December 7, 2013
December 2, 2013
Landscape Quartet & Nguyễn Thanh Thủy
n the beginning of September 2013, the ‘Đàn tranh’ player Nguyễn Thanh Thủy went to Ngang Nội in the Bắc Ninh Province with Stefan Östersjö and Matthew Sansom from the Landscape Quartet. With a wish to revisit sites known from childhood and interact with the soundscape of the present day the three musicians worked up on the mountains around the village and on the rice fields. The two works presented at Manzi’s in Ddecember draw on material from both settings. In the rice fields where Thủy used to work as a child and catch grasshoppers to grill in the night, Thủy put her đàn tranh upside down to let the rice play it. Up on the mountain, Stefan Östersjö stringed his đàn đáy to three trees and played the instrument together with the wind in the trees. The installations at Manzi’s created by Matthew Sansom and Stefan Östersjö aim at capturing the complexity of the interactions between the musicians and the landscape and of the intense sonorities of the Vietnamese countryside.
This event is manzi art space's program in collaboration with DomDom as part of the Hanoi New Music Festival 2013 (
) and is supported by the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF).