EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 1-15 (daily updated)

Logo Competition

Logo competition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Canada-Vietnam diplomatic relations: calls for participation
Deadline: 04 Nov 2012

The Embassy of Canada in Hanoiinvites Vietnamese youth to take part in a competition to design a logo to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Canada-Vietnam diplomatic relations next year. The competition is open to all Vietnamese nationals who are 12 to 22 years old by December 31, 2012. The winner whose logo design is chosen will receive a grand prize of a Blackberry Playbook 16 Gb, a Canadian technology.

All the entries should be submitted by email to hanoi@international.gc.ca or by post to the Embassy of Canada, 31 Hung Vuong,Hanoi. The subject of the email and/or cover of the mail post should be “Logo40Canada-Vietnam”. The entries can be submitted in digital version and/or hand drawn on paper. All entries should include a completed Logo Registration Form.

Design Guidelines: The anniversary logo should take into account emblems fromCanada andVietnam, notably the national flags.  The logo should also be concise, easy to recognize, and flexible for resizing, and should also look presentable both in colour and in black and white.  The logo will be used in a variety of promotional material including publications, letters, envelopes, invitation card, badges, folders etc.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Vu Thi Hai Anh, Public Affairs Officer, Embassy of Canada

Tel: 84-4-3734 5022, fax: 84-4-3734 5049, email: haianh.vuthi@international.gc.ca

Hue – Exhibition “Orange Vital”

Opening: Sat 29 Sep, 5.30 pm
Exhibition: 29 Sep – 15 Oct 2012
New Space Arts Foundation
2nd Floor, Number 15 Le Loi, Hue City

You are invited to the exhibition by French artist Bertrand Peret. The artist told about his exhibition “ In spring 2011, the Arab world takes up in arms, rebellion is brewing up, peoples rise up, some people sacrifice themselves in the name of justice and respect of the fundamental human values. Atop barricades liberty is showing the way to the oppressed.

In spring 2011, media flare up violently, the world is irretrievably changing. The images are striking. Huge crowds shout their sufferings and their hopes.Those spectacular spectacles bring forth incredible force. That shouting, those crowds, those peoples are one and the same. An only breath, a powerful voice brimming with optimism resounds behind our screens. Screens crack, yield acid colours. Orange blood. They give us a glimpse of new horizons, new hopes. Frontiers collapse. Life is rushing ahead.

Before my computer, I gather pictures, look deeply into the heart of the crowds, any crowds. I dig, the Arab world is no longer the issue, no longer the only one, at least. Far and wide, towns and cities are set ablaze. Fire is spreading. I zoom, looking for faces, anonymous faces, the faces of those who struggle, faces injured and covered with blood. Faces of men, women and children. Actually, those faces I am searching might bear some likeness, I mean between them, but with me, maybe, too, I do not know.As a matter-of-fact a likeness not strictly tied to the similar physical marks of a recent fight, no, rather in their expression. I linger over this point, the same expression in their faces. I pinpoint it on that border where rage has outdone suffering. Beyond that border, however sharp the physical suffering, the latter seems to fade and vanish.. Indeed, flesh has been hit, but it is only the first envelo! pe, the first layer. Blows have finally reached and set afire something more intimate, more abstract. They have stimulated an essential force lying dormant in every single man– a drive of life, a primary drive. Indeed, giving up as easily is not conceivable, no way. Even when the body is deeply damaged, it will not surrender. The survival instinct is stronger. As death hits out at man, life hits back, neither givingin nor abdicating.”

Experimental Music Night with VNTG

Thu 27 Sep 2012, 9 pm
ATK
73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

CAMA is pleased to announce that the last Thursday of every month will now be a showcase of Vietnam’s experimental music scene via an experimental music night hosted by the Vu Nhat Tan Group (VNTG).

If you’re not familiar with Tan’s work then you’re in for a treat. A composer, noise musician, and all round musical polymath, Tan has had a profound influence on Hanoi’s musical landscape through his compositions, performances, collaborations and lectures at the Hanoi Conservatory of Music.

Each month, Tan will be inviting other experimental musicians – both foreign and local – to come perform with him in ATK. Expect a myriad of instruments, from home-made electronic devices to electrically souped-up traditional instruments and free-style vocal gymnastics. For the inaugural event on Thursday 27 September, Tan will be joined by electric guitarist Hoai Anh. See www.cama-atk.com for updates on who will be joining the VNTG on forthcoming events.

Experimental Music Night with VNTG: Last Thursday of every month

Launch Night: Thursday 27 September @ ATK

Ticket

Ticket price: 50,000 VND on the door – all proceeds go to the artists

Performance from 9pm

“Bass Streets” with Two Beat Makers from California

Sat 29 Sep 2012, 9 pm
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

Moon Festival weekend is set to become the centre point for visual art and bass culture in the capital at the the launch of [Bass Streets] parties on Sat 29th Sept.

Gravitating to Hanoi’s heavy beat playground to headline with live sets are two cutting-edge, international beat makers from California, USA, Sleeve↓ and Demon Slayer, who will be supported by special guests Unconventional Science and Dirty Fingrz, plus local visual artists S5Crew.

Sleeve ↓ (San Diego) is everything a beats producer should be – boundary pushing, genre-squeezing and committed to live performance in a way that will suck your minds from here to hallow Earth, then blast them into outer space. Sleeve↓ has been gaining glowing hype in California for his psychedelic beats and incredible live sets. Fresh from dropping his album ‘Put a Pinch Into The Pipe’ on Liquid Geometry this month, Sleeve↓ has a select number of Asia shows and we are delighted to have snapped him up for a one-off performance at ‘Bass Streets’ in the capital. Pulling inspiration from his love of the existential, his new album also features killer remixes by Lucid, Misk and Demon Slayer. Don’t miss this. Sleeve↓ is one to watch.

Demon Slayer (Los Angeles), currently based in Saigon, has been a bass-wrapped blessing for Vietnam’s progressive electronic scene, becoming a popular favourite also in Hanoi with a series of successful capital gigs alongside fine acts such as The Beats Saigon founder Jase (Vietnam), L.A.’s Unconventional Science and a headlining performance with Shanghai’s R3 at the Official CAMA Festival 6 After Party @ HRC. Co-founder of California’s Beat Cinema, muralist, producer and creative directive Demon Slayer has performed and been involved with many talented and acclaimed individuals and groups such as Fools Gold, Daedelus, Gaslamp Killer, Steve Aoki, Teebs, Barry McGee, and D-Styles. An accomplished composer and seasoned stage performer, Demon Slayer is an artist characterised by his genre-expanding practice. The man and his machines will fly into Hanoi straight from his Australia tour.

Ticket

Ticket price: 50 000 VND at door.

