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“Asia- Europe” New Music Festival in Vietnam

October 8, 2014 - October 12, 2014


The Hanoi Opera House

The first “Asia- Europe” New Music Festival 2014 in Vietnam is a significant international music festival initiated by Vietnam Musicians Association.

The festival continues the success of the International New Music Festival: “Europe - Asia” founded by the Ministry of Culture, Union of Composers of Russian Federation and Union of Composers of Tatarstan in 1993.
When & where
October 8—12, 2014
Hanoi Opera House
1 Trang Tien - Hoan Kiem
Ha Noi, Vietnam

Marc Battier's Rain Water, will be performed by the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra. Battier writes: In the traditional Chinese calendar, the lunar year is divided in 24 solar terms. This piece was first performed, in California, during the term called Rain Water. As a music composed on the Pacific Rim, I wanted to link Asia and America in various manners. As one way, the pitch scale used in Rain Water is derived from a previous piece composed for the Chinese guzheng. This piece is divided in three sections, as in gagaku, the Japanese court music. Rain Water was composed for the Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Russell, for the occasion of my visit as 2014 World Music Scholar in Residence. It is dedicated to Professor Kimasi Browne.

List of Composers
Faradjev Sardar (Azerbaijani)
Nguyen Van Nam (Vietnam)
Marc Battier (France)
Morten Poulsen (Denmark)
Alexander Tchaikovsky (Russian)
Isao Matsushita (Japan)
Do Hong Quan (Vietnam)
Geir Johnson (Norway)
Nguyen Thien Dao (Vietnam)
Rashid Kalimullin (Tatarstan)

This Music Festival has international prestige, which is fully acknowledged and commended by the music world. The Festival becomes the meeting place of outstanding compositions of composers and performing artists and the place for exchanging professional experiences. On this occasion, musicians and artists can acquire the quintessence of new music, promote their nations’ contemporary music simultaneously and make contributions to enhancing the partnership, cooperation and cultural development between Vietnam and Asian-European countries.

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October 8, 2014
October 12, 2014
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Hanoi Opera House
1 Trang Tien
Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
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