Sat 16 Mar 2019, 8 pm
24 Trang Tien Str, Hanoi
From Goethe Institut:
Vietnamese Premiere of STREAKS (VỆT in Vietnamese). VỆT was premiered in the Master final project at Hamburg University of Music & Drama 2018.
For hundreds of years, Vietnamese culture has been strongly influenced by Confucianism. Accordingly, the life of a woman is governed by the rule of three subordinations: to her father at home, her husband after her marriage, to her son after the husband’s early death. As the idiom conveys: “Tại gia tòng phụ, xuất giá tòng phu, phu tử tòng tử”.
In the old days, women and their children did not live for themselves, and were not free to act on their own accord. They were strictly bound by conventions, obligations and responsibilities. Now, the impact of Confucianism on Vietnamese culture has been blurred to a certain degree, especially in the younger generations. However, there are still things that are ingrained in the mind of Vietnamese; but not erased by modern ways of thinking and feeling.
VỆT approaches the topic of the role and image of women in five compositions by Luong Hue Trinh. Each piece is based on a different approach. From precise and detailed standard notation to the flexibility of graphic scores as well as pieces between through-composed- and improvisation. Elements of traditional music are interpolated to blend with electronic sounds, combined with photographs, videos and texts to narrate these intricate relations filled with loneliness and torments.
The concert is dedicated to the musician SonX, who has a great influence on Luong Hue Trinh’s musical path.
Luong Hue Trinh (* 1985, Hai Duong) is multimedia composer and electroacoustic music performer. She graduated with honors in Jazz Keyboard (BA) at the Vietnam National Academy of Music. Since 2010 she has worked in electroacoustic music, which has become her main musical focus today. From 2015-18, she was awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for the program “New Technique in Composition” and finished her Master in Multimedia Composition under the guidance of Georg Hajdu and Elmar Lampson at the Hochschule für Musik & Theater Hamburg, Germany.
Her Interviews and works have been broadcasted on Radio in Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Norway, PRC, Scotland, Thailand, UK, USA.
Jeff von der Schmidt (* 1955, Los Angeles, USA) founding Artistic Director of Southwest Chamber Music and the Los Angeles International New Music Festival. He received two Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and a total of nine nominations for 30 compact disc recordings. Mr. von der Schmidt has conducted concerts nationally and internationally in Europe, Asia, USA and Mexico. He serves as conductor and Artistic Advisor to the Hanoi New Music Ensemble.
Free Admission, limited spaces
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