(50% discount for holders with valid Vietnam student card)

HCMC – Performance of Trio Panossian

Sat 29 Sep 2012, 8 pm
IDECAF
28 Le Thanh Ton, Distr 1, HCMC

You are invited to the jazz concert with the trio Panossian. Voted “The Best Newcomers in 2011″ by TSF jazz, the trio always finds a perfect combination between piano, contrabasse and drum to bring to the audience smoothing and energetic music.

The trio has inspired those who have not known of them. The trio Remi Panossian has found their own identity especially a perfect balance between piano, contrabsse and drum and bring to the audience the kind of easy to listening to music, sensitive, lyrical and full of energy.

Established in 2009, the trio has released the album “Add Fiction” in January 2011 and within a few months, they have performed in many famous stages in France (Jazz de Vannes, Duc des lombards, Jazz à Sète…), and other countries such as Germany, Venezuela, Algeria, Belgium and Portugal. They have also performed in almost 40 performances in Asia including Tokyo Jazz Music Festival (Japan), Jarasum Jazz Music Festival (Korea), Taichung Jazz Music Festival (Taiwan) and Nanjing Jazz Music Festival (China).

Ticket

Ticket price: 100 000 VND (50% discount for students)
Ticket are available at IDECAF.

Brooklyn Bridge: A Night of New York Eclecticism

Sat 29 Sep 2012, 9 pm
ATK
73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

With 15 years’ experience as musician, event organiser and all round taste-maker in NYC under his belt, Chad Parks has picked up a fair few tunes over the years. As a celebration of New York Eclecticism, Chad will be mixing unexpected combinations this Saturday at ATK.

Refreshing mixes are Chad’s forte, proven by the fact that he’s the only person in the city mixing Alice Coltrane and Yo La Tengo with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Harold Budd and LCD Soundsystem. Playing off the crowd, Brooklyn Bridge will go in the direction the vibe asks for, whether that be ambient, rock, hip hop, noise or all of them together.

Be refreshed, hang out, enjoy music that no-one else is playing and try something different.

Doors from 6pm, Chad Parks from 9pm

Free Entry.

PechaKucha Hanoi #5

Thu 27 Sep 2012, 8 pm
Hanoi Cinematheque
22A Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

Back after our summer break we are delighted to be hosting another night of PechaKucha night presentations this Thursday at the Cinematheque.

Presenters in this Pecha Kucha night are May Cortazzi, Dan Ruelle, Aaron Everhart, Na Son, Dan Dockery.

We are hopeful that we will be adding to the list of speakers mentioned on the attached flier and it might not be too late of you have a project that you just have to share with the welcoming Hanoi audience. Just get in touch by the end of the weekend and have your slides ready to go. Would be great to see you down there next week for another evening of ideas, images and conviviality.

Ticket: 50 000 VND, free for students with valid card.

Exhibition “Eva – Eternal Springs”

Exhibition: 23 Sep – 06 Oct 2012
Tu Do Gallery

53 Ho Tung Mau Str, Dist 1, HCMC

You are invited to the painting exhibition by artist Nguyen Tuan Khanh entitled “Eva – Eternal Springs”.

Screening of “Petites Planetes”

Tue 25 Sep 2012, 8 pm
ATK
73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

By now you may have heard of the intriguing name of Vincent Moon, thanks to The Onion Cellar’s 2 Take Away Shows in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. After the recent success of La Faute Des Fleurs – one of the highlights from OTO | EIGA, here’s another chance for Vietnamese audience to experience the unique ‘Moon magic’.

That image of indie bands and artists performing impromptu gigs on the streets of Paris probably automatically makes people think of La Blogothèque, and especially Vincent Moon.

But such limited description would do this talented French filmmaker injustice. His recent nomadic years have seen him travelling around and across the world, from the remotest African villages through deserts, rainforests, South American cities thousand metres above sea level, witnessing mythical religious rituals, breathing in urban dusts from thousands of South East Asian motorbikes.

However, what he has been looking for is probably not even the most magnificent sight of the Earth. The same camera and a few low-budget microphones that have helped him film hundreds of Western indie bands are now used to capture traditional arts and music that are constantly facing the threat of being consumed by modernity, or local musicians that seem to have been forgotten by the world and the passing of time. Everywhere he goes to, more and more ‘Take Away Shows’ take place – though with decidedly local exotic flavours. Gradually, a new series take shape: Petites Planètes – Little Planet.

Once again, the films will be curated by The Onion Cellar, including some new unreleased shorts by Vincent Moon.

FREE ENTRY.

Friendship Concert Vietnam – Norway

25 and 26 Sep 2012, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to Friendship Concert Vietnam – Norway with conductor Terje Mikkelsen, violin soloist Bui Cong Duy and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. For more information, see below:

Program
Johan Svendsen Norwegian Carnival of Artists Kunstnerkarneval)
Vu Nhat Tan Hanoi, Hanoi,… and Hanoi
Max Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 in F-minor, Op.36
Ticket

Ticket prices: 200 000, 350 000, 500 000 VND. All Tickets available at Hanoi Opera House – 1 Trang Tien or can book over  www.ticketvn.com, ticketvn@gmail.com
For free delivery Call: www.ticketvn.com, 0913489858, 0983067996, 35651806, 66617859.

Music Night “Live Lounge 3″

Sat 22 Sep 2012, 9 pm
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

The city’s finest live & electronic artists return to rampantly rule the Rock City stage on Saturday 22nd September with their eclectic colours of sound in Live Lounge III.

New flavours added to the mix each time, this popular event brings Hanoi’s lyrical and musical hotsteppers together to entertain and celebrate the transient and evolving nature of the capital and its music scene – with some old-timers providing the glue. This time around, 90s hip-hop, psychedelic shoe gazing, killer chord action and electronic tub-thumping are all part of the agenda.

Live Lounge always has a new surprise or two in its bag, so come out in support of the artists who hail from Vietnam, the UK, USA and Finland respectively, and enjoy the fun whilst it’s as fresh as a morning baguette.

::: Live music :::

ELECTRONIC ACUPUNCTURE
GOOD GRAEFF

::: Electronic beats :::

NAM JAM COLLECTIVE
DIRTY FINGRZ
DJ MIKY MAU

Ticket

Ticket price: 50 000 VND@door (50% discount for holders of a valid Vietnam student card)

The Last Screening of “How Art Made the World”

Thu 20 Sep 2012, 3 pm
DOCLAB
Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học
Ba Đình, Hà Nội

VAV cordially invites you to the last screening of the art documentary series “How Art Made the World” (or How humans made art and art made us human) by BBC. The series consist 5 episodes each one is 60 minutes long.

Why does our world look like it does? That great modern mystery is spectacularly unravelled in this international landmark series; an epic quest across five continents and 100,000 years – via some of the greatest treasures of the ancient world – to the heart of human creativity. Discovering how the first big artistic discoveries were made, and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day – this is your invitation to see the world from an utterly new perspective. Encompassing everything from cave paintings to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, the series probes the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of death and the afterlife; and crucially, why we use imagery at all.

