HCMC – Cine-concert: “Visible Reminder of Invisible Light”

HCMC – Cine-concert: “Visible Reminder of Invisible Light”

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Ken Ueno and Arnont Nongyao performed at Chiangmai “Kichijohi”, MAIIAM museum, Thailand, 2019
– Photo by Pongnarin Rungroj

Sat 06 Jul 2019, 8 – 9.30 pm
Salon Saigon
6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, Dist. 3, HCMC

From the organizer:

Salon Saigon is pleased to present this cine-concert program in July with performances by Arnont Nongyao, a sound and moving images artist from Chiang Mai, Thailand and Ken Ueno, a composer, vocalist and sound artist from the US. Inspired by a famous quote by American poet, dramatist and literary critic who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948 T.S. Eliot, ‘Visible Reminder of Invisible Light’, Arnont and Ken will bring together a unique experience of the combination of sights and sounds, created to push the boundaries in music and visual art.


Arnont Nongyao

Arnont Nongyao is a sound and moving images artist, lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is interested in sound and moving images. His practice centres on experimentation with vibrations that are derived from humans, organisms, things, and social forms. His works usually result in performance or installation, often in site-specific or public spaces. Arnont has presented works widely at various exhibition and festival platforms locally and internationally, including Asian Meeting festival tour Japan, AVATARʼs Bangkok-Quebec Exchange Program, Canada, and Media Art Biennale WRO, Poland. His moving image works have been screened in international film festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

More information: www.arnontnongyao.com

Ken Ueno
Rome Prize and Berlin Prize winner Ken Ueno is a composer, vocalist and sound artist. His music celebrates artistic possibilities which are liberated through a Whitmanesque consideration of the embodied practice of unique musical personalities. Much of Ken’s music is “person-specific” wherein the intricacies of performance practice is brought into focus in the technical achievements of a specific individual fused, inextricably, with that performer’s aura. His artistic mission is to champion sounds that have been overlooked or denied so that audiences reevaluate their musical potential. Ken’s artistic mission is to push the boundaries of perception and challenges traditional paradigms of beauty, and champion the talents of specific performers.

Ueno’s collaborators include the Hilliard Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky, Steve Schick and SFCMP, and Frances-Marie Uitti. His music has been performed at venues and festivals around the world. He has performed as soloist in his vocal concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in New York and Boston, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Lithuanian National Symphony, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, and with orchestras in Pittsburgh, North Carolina and California. Collaborating with architects Thomas Tsang and Patrick Tighe and artist, Angela Bulloch, his sound installations have been installed at MUAC, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Art Basel, and at SCI-Arc. Ueno is currently a Professor in Music at UC Berkeley, where he holds the Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Distinguished Professorship in Music. His bio appears in The Grove Dictionary of American Music.

More information: www.kenueno.com


Entrance fee:
Ticketbox: 150,000vnd (student and Salon Saigon member: 100,000vnd)
At the door: 200,000vnd (student and Salon Saigon member ticket: 150,000vnd)


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