Artistic initiative from Switzerland.
For the very first time in Hanoi and Vietnam, six high profile artists are going to delight our senses and blow any expectations with their respective works in the field of contemporary sound art and performance.
A truly rare and unique occasion to meet up with very established artists, internationally acknowledged and active in different parts of the world. Be welcome and join the concert, discover latest forms of sonic expression.
Kazehito Seki (from Tokyo)
Photo: Sandra Vérine
is an artist using amplification for voice. Voiz set is played just with one or two microphones and NO electronic FX. Working on the sound produced from the vocal organ in broader and more concrete sense, gives new meaning to what voice can do such as singing, talking, etc. The wide spectrum flickers in subtle ambience, intense silence and brutal harsh noise within a microsecond.
Self Toxication is another project that abstracts the “voice” and forms into deeper levels of sound. The toxin is over amplified in stereo channels which oscillate between sound system and the physical voice, is cut into parts and messes up at the top speed of harsh noise.
Since 2006, Kazehito has built a reputation. He blasts his voice in numerous projects, and bands with following keywords >>> cutups, drone, experimental, grind, noise rock, sad core, sludge, “Voiz” choir, and collaborations with >>> butoh, installations, video feedbacks, etc. Some of his past stages are listed as below: allEars (2018 / Oslo), Ende Tymes (2017 / NYC), MultiDOM (2016-17 / Over Europe), ART MEETING (2016, 14 / Fukushima), FRIV Festival (2016 / Poznań), MultiMadeira (2015 / Madeira), (LUFF2016, 15 / Lausanne), etc.
Sato Yukie (Japanese living in Korea)
Photo: Sato Yukie
Guitarist, vocalist, composer, improviser. He is the leader of rock band “Kopchangjeongol”(“offal hotpot”) that is the first Japanese band publicly debuted in Korea in 1999. 1st album “Annyeonghsdhimunikka”(1999), 2nd “Dance with Me”(2011), 3rd “The Day will Come”(2013), 4th “Menu”(2015), Sato Yukie solo “Lovely You”(2009), etc…
He has been an acknowledged master of experimental/avant-garde/improvisation art called “Bulgasari” since Seoul 2003. The event contributes to training of Korean young generation artists and gives the place of international cultural exchange to collaborate with many countries. He has joined the Korean International Experimental Arts Festival (“Jeju International Experimental Arts Festival” now) with butoh artist Fujieda Mushimaru from 2003 (still now). And he has performed on numerous stages with other butoh artists, such as Katsura Kan, Tsuruyama Kinya (Zulu), and more.
He also writes and performs scores for movies, musicals and plays. He has fans in Korea, Japan, China, Europe, USA, Mexico, New Zealand.
Shayne Bowden (from Australia)
Photo: Shayne Bowden
Sound artist and curator, based in Sydney and Fukuoka City, Japan. director of deterra which is an arts coordinating project and music label. In 2008 he started the annual AGAINST Fukuoka Extreme Music/Film Festival. He has performed in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and the U.S. He has recorded and performed with Nick Hoffman, Guilty C, Anla Courtis, Bastard Noise, Anthony Guerra, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama and Rob Mayson.
FU (sound cloud)
aka Nelson Landwerh with their impressive sounds and intriguing sets, they immersive soundscapes with hypnotic beats and subtle melodies. Their machines and sequencers bring together raw chaotic sounds with well controlled feedbacks, like a deep breath of psychoactive and colorful fumes, strong and caring at the same time.
CLEMYDIA & GÉNÉRATEURS (Switzerland)
Photo: Clemydia GENERATEURS
Daniel Maszkowicz works on SuperCollider, a platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition, with which he brings together an infinity of digital function generators. With his music, he creates a massive polyphonic and multichannel soundscape where frequencies merge into an intense magma of resonating waves, bringing the audience into an immersive hypnotic atmosphere. The low frequency beats synchronized with natural brainwaves and molecular resonance patterns, allow a vertiginous take off into consciousness. Powerful sounds made of psychoacoustic synthesis and feedbacks that turn around and collide in the acoustic space are the main source of inspiration of this illuminated scientist.
Since his twenties, the being behind the soundless moniker is Nikola H. Mounoud. What he does: process in real time; analog, digital and hybrid feedbacks in order to produce unique, powerful and highly dynamic live performances where irresponsible noise, unexpected dense sonic blasts, total non-sense and deep irrationality meets allowing the audience to absorb the unleashed raw beauty of the frequencies wrath.
. . . aka Nikola H.Mounoud (Switzerland)
Photo: Charlotte Aebischer
Since his twenties, the being behind the soundless moniker . . . (as known as Nikola H. Mounoud) process in real time; analog, digital and hybrid feedbacks in order to produce unique, powerful and highly dynamic live performances where irresponsible noise, unexpected dense sonic blasts, total non-sense and deep irrationality meets allowing the audience to absorb the unleashed raw beauty of the frequencies wrath. For more details, here is a good start ooo.meovco.com
Dao Anh Khanh (Vietnam)
Photo: Dao Anh Khanh
a surrealist, is an internationally recognized leader among Asian artists who are breaking away from traditional, stylistic, and political constraints. His mind knows no limits, escaping to the outer reaches of the universe in search of tranquility, and finding explosions of renewed personal energy on the way. He is the consummate romanticist, hearing musical instruments and enchanting strains even in the most violent windstorms or disturbances at sea. Dao Anh Khanh is an avowed environmentalist, sculptor, performing artist, musician and painter. His paintings are in lacquer on canvas as well as lacquer on wood.