'Pas de deux' - a not to be missed cine-concert by artists Trí Minh and Ngô Trà My.
Set as a duo concert (Piano and Monochord) in combination with a series of black and white footage from 1960s, 'Pas de deux' will take audience to a beautiful world of movement and light and sound, telling stories about dreams, nostalgia and hope
This site-specific event is part of Manzi's cine-concert series in 2020 which combines silent film screenings with live music performance.
Manzi's art programme is supported by Goethe Institut
About the artists
Ngô Trà My
- Dan Bau (Vietnamese Mono-chord) artist
Ngo Tra My currently works as a dan bau teacher at the Vietnam National Academy of Music.
Known as one of the most famous dan bau soloists in Viet Nam, My has performed in different festivals and Music events in Vietnam and Korea, France, Sweden, Japan, Spain, China, Russia, Thailand…
From 2006 to 2008, Ngo Tra My worked as a Vietnamese visiting lecture at Malmo Academy of Music-Lund University and since 2006, she's become a member of the experimental music group - The Six Tones with performances in Scandinavia, England, Belgium, Austria, Poland, America…
My also is a member of the ASIAN_Korean Traditional Music, member of Traditional Orchestra One ASIA (from 2013), music advisor of C Asean Consonant Ensemble (from 2015), member of Thang Long Traditional Music Band..
- Composer, Pianist and Electronic Music Artist
Tri 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, Tri 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. The international artists and groups include: Mouse on Mars, Robert Henke (DE), Dfuse (UK), Robin Scanner (UK), etc.
In the mid and late 2000s, Tri Minh started sampling his own recordings and sounds and started mixing in and performing with various constellations of traditional and later also classical Vietnamese artists. An example of his newer works is his ongoing collaboration with Michael Møller (DK) a two Vietnamese traditional music artists on the project ‘Hanoi recitals’.
In recent years, Tri Minh has also started performing live with modern and performance dance groups and composing for documentary and short films. His performances span from small intimate sit-down concerts to large performances for thousands of people in his own productions and for festivals and private companies.