Synthesis Album Vol. 1;


Nusasonic Radio #6: Sprouting Field;


    The “Lost” – 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. 


    “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.