager of the Center for Experimental Musical Performing CEMP and Music Technology Department & Studio_based on Vietnam National Academy of Music in hanoiVietnam