Beautifully, surprising, and compelling, this awe-inspiring adventure is not only for art lovers, but for anyone who has ever wondered about their place in the world.

Language: The film is in English with English subtitle ONLY.

The screening is non-profit and aims for studies and research only.

Free Entrance.

Exhibition “The World of KIRIGAMI: A Hundred Flowers & Words”

Opening: Fri 21 Sep, 6 pm
Exhibition: 22 Sep – 21 Oct 2012
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam       

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents an exhibition “The World of KIRIGAMI: A Hundred Flowers & Words” by Kanako Yaguchi from 22 September – 21 October 2012 in Hanoi.

KIRIGAMI (paper cutouts) is one of Japanese traditional arts and a variation of Origami (folding papers) that includes cutting of the paper (from Japanese “kiru” = to cut, “kami” = paper).  Typically, Kirigami starts with a folded base, which is then cut; cuts are then opened and flattened to make the finished kirigami works. Kirigami is usually symmetrical, such as snowflakes, pentagrams, or orchid blossoms.

These KIRIGAMI works are commonly observed in various Buddhism and Shinto festivals in Japan; decorative papers for New Year’s Day, Tanabata [The Star Festival], paper lanterns for Fair, paper toys for kids, screen papers and folk handicrafts, to name the few.

Kanako Yaguchi (b. 1976) is a master of KIRIGAMI works who can visualize the “shape of pleasure” in enormously diverse patterns. The feature of Kanako’s works is in its axial symmetry and she is highly acclaimed as a promising KIRIGAMI artist who adds new value on the traditional KIRIGAMI handicrafts by fusing contemporary sense into them.

Many of Kanako’s original patterns become standards in KIRIGAMI works and her cutting-edge patterns are used for new designs of Japanese traditional cloths (i.e., Kimono, Yukata) as well as for advertisements. Kanako has also published a lot of books on KIRIGAMI and often appears on TV inJapanas an instructor for making KIRIGAMI works at home.

In this exhibition, Kanako’s recent masterpieces as well as newly created works inVietnamwill be displayed, making the whole space of the exhibition into the beautiful world of KIRIGAMI.

About Ms. Kanako Yaguchi

Born in 1976, Kanako Yaguchi graduated from the Department of Design at Joshibi University of Art and Design, Japan. Her current job involves holding individual exhibitions while collaborating with the apparel industry. She also does store and logo design and holds workshops on KIRIGAMI works. Her publications (in English) include The Art of Decorative Paper Stencils 1 & 2 (Quarry Books, 2008, 2009).

Free admission.

For inquiries on the exhibition and the interview with the designer, please contact at:

Ms. Huong (Ext. 106) / Ms. Nha (Ext. 115) / Mr. Yoshioka (0123-384-4138)

“Cactus Blooming” Program

20 and 21 Sep 2012
Meeting Room No. 6, Center of Woman and Development
20 Thụy Khuê, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội

You are invited to the “Cactus blooming” program. This exhibition is one of the initial steps in the “Cactus blooming” program by Action to the Community Development Center (ACDC), which aims at raising funds to support the lives of single mothers with disabilities and their children, to have a better life and be more confident and inclusive. The program was created to cope with their difficulties, but it also gives them hope and joy. This is the kick-off for a series of events after the program. We will raise funds through donors’ contributions. The collected amount will, with full transparency, be delivered to them.

During the opening, there will be a chance for donors, photographers and participants of the program to share and exchange their thoughts and experiences during this time. The program will also receive contribution from Singer Thai Thuy Linh.

Especially the photo collection of single mothers having difficulties raising their children in Ha Noi will be shown. This is result of on-site time of photographers working with single mothers with disabilities. It is also recognizing the photographers’ effort and the spirit and contribution of the leaders of the DPO’s and volunteers of ACDC.  Each photo is a story of a life or a fate. This collection is a door to the lives of single mothers with disabilities raising their children answers questions such as “Who are these single mothers with disabilities? What kind of work do they do? How do they live? How do they feel? How can we help?”

Event at Bookworm Too

Sat 22 Sep 2012, 2 – 5 pm
Bookworm Too
Lane 1/28, Nghi Tam Village

Come to Bookworm Too to attend the presentation by best selling author Pam Scott and enjoy performance of live traditional Vietnamese music trio this Saturday afternoon.

3 – 5 pm: Best selling author Pam Scott will be present to casually meet guests and tell them about her two new books set in Vietnam.

2 – 4 pm: Live traditional Vietnamese music trio playing traditional stringed instruments.

dan tranh :16 strings
dan tam thap luc: 36 strings
dan bau: 1 string

Screening of “Noise and Resistance”

Noise and Resistance Saigon
Sun 23 Sep 2012, 8 pm    
DeciBel Lounge
79/2/5 Phan Ke Binh – HCM City

The Onion Cellar introduces the official screening of Noise and Resistance – a documentary about European DIY Punk scene after the well accepted event in Hanoi. The screening is the next step on the “alternative” road that has been going through every Onion Cellar collaboration with like minded people across Vietnam.

The 21st century. The age of the Money God, multinational corporations and bankers with ridiculously huge bonuses, the age of living your life out in some megalopolis doing mundane jobs (that you hate) until your retirement a few years before your death. Capitalism.

But as they say, “Every heart is a revolutionary cell”. There is always a thriving underground within even the most mind-numbing mainstream.

Noise and Resistance (dir – Francesca Araiza Andrande & Julia Ostertag) takes you straight to that underground. It is a film about DIY Punk, though it concerns itself not with a shallow definition of what Punk music is (it actually appears in various forms in the film: from British sludge metal to Russian underground hip-hop); rather, the film is a detailed exploration of the Punk spirit, of what it means to break free from the mainstream and to live in alternative ways.

Catalonian squatters (who double as festival organizers), anti-fascists in Moscow, queer trailer park inhabitants in Berlin, Swedish feminists, Dutch trade unionists, or members of the renowned British CRASS collective, whether they spend time building self-contained communities in Norwegian woods or touring Europe with their own Mexican cashes – the people that we meet in the film all share the same belief: that there are always alternatives to this reality, and they are by no means unrealistic. It is this attitude and of course the musical bond between them that make the scene look like one big, interconnected family. As CRASS’ Penny Rimbauld puts it: it’s not really “Doing It Yourself” – it’s “Doing It Together”. Even if it sometimes means risking your own life.

Noise and Resistance is an authentic and inspiring film, whether you are a sociologist, a fan of Punk (or music in general), a dreamer, or just someone who is curious about the genuine alternatives out there. The film is claimed to “have the best punk sounds you’ve heard for years” – which is justified. Featuring music and appearances from: Penny Rimbauld and Gee Vaucher (CRASS), Moscow Death Brigade, What We Feel, Seein’ Red, La Casa Fantom, Fall Of Efrafa, Sookee, Antimaster, Sju Svara Ar, Radical Cheerleaders, and many others.

