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Sister Cain for “Slow Mob” book. It is a piece that belongs to the Slow Mob albums. It contains some songs and compositions by Denis Truso that have already been released before, along with lots of new material and previously unreleased tracks, which illustrate the book and can be used as background music while reading. The book has a QR code for the tracks published on its pages and back cover. In the context of the book, the song was primarily an attempt to make a statement about the nature of good and evil and the presence in our world of a third state, a state that is ethically and empirically far beyond moral values. This is an echo in the dialogue between sister Cain and sister Abel, this echo is the relativistic consciousness of our modern civilization, in which there is no longer black and white, yin and yang have long been mixed into a monotonous grey mess on the palette. The basic melody of Sister Cain was made by Denis Truov, who sent me the audio of him singing together with the guitar. On the basis of that melody, I made a new arrangement, expanding and significantly modifying the piece.
Recorded in March 2023 at HfMT Hamburg, Germany, the album “VOICES” is a testament to the unscripted interplay of three artists: Camila Nebbia on saxophone, Fiona Xue Ju with live electronics, and Tam Thi Pham wielding the Dan Bau. Embracing the freedom of improvisation, each musician fully immersed themselves in the moment, allowing for a natural and unfiltered exploration of sound. The result is an album marked by its authenticity, where diverse voices emerge and converse in harmonious dialogues. The unburdened joy of spontaneous creation is palpable, offering listeners a unique journey where tradition and innovation coalesce, and individual expressions meld into a resonant chorus.
– one of Ms. Pham’s improvisation music works, has been chosen to be a part of the “Synthesis Album Vol. 1”. This album has been published by the Urban Art Berlin and it collected sound works from female composers all over the world who professionally work in the sonic field. “Lost”
“Emergence” is an introductory compilation of experimental music from active Vietnamese artists, foreign artists who are based in Vietnam and those who collaborate with Vietnamese artists. This compilation features ten tracks of both established and emerging artists from all backgrounds. Experimental music is a genre that has been overlooked in Vietnam. The number of artists active in Hanoi, Saigon and abroad is small. The first generation of experimental musicians appeared in Hanoi in the 1990s. Late 2000s and early 2010s, the second generation of Vietnamese experimental musicians started developing. Up until now the local scene is still lacking resources, awareness and appreciation for experimental music in Vietnam. Our emergence is not only to claim our musical identities but also to open up new possibilities, exploration and potential future collaboration. For us, experimental music is a direct way to construct our sonic language; to freely express a complex range of personal experience, thoughts and emotions. Nhung Nguyen, Hanoi, Vietnam
Nusasonic Radio #6
Vietnam has a diverse scene of experimental music, this one-hour episode will introduce you a very limited number of musicians which is nothing compared to the many musical voices of various forms that are rising in Vietnam. Join us in an audio tour that cuts through some of the most dynamic corners of Vietnam’s experimental music scene! “Sprouting Field” features 8 experimental musicians & groups from different styles: contemporary classical, traditional music, electroacoustic, indie rock, noise music, Improvisation, DIY; from contemporary instrumental & electronic music to sound art. Featuring music from Trí Minh, Nguyễn Đỗ Minh Quân, & many others. Also interview with Đinh Thảo Linh, Sonx, Alec Schachner, & curator Tran Kim Ngoc. The program also gives you the opportunity to meet & talk with two musicians who have been active for a long time in their personal careers as well as in building an experimental music community in Vietnam.
About project : https://www.goethe.de/prj/nus/en/art/cmt.html Common Tonalities is a project that explores Southeast Asian tuning systems and scales through modern music technologies for the creation of new music. We invite participants to a series of workshops, led by Khyam Allami, that focus on the subject of tuning and the cultural biases in music technologies, the practical analysis of tuning systems of Southeast Asian music based on published resources and archival recordings, and how to use them in various creative musical processes. Click for full album. here