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Trí Minh Quartet: Sounds from Hanoi

Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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The Hanoi-based Trí Minh Quartet mixes traditional Vietnamese music with a contemporary experimental aesthetic.

Like other trailblazers of his generation, Minh is using his creativity, connections and education to forge an artistic identity that is unmistakably global – yet uniquely Vietnamese – in the ever-widening spaces of Vietnam’s ongoing liberalization.

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Sophisticated, versatile and lithe, Trí Minh’s Quartet binds electronica, acoustic instruments, and traditional motifs in a program of collaborative and improvised works. Sounds From Hanoi opens a window onto one of the world’s unsung contemporary music scenes. A masterful mentor to a new musical scene, this pianist excelled in composition at Hanoi Conservatory and has created revolutionary Vietnamese jazz and electronica. His quartet for piano, zither, and traditional and contemporary instruments is rivetingly fresh.

Trí Minh, piano, and electronics
Phạm Trà My, đàn tranh (16 string zither)
Đức Minh, mouth harp
Hà Đình Huy, drums and percussion

(This Center Stage residency is an initiative of the U.S. Dept. of State, produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts and regional arts organizations, with support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and Lisa Booth Management.)

Co-presented by
Earshot Jazz


PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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