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This much-traveled pianist, a masterful mentor to a wholly new musical amalgam, excelled in composition at Hanoi Conservatory of Music and then revolutionized the jazz and electronica scenes of his city and country, infusing those genres with local elements. His quartet for piano, zither, and traditional and contemporary instruments is rivetingly fresh.
In Sounds from Hanoi, Trí Minh's Quartet uses improvisation a vital, though differently expressed component of both Vietnamese traditional forms and jazz to create a dialogue between instruments in ways that echo Hanoi's experimental side, a side Trí Minh and his friends connect with the growing voice of civil society in Vietnam.
Sophisticated, versatile and lithe, Tri Minh's Quartet binds electronica, acoustic instruments, and traditional motifs in a program of collaborative and improvised works. Sounds from Hanoi opens a window onto one of the world's unsung contemporary music scenes. "Like other trailblazers of his generation, Minh is using his creativity, connections and education to forge an artistic identity that is unmistakably global yet uniquely Vietnamese in the ever-widening spaces of Vietnam's ongoing liberalization." (Vietnamese Investment Review: Timeout)
Presented by Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Dept. of State's Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council. General Management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
Photo courtesy of Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival.
PONCHO Concert Hall (Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts) (View)
710 E. Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98102
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