Languages: various European languages – with English subtitles

FREE ENTRY

Conference “Read to Your Children”

Sat 15 Sep 2012, 9 am
L’Espace
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the conference “Read to Your Children” with the participation of Professor Nguyen Thuy Anh. Proper reading to your children to help boost up their knowledge and lead them to comprehend social matters faster, enhance their language and appreciate the meaning of beauty and thus help them to focus and remember what they learn longer.

At this digital age, children have less time to pick up a book and read. Some parents think that television, internet.. is a good and main source of knowledge for them and that it is alright for children if they don’t read any book. However, that consideration is not entirely appropriate since books are so different from information they could acquire from the internet. Parents should pick out a book and encourage their children to read it. Therefore, parents should teach children how to read books.…

Language of discussion: Vietnamese

Free entrance.

HCMC – Exhibition “The Form”

Opening: Sat 15 Sep, 6 pm
Exhibition: 15 Sep – 15 Oct 2012
Cactus Contemporary Art
17/12 Nguyen Huy Tuong Street, Ward 6, Binh Thanh District, HCMC

You are invited to the solo exhibition of artist Tran Minh Tam entitled “The FORM”. The works will be exhibited through of October 15, and you can view daily at Cactus Gallery (from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM).

Tran Minh Tam – An artist with a deep passion for art. Moreover, he has a serious concern and experience in the way to create the art works. He has exhibited his works around the world in many countries such as the U.S, France and Singapore. His paintings have also appeared in
many solo collections abroad.

“The FORM” is the new experience that Tam has been researching for the past two years.

Performance of Xeomistas

Sat 15 Sep 2012, 8.30 pm
Chez Xuan
No 41 /76 lane, An Duong Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi

The Xeomistas will play at Chez Xuan this Saturday, September  15th, at 20:30, this time with a set of Brazilian Choro and Samba arrangements. Let’s celebrate the end of summer, chill out and enjoy the night, good friends and some caipirinhas.

Performers:
Mike Ives – Cavaquinho
Luke DallaGrana – Saxophone
Junichiro Matsumoto – Guitar
Lucas Sversut – Guitar and Percussion
Heiman Wertheim – Percussion
Josh Kopecek – Melodica

Daria Hagemann – Vocals

Contacts: xeomistas@gmail.com

Red Stripe Reggae Night

Sat 15 Sep 2012, 9 pm
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

Last weekend’s party was a bunch of king bananas! Thank you all for coming.

This weekend we will host a reggae grove Saturday featuring some of the freshest talents in town.

HRC presents ::: RED STRIPE REGGAE NIGHT :::

2 DJs and a sax-tastic new rudebwoyz in town RAGGAMUFFINS.

Ticket

Ticket price: 50 000 VND at door, 50% off for student with a valid Vietnamese student card.

Music Night with Jona Byron

Fri 14 Sep 2012, 8 pm
Hanoi Social Club
6 Hoi Vu Str, Hanoi

Jona Byron comes to Hanoi to play his unique fusion of rootsy & epic folk/rock.

An accomplished performer passing through Hanoi from a recent tour of Europe, come and enjoy a rare sample of his beautiful tunes partly inspired by his recent Icelandic experiences.

Byron’s music and songwriting dazzles audiences with his deeply emotive and hypnotic vocals, melodies and lyrics and he has been hailed by artists such as Conway Savage (The Bad Seeds) and Glenn Richards (Augie March) and has toured and played with acts such as Machine Translations, Sime Nugent and Jason Mraz.

Accompanied by Hanoi’s own Chad Parks.

You WILL enjoy this night. Top shelf music.

The Second Screening of “How Art Made the World”

How Art Made the World
Thu 13 Sep 2012, 3 pm
DOCLAB
Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học
Ba Đình, Hà Nội

VAV cordially invites you to the second screening of the art documentary series “How Art Made the World” (or How humans made art and art made us human) by BBC. The series consist 5 episodes each one is 60 minutes long. We will screen 2 episodes on the second screening.

Why does our world look like it does? That great modern mystery is spectacularly unravelled in this international landmark series; an epic quest across five continents and 100,000 years – via some of the greatest treasures of the ancient world – to the heart of human creativity. Discovering how the first big artistic discoveries were made, and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day – this is your invitation to see the world from an utterly new perspective. Encompassing everything from cave paintings to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, the series probes the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of death and the afterlife; and crucially, why we use imagery at all.

Beautifully, surprising, and compelling, this awe-inspiring adventure is not only for art lovers, but for anyone who has ever wondered about their place in the world.

Language: The film is in English with English subtitle ONLY.

The screening is non-profit and aims for studies and research only.

Free Entrance.

If you’re interested in getting news, announcements from DOCLAB for its activities, workshops, and schedule of film screenings, etc., please email us at hanoidoclab@gmail.com to subscribe to DOCLAB news.

San Art at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Six-Line-Of-Flight
Exhibition: from 14 Sep 2012
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), USA

San Art will be showcased in ‘Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art’, opening at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), USA, on September 14. This exhibition, curated by Apsara DiQuinzio, brings together artists from six cities around the globe that have become burgeoning artistic centers: Beirut, Lebanon; Cali, Colombia; Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; San Francisco, USA; and Tangier, Morocco.

Focusing on the motivations and establishment of San Art, this exhibition includes artwork by all four founders – Dinh Q Le, The Propeller Group and Tiffany Chung; with contributing text by Zoe Butt (Executive Director and Curator, San Art). A full color catalog, with text by writers from each city and their respective organization has been published for this occasion.

Hanoi Green Drinks in September

Wed 12 Sep 2012, 6 – 8 pm
JOMA Bakery Cafe
22 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi

We would like to invite you to join us the September 2012 Green Drinks Hanoi event. Mr Lawrie John Wilson, Urban planning sector specialist working for Ministry of Industry and Trade and the project will speak about Support to National Target Program on Climate Change with a Focus on Energy and Transport.

More information, kindly contact Mr Duong  via email: duong@viettanconsulting.com

HCMC – Exhibition of Artist Johanna Calle

Exhibition Johanna Calle
Opening: Thu 13 Sep, 6 pm
Exhibition: 13 Sep – 11 Oct 2012
Sàn Art
3 Mê Linh
District Bình Thạnh, HCMC

You are invited to the exhibition ‘Johanna Calle / Irregular Hexagon: Colombian Art in Residence’, an art project curated by José Roca (Adjunct Curator, Latin American Art, TATE Modern, London, UK), co-produced by Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño (ascribed to Bogotá’s Culture, Leisure and Sports Secretariat) and the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Johanna Calle, trained as an oil painter, experiments with drawing by burning or piercing wood, bending wire, typewriting on paper, or using writing as line. Her works question how we manipulate the visual world, particularly its violence and social injustice.

