Free special concert to be held in Hanoi and HCMC

A free special concert titled ‘Les Sieste Électroiques’ (The Electronic Naps) will be held at Tao Dan Park in Ho Chi Minh City on October 12 and Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi on October 19.

The music show is part of the many activities to mark ‘France Year in Vietnam’ and is being organised by the French Cultural Center, L’Espace and the French Embassy in Vietnam.

Developed in Quai Branly Museum in 2011, ‘Sieste Électronique’ (Electronic Naps) is a special program aimed at enhancing the value of rich and diversified global sound heritage. The concert gives music lovers knowledge of the historical and cultural benefits of a varied sound treasure.

The event will present adventurous and daring experimental music that will help people forget their busy lives, pause awhile and open their hearts to magical music.

The mixture of electronic music, experimental music and Vietnam traditional music will enable the audience to relax and experience diversity in music.

French artists such as Vincent Moon, Laurent Jeanneau and Jean Nipon will be onstage together with local artists Vu Nhat Tan and Nguyen Hong Giang.

Vincent Moon is well-known with La Blogothèque Netizens. He is famous for ‘take-away’ concert (actually it is a video podcast), an idea implemented successfully by other people.

For more than 10 years, Laurent Jeanneau has continuously discovered the music of ethnic minority groups and recorded on fields to mix with electronic and acoustic elements.

Musician Jean Nipon who creates thousands of sounds is a talent in mixing all kinds of music.

Vu Nhat Tan is Vietnam’s top experimental sound artist & electronic musician, one of the best students of The Vietnam National Academy of Music. He has won many awards in Vietnam, Europe and Australia. Tan has performed with various sound artists and has played in Germany, Finland, Poland, Estonia, Bangkok and Singapore.

The young musician Nguyen Hong Giang has explored the buzzing sound of electronic music under the pseudonym of Writher since 2009. During that time, he also participated in a post-rock project called Time Keeper. He has published albums every 6 months and each of his compositions is posing new challenges for aesthetics today.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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