TRAIECT IV — Vietnam (English version)

New music for traditional Asian instruments and electronics

The fourth edition of the TRAIECT series focuses on Vietnam, with a Đàn Bầu duo, the Vietnamese monochord, and singing with Ả Đào tradition. The Đàn Bầu is a very common instrument that is played on a single string with various tone modulations. Singing the Ả Đào tradition is a complex art form in which sounds are predominantly made with the mouth closed. With over fifty different ethnicities and a multitude of musical traditions, Vietnam has an enormous and diverse cultural wealth. The musicians chosen for this TRAIECT, NGÔ Trà My and Vũ Thị Thùy Linh, represent two of them. Both are famous in Vietnam as unique artists and have represented the country at the 2022 World Expo in Dubai, among others.

In addition to this traditional level with the Đàn Bầu instrument and Ả Đào singing, the seven composers from Colombia, England, Italy, Germany, Iran and Vietnam use electronics, which are not understood as an effect, but as an independent partner. It offers additional possibilities of combination or confrontation, of addition or transformation.

The project is taking place in close collaboration with FMSBW, the electronic studio of the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, and is made possible by the Federal Cultural Foundation, the Lower Saxony Foundation and the City of Hanover. Deutschlandfunk will record the concert in Hanover and portray it in its own program on 22.4.2024 at 21.00.

Vũ Thị Thùy Linh — Ả Đào Singing
NGÔ Trà My — Đàn Bầu
(Monochord)
LƯƠNG Huệ Trinh, Hà Thúy Hằng, Michele Abondano, Ehsan Khatibi, Julia Mihály, Emanuele Grossi, James Anderson — Composition

More about the development process of TRAIECT IV – Vietnam on this page!

Concerts

Sunday, 26.11.2023, 18.00
Sprengel Museum Hannover (Calder Saal)
Kurt-Schwitters-Platz 1, 30169 Hannover
Tickets (15,- / 8,- €) at the venue box office

Tuesday, 28.11.2023, 19.00
Übersee-Museum Bremen
Bahnhofsplatz 13, 28195 Bremen
Tickets (15,- / 10,- €) at the venue box office and at VVK at the museum ticket office

Wednesday, 29.11.2023, 20.00
Akademie der Künste (Studiofoyer)
Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin
Tickets (13,- / 7,- €) at the venue box office and from Mid-October in VVK via AdK


Program Hannover:

16.10. – 25.11.2023
TRAIECT Vietnam —Exploring a transcultural composition process
Interactive Installation
 by Fernando Palacios and Hassan Sheidaee
City library Hannover (4. Floor)
Hildesheimer Str. 12, 30169 Hannover
Free entrance (during the opening hours of the library)

Tuesday, 21.11.2023, 17.00
Concert introduction (talk with sound examples)
Contributors: Joachim Heintz, Trà My Trần, Linh Vũ Thị Thùy and other guests
City library Hannover (Foyer)
Hildesheimer Str. 12, 30169 Hannover
Free entrance

Thurday, 23.11.2023, 19.30
TRAIECT Talk
Introduction: What is TRAIECT Vietnam? (Joachim Heintz and guests)
Introduction of the musicians NGÔ Trà My and Vũ Thị Thùy Linh
Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (Room E45)
Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
Free entrance

Friday, 24.11.2023, 19.30
TRAIECT Talk
Discussions with the composers Michele Abondano, Ehsan Khatibi, LƯƠNG Huệ Trinh and James Anderson about their compositions, moderation: Sebastian Ranke
Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (Room E45)
Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
Free entrance

Saturday, 25.11.2023, 19.30 Uhr
TRAIECT Talk
Discussions with the composers Julia Mihaly, Hà Thúy Hằng and Emanuele Grossi to their compositions & closing panel, moderation: Sebastian Ranke
Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (Room E45)
Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
Free entrance


TRAIECT in Vietnam

Thanks to the invitation of the Goethe-Institut Vietnam, the TRAIECT concerts were able to repeat in Ho Chi Minh City (18.1.2024) and in Hanoi (20.1.2024). We are delighted and would like to thank the Goethe-Institut for the invitation, LƯƠNG Huệ Trinh for the organization and Marijana Janevska for her decisive help in realizing the electronics.



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