Sàn Art is honored to be a part of this international project showcasing established Colombian contemporary art for the first time in Vietnam. For further information on participating galleries in this project please visit here.

Johanna Calle was born in Bogota in 1965, where she continues to live and work. Calle holds an MFA from the Chelsea College of Art, London, 1993 and a BA in Art Studies, Los Andes University, Bogota, Colombia, 1989. Recent exhibitions include ‘Recent Works by Johanna Calle’, Marilia Radzuk Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2012; ‘Signs’, Casas Reigner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia, 2011; ‘Submergentes: A Drawing Approach to Masculinities’, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, USA, 2011; and ‘Accountables’, Casas Reigner Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico, 2010.

For more information, please contact hello@san-art.org.

HCMC – Open Studio and Art Talk

Open Studio: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 2 – 4 pm
San Art Laboratory
Art Talk by Johanna Calle: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 4 – 6 pm
San Art
3 Mê Linh
District Bình Thạnh, HCMC

Please join San Art Laboratory’s 2nd Open Studio on Saturday the 8th. From 2-4pm, artists Tuan Mami, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai and Truong Cong Tung will open their studio doors, presenting  their artworks in production. An ‘open studio’ is a chance to experience how an artist thinks and works – come and talk to them, discuss and share ideas! This is the last Open Studio for these ‘artists-in-residence’ before their final group exhibition at San Art in a month’s time.

For artists bio and information, please visit here.

Please also join an artist talk by Johanna Calle (Bogota, Colombia) who is now staying at San Art Laboratory for 3 weeks as part of ‘Irregular Hexagon: Colombian Art in Residence’ – an art project curated by José Roca (Adjunct Curator, Latin American Art, TATE Modern, London, UK). Johanna Calle’s solo exhibition opens at San Art on 13 September.

For further bio and information, please visit here

Parking available across the road from San Art @ 2 Me Linh, Binh Thanh. It is a short walk from here to San Art Laboratory.

The First Screening of “How Art Made the World”

Fri 07 Sep 2012, 3 pm
DOCLAB
Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học
Ba Đình, Hà Nội

VAV cordially invites you to the first screening of the art documentary series “How Art Made the World” (or How humans made art and art made us human) by BBC. The series consist 5 episodes each one is 60 minutes long. We will screen 2 episodes on the first screening.

Why does our world look like it does? That great modern mystery is spectacularly unravelled in this international landmark series; an epic quest across five continents and 100,000 years – via some of the greatest treasures of the ancient world – to the heart of human creativity. Discovering how the first big artistic discoveries were made, and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day – this is your invitation to see the world from an utterly new perspective. Encompassing everything from cave paintings to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, the series probes the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of death and the afterlife; and crucially, why we use imagery at all.

Beautifully, surprising, and compelling, this awe-inspiring adventure is not only for art lovers, but for anyone who has ever wondered about their place in the world.

Language: The film is in English with English subtitle ONLY.

The screening is non-profit and aims for studies and research only.

Free Entrance.

If you’re interested in getting news, announcements from DOCLAB for its activities, workshops, and schedule of film screenings, etc., please email us at hanoidoclab@gmail.com to subscribe to DOCLAB news.

Music Night “Live Lounge 2″

Sat 08 Sep 2012, 9 pm
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

Following the flap-happy frolics that saw the very first Live Lounge event at HRC become a super success (featuring very early performances of new bands Good Graeff, AC/EC & More Drunk Plzzz in July), it’s time for some more bug-crunching Autumn fun on Saturday 8th September!

Live Lounge is the event that showcases the freshest up & coming live talents in the city alongside Hanoi’s classic and sometimes hidden gems. Get in the new, get in the know and get in the now.

For LL2 we’ll be getting our gums around HCMC alternative rock and blues band COCONUT for a very special one-off performance in HN, and
taking a piercing from the brand new 2-piece UK psychedelic shoe gazing band, ELECTRONIC ACUPUNCTURE.

ZAMINA will get your feet dancing for another hour with their happy tunes that you can’t get enough of !

The night will then roll on late with classic reggae, soul, disco beats from LETHAL LIZZLE & DIRTY FINGRZ to ensure that all your limbs get a healthy dose of Saturday night disco vitamins.

Ticket

Ticket price: 50 000 VND at door, 50% discount for students with a valid Vietnam student card

HCMC – Screening of “Food INC”

Wed 05 Sep 2012, 7.30 pm
Snap Cafe
32 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền Ward, Dist 2, HCMC

From the organizer:
You are invited to the film screening of  ‘Food INC’ (2008, 94 m) by director Robert Kenner at Snap Cafe.

Film synopsis: A jarring and shocking documentary that pulls back the veil on corporate farming: concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees. Director Kenner was subject to lawsuits from industrial food producers, pesticide and fertilizer manufacturers.

FREE ENTRY.

Canada – Exhibition “One Beauty Sleep Away”

Danh Vo, “Untitled,” 2012
Opening: Fri 07 Sep, 8 pm
Exhibition: 08 Sep – 27 Oct 2012
Artspeak
233 Carrall Street, V6B 2J2 Canada, Vancouver, BC

Artist Danh Vo will have an exhibition titled “One Beauty Sleep Away”  in Canada this week. Gabi Ngcobo will be speaking on Danh Vo, October 10, 7pm and is presented in conjunction with Institutions by Artists, a three day, international event that evaluates and activates the performance and promise of contemporary artist-run centres and initiatives.

Artspeak is a non-profit artist run centre established in 1986. Artspeak presents contemporary practices, innovative publications, bookworks, editions, talks and events that encourage a dialogue between visual art and writing.

Singapore – Exhibition of Hoang Duong Cam

Private view: Thu 06 Sep, 6 pm
Exhibition: 07 Sep – 13 Oct 2012
Give Art Space
65 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore

Come to Vietnamese artist Hoang Duong Cam’s first solo exhibition in Singapore. Despite his continuing devotion to the personal, direct field of painting , Hoang’s multidisciplinary practice dances nimbly around the traditional genre classifications, frequently incorporating such techniques and disciplines as painting, performance art, and photography. Far from being genre-bending for its own sake, Hoang’s approach highlights the role of conceptual development in the process of art-making, which in turn reflect art’s role in questioning and reassessing the societies, cultures, perspectives and histories in which we live.

HCMC – Exhibition “Faraway”

Opening: Thu 06 Sep, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 06 – 29 Sep 2012
Craig Thomas Gallery
27i Tran Nhat Duat, HCMC

You are invited to the exhibition “Faraway”, a solo exhibition of works by Hanoi-based artist Do Tuan Anh.

