Music festival pushes boundaries

Listening in: The Ha Noi Sound Stuff Festival drew around 3,000 attendees last year. — Photo hanoisoundstuff.vn

Listening in: The Ha Noi Sound Stuff Festival drew around 3,000 attendees last year. — Photo hanoisoundstuff.vn

HA NOI (VNS)— The Ha Noi Sound Stuff Festival, the only electronic and experimental music event in the country, will hit the capital for the sixth time on April 12 and 13.

“We hope to create a unique world of quality electronic and experimental music and art in order to spur interest among young Vietnamese audiences,” said festival organiser Tri Minh.

The first day is a sit-down electronic event with a mix of Japanese, Austrian, UK, Sweden and Vietnamese artists and will take place in the courtyard of the Viet Nam National Museum of History.

The second day is a DJ dance event with artists from Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Israel and Viet Nam. It also includes new short films from Ha Noi Doclab, Ha Noi Future Shorts and The Onion Cellar. A fund-raising event the same day will support disabled children at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Primary School for Visually Impaired Children.

This year, the festival will also organise a number of master classes for musicians and music students in both Ha Noi and Hue in collaboration with Ha Noi Culture University and the Goethe Institute.

An Art Talk event will also be held in Ha Noi on April 11, offering interested audience members the chance to speak with foreign and Vietnamese artists about their experiences as experimental and electronic artists.

Performers include Daito Manabe (Japan), Richard Eigner (Austria), Horacio Pollard (UK), Pitch Tuner (Germany), the group MIMETIC (Swiss), Glitterbug (Israel) and the Tri Minh Group (Viet Nam).

Tickets for the first day cost VND150,000 while tickets for the second day cost VND50,000. There will be a 25 per cent discount for students with a valid student ID.

Tickets can be purchased at the Goethe Institute at 56/58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, the British Council at 20 Thuy Khue Street and the Japan Foundation at 27 Quang Trung Street. — VNS

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