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Tradition and improvisation

Samstag 01.04.2023 19:00 - 20:00
HfMT, Multifunktionsstudio

Vietnamese artists Ngo Tra My (Dan Bau) and Vu Thi Thuy Linh (voice) will be presenting some of the characteristic pieces of traditional Vietnamese music. In lieu of their efforts to both preserve the essence of traditional art and to further develop it by incorporating it into the spirit of contemporary artistic practices, they will be joined in the second part of the concert by some young musicians living and working in Hamburg, for a free improvisation session.

About the artists:
Docent Ngo Tra My is a Dan Bau teacher at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and one of the most famous Dan Bau soloists in Vietnam. Her fields of activities are teaching, performing, researching traditional music, contemporary and experimental music.

She is a member of “The Six Tones” an experimental music group consisting of Swedish and Vietnamese musicians. From 2008, Tra My is a representative in the “Vietnamese Music Committee” and member of “ASIAN_Korea Traditional Orchestra” (“Asia Traditional Orchestra” by now), member of “One ASIA Traditional Orchestra” (from 2013), music advisor of “C asean Consonant Ensemble” (from 2015), member of “Thang Long” traditional music band (from 2008), and new music band “MMTM” (from 2016).

Docent Vu Thi Thuy Linh is a Vietnamese artist and is teaching Tam Thập Lục (type of hammer dulcimer) at Vietnam National Academy of Music. Thuy Linh studied and performed at “Ca Trù Thăng Long” club and was a student of late folk artist Nguyen Thi Chuc. She was awarded the silver medal of “Ca Trù” club, 2009 and achieved the “A” prize for talented youth of Ca Trù Hanoi, 2016.
In 2014, together with artists Hoang Pham and Nguyen Kim Ngoc, they founded a music group named “Ả Đào Phú Thị”, still active today. They all want to bring the most original and beautiful values of the Ca Trù art to the world. Through her performances she participated in some projects of restoration of Cua Dinh singing procedures at the Institute of Cultural Studies and jointly organised the “Ả Đào Khâm Thiên” singing sessions at “Cao Son Tra Quan” (a performance venue in Hanoi).

Vietnamese artists:
Ngo Tra My - dan bau
Vu Thi Thuy Linh - voice

Anna Zucker - voice
Carmen Kleykens - cello
Fiona Xue - electronics
Jan Wegman - clarinet
Jana Detroyer - saxophone
Tam Thi Pham - dan bau

NOTE: this event will be recorded (audio and video) and the edited materials will be later published online under a CC BY SA license. By attending you agree to these terms.


14:00 – 16:00 Uhr - Workshop
17:00 – 18:30 Uhr - Performance
19:00 – 20:00 Uhr - Konzert

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