In his latest series of paintings, Do Tuan Anh invites us on a journey deep within his own psyche as he struggles to reconcile his current life as a metropolitan artist, husband and father with the halcyon days of his rural youth. The heightened intensity of introspection in the paintings of Faraway is a natural evolution for an artist whose work to date has focused on depicting with great empathy and understanding the physical and emotional challenges faced by fellow Vietnamese who like him are transitioning from a traditional village life to an urban existence.

Tuan Anh’s work and words evince a man with one foot in his adopted home of Hanoi and the other foot firmly placed in the countryside of Thanh Hoa Province where he was born and raised. “For me personally, “làng quê” (country side village) is the spiritual foundation which forms the basis of my soul,” Tuan Anh says. “It dominates my perception of life and my approach towards living. ‘Faraway’ means to me everything that is distant in terms of space and time, but which has the power to pull a person closer to the basic attributes that combine to form the soul of an individual.”

Exhibition “Untitled”

Tran The Vinh Untitled
Exhibition: 01 – 20 Sep 2012
Tu Do Gallery
53 Ho Tung Mau Str, Dist 1, HCMC

You are invited to the painting exhibition by artist Tran The Vinh entitled “Untitled”.

For more images of paintings by Tran The Vinh, please visit the gallery website.

Sunday Market at Hanoi Cooking Centre

Inaugural: Sun 09 Sep 2012, 10 am -3 pm
Happens 2nd Sunday of every month
Hanoi Cooking Centre (Roof Terrace)
44 Chau Long

Discover the hidden talents of Hanoi ’s creative community at HCC’s inaugural Roof Terrace Market .

For something different, unique, and not available anywhere else… these creative designers will showcase their new ranges of jewellery, home wares, men’s, women’s and kid’s fashion, straight from the designer to you.

Plus books, coffee, and other HCC treats!

Electronic Music Performance

Thu 06 Sep 2012, 9 pm
Miix
61A Luong Ngoc Quyen Str, Hanoi

You are invited to the premiere performance of Malaysia’s Mushroom Buttons and T.K.I. supported by West Coast US producer and performer Nick Everett – Unconventional Science on Thursday September 6.

Expect a bone-crunching night of contemporary bass heavy grooves, glitch hop, hip hop, trap, dubstep and future garage, combining vintage twisted refits and originally produced tracks. This will be Takashi Aiman (T.K.I) and Jason Chee’s (Mushroom Buttons) first performance in Vietnam, ably supported by Nick Everett (Unconventional Science) – already a firm favourite on Hanoi’s burgeoning underground bass scene – who will kick the party off with an eclectic mix of the best in cutting-edge tunes.

Ticket
Tickets are available only at the door 100,000VND.

Exhibition “Hanoi – Corner of Time”

30 Aug – 04 Sep 2012
Exhibition Hall
45 Trang Tien Str, Hanoi

An exhibition themed “Hanoi-corner of time” will be held at 45 Trang Tien street. On display will be 100 products including 3D photos and films featuring Hanoi’s old quarter, Opera House, Dong Xuan Market and Long Bien Bridge from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. The exhibition is directly interactive through modern equipment such as Ipad and Smart phone with which users can see it wherever they stay without visiting the Exhibition Hall.

Concert and Classical Ballet “Swan Lake”

Fri 21 Sep 2012, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to a night of Concert and Classical Ballet “Swan Lake” with conductor Nguyen Thieu Hoa, piano soloist Tam Ngoc, cello solist J.Solow and artists of Vietnam National Opera and Ballet. For more information, see below:

Program

Part I
Beethoven Ouverture “Coriolan”
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1, Op.33
Beethoven Choral fantasy for piano, choir and orchestra
Interval
The Classical Ballet “Swan Lake” – Scene II
Music: P. Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Kieu Ngan
Costume: Ngoc Diep
Sorceress: Minh Hien
Main Performers: Han Giang – Cam Anh  and others Dancers of Vietnam National Ballet Company
Ticket

Ticket prices: 250000, 350000, 500000 VND. All Tickets available at Hanoi Opera House – 1 Trang Tien or can book over  www.ticketvn.com, ticketvn@gmail.com
For free delivery Call: www.ticketvn.com, 0913489858, 0983067996, 35651806, 66617859.
    
Music Event “Now What”

Sat 01 Sep 2012, 8 pm
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

The fathers of fate are about to drop one big heavy stone on the sounds of summer, shattering them into smithereens. Love or loathe the perpetual sweatfest that be Hanoi junejulyaugust, nothing can stop it now from sliding-off the ‘s’ shape that is Vietnam – probably along with half of your friends who hopped on the annual exodus bustrainplane. End of an era. Start of a new one. September to the rescue.

Bringing you the smell of real vinyl records, old Hanoi favourites, new faces, the definitive cover band of the city, and a tasty, brand new roots/reggae project. Lavish. Love it.

::: GOOD GRAEFF (smp) :::
::: HIGH 5 :::
::: ONE BLACK EYE (smp) :::
::: AC/EC :::
::: ZAMINA (smp) :::
::: DJ Y (VN TRIBES – vinyl set)
::: DIRTY FINGRZ :::

Ticket

Ticket price: 100 000 VND at door.

Exhibition “Dragons in the Clouds”

Opening: Thu 06 Sep, 6 pm
Exhibition: 06 Sep – 09 Oct 2012
Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the installation exhibition of Le Huy Hoang, Vu Hoang Vu and Le Quang Than. 3 installations of 3 artists of 3 different generation are connected to each other by the traditional games that children often play called “Dragons in the Clouds”.

Free entrance.

The Third German Film Festival

Film festival: 06 Sep – 04 Oct 2012
Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hue, Da Nang, HCMC and Nha Trang

For the third time in a row the Goethe-Institut Vietnam presents the German Film Festival in Vietnam. After the overwhelming success of the German Film Festival 2010 and 2011, with more than 30.000 viewers in total, it continues in 2012 from 6 September to 4 October.  The Goethe-Institut shows a special selection of successful and recent German films in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hue, Da Nang, HCMC and for the first time also in Nha Trang.  

Again this year, the German Film Festival would like to give Vietnamese audiences the opportunity to get to know current German films and to discover new perspectives on Germany via the silver screen. Therefore we present, in more than 70 screenings, in original German language with Vietnamese subtitles or voice-over, selected films which have been particularly successful with audiences in cinemas around the world as well as at the Berlin Film Festival and other festivals.

In 2012 German films inspired with emotional cinema and current topics. They are about home and identity, extraordinary love and passion, but also about friendship and responsibility. This year’s German Film Festival in Vietnam offers the audience a selection of 10 film highlights from renowned directors and with popular German actors. The stories they tell are dramatic, humorous, melancholic and fantastic and sometimes all of these at once.

The festival films:

    Our opening film „Promising the Moon“ is a moving family saga, which deals with dark secrets from the past. Just like the Roadmovie „Winter Daughter“, where the audience accompanies the twelve year old Kattaka on her search for her real father. Both stories are about seeking and discovering the own identity.

