Join James Nguyen and Victoria Pham on an episode exploring the complexity of repatriation, conflict and diaspora. Part of this episode includes the premiere of commissioned work exploring the sounds of the Dong Son Drum by Indonesian musician Bagus Masazupa, as well as performance of Pham's work, bronze echoes.
Artist Talk: Join lead artists for the RE:SOUNDING Project, James Nguyen and Victoria Pham, for a panel discussion about the nature of 21st century repatriation and cultural identity with Matt Cox (Asian Art Curator, Art Gallery of New South Wales), Michael Dagostino (Director of Campbelltown Art Centre)
Join James Nguyen and Victoria Pham for an inspection of the 2000-year old Vietnamese drum, the Dong Son Drum. Two commissioned works will premiere exploring the sounds of this ancient instrument. Performances include experimental band Ran Cap Duoi (Vietnam) and Salina Myat's performance of bronze echoes by Pham.
From July 20 to August 2nd, the RE:SOUNDING project is made live for all digital audiences for BLEED FESTIVAL 2020. Please click ahead to find more about the Dong Son Drum, RE:SOUNDING Live events and to play the drum for yourself!
As part of saxophonist Mary Osborn's Masters Recital (Saxophone Performance), I had the pleasure of writing this work for solo saxophone (alto and tenor) and 2 percussionists for Mary. Inspired by Pissarro's painting, 'The Boulevard Montmartre at Night' this work plays (literally) with the textures of water and the incoming chaos of honking cars and rambling people through the rain.
Jun 21, 2020
RE:SOUNDING A Dong Son Drum
BLEED FESTIVAL 2020
A collaboration between James Nguyen and Victoria Pham... many more details to come...
Premiered by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the Cybec 21st Century Composers Program 2019/20, 'Cave Speak' marks my first work for orchestra. Please do come along to the free concert at Iwaki Hall, Melbourne, which will also premiere works of three more Australian composers.