Hanoi, 29 March 2010 Press release

Austria participates in avant-garde music in Hanoi

Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival supported by Austrian Embassy

Hanoi, 29 March 2010 – “Hanoi Sound Stuff”, the third International Festival of Electronic and Experimental Music held in the Vietnamese capital between 26 and 28 March, attracted 80 musicians from 14 countries. They met at the invitation of the organiser, Vietnamese composer Tri Minh, who graduated from Hanoi Conservatory in the early 1990s. Formerly a jazz musician, he has become an electro-sound artist assimilating elements of traditional Vietnamese music and modern digital music. The Austrian Embassy in Hanoi supported the performance by Christof Cargnelli, an Austrian composer and musician who has made a name for himself at places such as Berlin, Rome, New York and Beijing, giving concerts, making sound installations as well as building sound architecture. In Hanoi, his multi-channel electronic concert met with enthusiastic response.

The Austrian Ambassador to Vietnam, Georg Heindl, attended the Festival and declared that “it is extremely exciting to be able to experience such an avant-garde event in Vietnam. Indeed, I am reminded of the sound cloud at Linz’s Ars Electronica. I am delighted that the ties between Tri Minh and Austria are becoming closer. Last year, he was in Vienna and gave a number of performances, including one for FM4.”

Under the motto “Green Space” Sound Stuff also provided a venue for NGOs committed to environmental issues. In addition to Christof Cargnelli, fellow Austrian Hans Kulisch also participated at the Festival.

Austrian Embassy in Hanoi
Prime Centre, 8th floor
53 Quang Trung Street
Tel.  ++84 4 39 43 30 50
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