    Another topic is the coexistence of different cultures in Germany. In several films the audience take part in remarkable destinies, which are on the one hand comedic like in Fatih Akins „Soul Kitchen“, on the other hand compassionate like „Three Fourth Moon“, where the grumbling taxi driver Hartmut develops a new joy of life through his friendship with the little Turkish girl Hayat, or they are compelling and dramatic like in „When We Leave“.

    Of course we are presenting unusual lovestorys in our program as well. The romantic comedy „Men in the City 2“ was already in Germany a crowd puller and spirits were running high in the cinemas. Whereas the film „Summer Window“ is about a romantic-mysterious Lovestory, which leaves the audience astonished. Christian Petzolds award-winning film „Beats Being Dead“ starts as a romantic story about the twists and turns of a young love and ends up being an exciting thriller.

    The programme also promises adventure films and entertainment for the whole family. The film „Lessons of a Dream“ shows how soccer was introduced to Germany by an English teacher and old friends go on new adventures in „The Crocodiles 3“whichis the sequel of the successful „The Crocodiles 2“ from last year’s Festival 2011.

The German Film Festival 2012 promises a great selection of films and many exciting, touching and inspiring moments for cineastes and for the whole family.

Tickets for all films are free. Please also take part in our film quiz! Answer questions about the films, which will be screened at the festival and with a bit of luck you can win amazing prizes. To take part, go on our website where you can also find more information about the complete schedule in all cities.

VENUES

HANOI | 06.09. – 13.09.2012
Venue | National Cinema Center, 87 Láng Hạ, Ba Dinh

HAI PHONG | 21.09. – 25.09.2012
Venue | Rap chieu bong Cong nhan, 111 Cau Dat, Ngo Quyen

DA NANG | 13.09. – 18.09.2012
Venue | Lê Độ Cinema, 46 Trần Phú

HUÉ | 14.09. – 19.09.2012
Venue | Center for Culture & Information, 41A Hùng Vương and Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center, 15A Le Loi

HO CHI MINH CITY | 28.09. – 04.10.2012
Venue | BHD Star Cinema, 3-Tháng-2 Str. 3C, P.11, Q.10

NHA TRANG | 20.09.-23.09.2012
Venue | Film Cinema, 10 Hoang Hoa Tham

In Hanoi, free tickets will be available from 31 Aug 2012 at:

Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Tel.: +84 4 37342251 – 9

Performance of Singer Emel Mathlouthi

Thu 06 Sep 2012, 8 pm
IDECAF
28 Le Thanh Ton, Distr 1, HCMC

IDECAF in HCMC would like to introduce Emel Mathlouthi who will perform a programme of rock, oriental and hip hop music. Emel lives in Paris but was born in Tunisia. She has performed all around the world and has become famous for her concerts inspired by Arabian music.

Emel Mathlouthi starts her career at the age of 8 at Tunisia where she lives until 25 years old. At the very young age, she was inspired by classic, Arabian and Latin American music by her father records.

Emel Mathlouthi makes Tunisia proud of her original and impressive music style. When listening to her music, we think of Joan Baez, Amalia Rodriguez, Sœur Marie Keyrouz, Fairouz.

Emel Mathlouthi will be held in L’Espace Hà Nội on 8th September 2012.

Tickets
Ticket price: 100.000 VND (50% discount for students)
Tickets are available at IDECAF. Tel : 08 3520 6863

Exhibition “Woodcuts in the Digital Age”

Opening: Fri 07 Sep, 6.30 pm
Artist talk: Wed 12 Sep, 6.30 pm
Exhibition: 08 – 30 Sep 2012
Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học, Ba Đình, Hà NộiTel.: +84 4 37342251

The Goethe-Institut Hanoi presents a representative exhibition of 50 woodblock prints – series and large format pieces – by Christiane Baumgartner, as well as artists’ books and a video

Christiane Baumgartner: From Leipzig to Hanoi as an artist-in-Residence

The German graphic artist Christiane Baumgartner will be a guest artistin Hanoi for three months from September 1st. She is the first artist to be awarded the newly created annual residency grant, presented by the Cultural Foundation of Saxony and organized jointly with the Goethe Institute in Vietnam. Christiane Baumgartner, who has became known internationally for her large-scale innovative woodcuts, will immerse herself in the culture and the arts scene in Vietnam, goingin search of traditional wood carving and sharingher experiences on the topic of the art of woodcutswith young artists.

The Leipzig-based artist will also work on her own projects in a studio at the “Center of Contemporary Art” in Hanoi. The aim of the scholarship is not only to find new inspiration in Vietnam, but also to establish contact with Vietnamese artists. Therefore, Christiane Baumgartner will participate in artists meetings and in October / November will give week-long “Open Academy” workshops at art schools in Hanoi, Hue and Saigon.

About Christiane Baumgartner

Christiane Baumgartner, born 1967, studied from 1988 to 1994 at the School of Visual Arts in Leipzig and from 1997 to 1999 at the Royal College of Art, London. Her main artistic medium is printmaking. Particularly well known are her woodcuts. For these she usuallyworks from her own video recordings, producing stills in the form of woodcuts, often in very large formats. Christiane Baumgartner is internationally known and has been honored with awards, her works are in museums in Leipzig, Vienna, London, New York, Amsterdam.
Artist Talk: Trends in woodcuts today in Germany and Vietnam

In addition to the exhibition by Christiane Baumgartner, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi will invite well-known Hanoi artists to a German-Vietnamese artist discussion. The focus is the woodcut, which has a centuries-old tradition in both Germany and Vietnam. Currently, there are trends in both countries to revive this art form by combining it with new media, new styles and new image content.

Lectures by Christiane Baumgartner and Pham Khac Quang about their work, with contributions by other artists and discussion.
Free Admission.

Screening of “Lost in Paradise”

Fri 07 Sep 2012, 8 pm
Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the film screening of “The Rebellious Hot Boy” (Viet Nam, 2011, 95 minutes) of director Vu Ngoc Dang. The film has been screened in Toronto Film Festival, Vancouver, Pusan and Berlin (2012).

Film synopsis:The film is about a boy called Cuong, a prostitute and one duck. It is a warning about a new phenomenon that begins to emerge in Vietnam and might spread out in the future: the gay and lesbian prostitution. The film depicts the real life as well as the emotional changes of those gay and lesbians sex-workers…

Language: Vietnamese with English and French subtitles

Ticket price: 20 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 10 000 VND

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Concert with Emel Mathlouthi

Sat 08 Sep 2012, 8 pm
L’Espace
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the performance of Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi who is a very promising singer. She has made great strides in her career with unique music style influenced by folk music, psychedelic rock and Arabian songs.

