Soundwalk D4 - A Memoir of Shadows
A Soundwalk by Trí Minh
Nam Đồng Living Quarter, Hồ Đắc Di Street, Đống Đa District
The area of Nam Dong Living Quarter was originally created by the Vietnamese military for their families who were living in Hanoi in the early 1960s and consisted of 8 apartment blocks designed in the architectural style of the Soviet Union. After more than 50 years, the area is now known as one of the most densely populated in Hanoi.
Having grown up in this area and inspired by his childhood memories, Tri Minh created a sound scape that conveys the recollections of a boy from the 1980s to a 21st century virtual world.
Trí Minh transformed/de-oriented old propaganda songs to abstract, noise, sounds, chill-out, atmospheric and romantic songs, turning them into a play of love and hate, of right and wrong. His work is a story of the past, present and future – a never-ending story of real life and illusion.
Trí Minh started his career as a performing artist in the early 1990s, when he co-initiated Hanoi’s first jazz band, which performed for years in various venues across Vietnam’s capital. In the late 1990s, Trí Minh started experimenting with electronic music through collaborations with international artists performing as a solo artist and in various forms of collaborations in Vietnam and Europe.
Known as one of the best electronic music artists in Vietnam, Trí Minh has performed at different music festivals across the world and worked with international artists and groups, which include: Mouse on Mars, and Robert Henke (GE), Dfuse (UK), Robin Scanner (UK), Sweet Suzie and Manni Montana (AUS). In the mid and late 2000s, Trí Minh started sampling his own recordings and sounds and began collaborating and performing with various constellations of traditional and later classical Vietnamese artists.