“Red edr dre” This piece was inspired by the political situation in Vietnam and my view of the people who hold political power in society.The basis of the video material is a recording of a live performance I did back in Hanoi. The material was transformed, edited and enhanced with the music I composed specifically for it. I processed the recordings of crowds of people, traditional Vietnamese instrument and the cello to represent the cultural melting pot todays societies are becoming. The usage of English prefixes as sound material relates to the need to always look for shortcuts and reaching the goal as quickly as possible, sometimes irrespective of the price or the bad consequences of a wrong guess.
“To bury your head in the sand” was composed for Multimedia event in St. Johannis church in 2019, featuring the beautiful organ there. The piece ponders upon the unmindful and shirking relationship between individuals and society on issues of environment. It is open suggestion for audience to think about responsibility and our attitude about what’s happening around us.