|Anniversary: A line-up of Vietnamese and foreign artists will perform at an birthday concert on Saturday. |Viet Nam News
A concert celebrating the tenth birthday of Hanoi Grapevine, a popular website providing arts and culture, will be held on Saturday.
A line-up of talented Vietnamese and foreign artists will perform at Toong, 98 Tô Ngọc Vân Street.
Highlight of the night – Chém Gió - is a new collaboration by well-known artists Nguyễn Đức Minh on Vietnamese Jew’s harp and Quyền Thiện Đắc on saxophone. The project combines jazz improvisation and traditional rhythm from the ethnic minorities in the northwest mountains of Việt Nam.
The concert repertoire will also feature a collaboration between traditional and contemporary music styles by Nguyễn Thùy Dung (Việt Nam), Daniel Henneberry (Britain), and David Payne (Australia). The trio will play three original pieces with live processed guitar, processed acoustic sounds and vocals by Henneberry (Britain), processed guitar by Payne and Vietnamese zither (đàn tranh) by Dung.
Patrons will enjoy a performance by Linh Hà and Corey Keating. While Hà taps into the emotion of wonder, uplift, sorrow and reflection, through improvised looped vocal arrangements, focusing on the spirit of the beat, Keating is an electronic musician currently studying at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he is pursuing doctoral studies in composition and music technology.
Keating is conducting research in Việt Nam relating to contemporary musical culture and practices, both acoustic and electronic, and the ways in which modern technology supports, preserves, and advances these traditions.
Lark Minkous will also present live Ambient soundscapes – tracks created using atmospheric samples and acoustic recordings.
Advance tickets cost VNĐ100,000, at door tickets VNĐ130,000, and student tickets, VNĐ70,000. — VNS