Performers:

Emel Mathlouthi: Voice, guitar

Zied Zouari: Violon

Imed Alibi: Percussions

Emmanuel Trouvé

Ticket:

Ticket price:120 000 VND

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 60 000 VND

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Symphony Orchestra

Sun 09 Sep 2012, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House
No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

You are invited to the concert conducted by Christian Schumann with the performance of HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) and pianist Hinrich Alpers. For more information, see below:
Program

Johannes Brahms | Academic Festival Overture
Dimitri Schostakowich | Concerto for piano and orchester Nr. 2
Piano: Hinrich Alpers
Giuseppe Verdi | Requiem & Dies Irae from „Requiem“
Ludwig van Beethoven | Choral Fantasy for piano, choir and orchestra
Piano: Hinrich Alpers

About artists
Christian Schumann
Conductor

Christian Schumann was born in Freiburg to Hungarian parents and had his first piano lessons at the age of six. While still a schoolboy, he was accepted for preparatory classes in piano, conducting and music theory at the Freiburg Conservatory. After completing high school, he began his studies in conducting and composition at the Franz Liszt Conservatory, graduating in 2007.

Christian Schumann is considered one of Germany’s young shooting stars. Immediately upon completing his studies he obtained a position at Theater St. Gallen, and he debuted in March of this year at the Bavarian State Opera. In addition he has already led such internationally renowned orchestras as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra und the Philharmonia Orchestra London. In Vietnam he is appearing for the third time as guest conductor with the HBSO Symphony Ochestra HCMC.
Hinrich Alpers
Pianist

Hinrich Alpers, born 1981 in Uelzen (Germany), attended the Hanover Conservatory and studied later at the Juilliard School in New York. In addition to numerous international awards, in 2009 he won the famous International Telekom Beethoven Competition, which instantly catapulted him into the circle of sought-after concert pianists in the great music centers of the world.
Hinrich Alpers’ rousing, expressive and yet subtle performances of classic works have impressed the public on the world’s most famous stages – including New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonic. He also captivates his listeners in premiere performances of works by famous contemporary composers.
HBSO Symphony Orchestra

The HBSO Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1994, is structured as a core symphony orchestra with musicians from well-known conservatories in Vietnam and abroad. With over 20 concerts per year which draw a broad urban audience, and several concert tours both locally and internationally, the HBSO Symphony Orchestra represents an optimistic step forward in relation to academic music in the city and as such is the long overdue realization of a dream. Through its great potential the orchestra has succeeded in acquiring a rich repertoire of classical masterpieces as well as more modern compositions from Vietnam and the rest of the world, which are gaining increasing favor with the public.

Ticket

Ticket price: 300 000, 250 000, 150 000, 60 000 VND (for students only)
All tickets are available at:
Ticket Counter, HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC, Tel: 08 38299976

Screening of “The Artist”

Fri 14 Sep 2012, 8 pm
Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the film screening “Artist” (France 2011, 100 minutues)  of director Michel Hazanavicius. The film has received 5 Oscar Awards and 6 Cesar Awards in 2012 for the best film in both categories. For more information, see below:

Film synopsis: Hollywood in 1927, George Valentin is a star of the silent film. The appearance of film with sound makes him sink into oblivion. Peppy Miller is a young dance who gets promoted to a film star. The film tells a story about the fateful encounter and how fame, pride and money became obstacles in their love story.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Ticket:

Ticket price: 20 000 VND

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 10 000 VND

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

The Second Concert of the Brahms Cycle

13 and 14 Sep 2012, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
01 Trang Tien Str, Hanoi

From Goethe Institut:
This year, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchester performs for the 3rd time under the direction of the German conductor Jonas Alber and you are cordially invited to a concert evening of the Brahms cycle at the opera house in Hanoi.

Program

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) Piano Concerto no.2
Allegro non troppo (B-flat major)
Allegro appassionato (D minor)
Andante (B-flat major)
Allegretto grazioso (B-flat major)
Symphony no.2 D major
Allegro non troppo (D major)
Adagio non troppo (B major)
Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) (G major)
Allegro con spirito (D major)

Ticket

Tickets are available from 30th August at:

Hanoi Opera House
Mobile: +84 913489858 and +84 983067996

Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Tel.: +84 4 37242251 – 9
Mobile: +84 983067996 and +84 913489858

Ticket reservation under www.ticketvn.com

Ticket prices:
500.000 VND – 350.000 VND – 200.000 VND; discount for students: 100.000 VND

About artists

Conductor Jonas Alber

Jonas Alber studied violin and conducting in Freiburg and Vienna. The Herbert von Karajan Foundation awarded him a scholarship in 1995. He was General Music Director at the State Theater Braunschweig by 1998, at the time Germany’s youngest conductor in this position and one which he held until 2007. Alber has since worked with renowned orchestras around the world. In January 2010, the “German Year in Vietnam” was inaugurated with a brilliant performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony by the VNSO and the Berlin Philharmonic Choir under Alber’s direction. After another highly successful concert in 2011, when Alber and the VNSO jointly presented Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, we are now more than pleased to once again welcome Jonas Alber in Hanoi this year.

Pianist Dao Trong Tuyen

Dao Trong Tuyen began studying piano in 1981 at the Hanoi Conservatory of Music, graduating with honors under the supervise of Prof. Tran Thu Ha. In 1998 he received a scholarship from the Canadian Ministry of Education for his master’s thesis in piano performance at Laval University in Quebec, graduating Cum Laude in 2001. In 2004 Tuyen returned to the University of Montreal with the supervise of Dang Thai Son and received his doctorate there in 2007. Dao Trong Tuyen currently teaches piano at the Vietnam National Academy of Music.

Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra

Since its founding in 1959 the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra consists of many successful graduates of the Conservatory of Music in Hanoi. Together with Vietnamese musicians, who have studied at well-respected Conservatories of Music in Europe and Asia, they form the ensemble of the orchestra.

The orchestra already gave concerts under the conduction of the well-known conductors Jonas Alber, Tetsuji Honna, Charles Angsbacher, David Alan Miler, Le Phi Phi… The VNSO has already travelled various countries on their concert tours and received great local and international recognition of critics and colleagues. In honor to the millenial celebration of the city of Hanoi the VNSO successfully performed G. Mahler’s symphony No. 8 with almost 1000 participating artists from Vietnam and abroad.

Japanese Music Film Weekend “OTO│EIGA”

14 – 16 Sep 2012
Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
and Hanoi Cinemathèque

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam and The Onion Cellar proudly present the Japanese Music Film Weekend “OTO│EIGA” in Hanoi from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 September 2012.

We all know that saying – “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Imagine a rather nightmare-ish scenario in which music did not exist, and in particular – not in Japan. How big a mistake would that be?

Because, quite frankly, no one does music like the Japanese.

When it comes to music, Japan is like a huge crossroad, a special place where musical genres from all over the world meet and clash with each other. Every time a new element enters the scene, it is immediately absorbed, disassembled, examined, tested, mixed with other ingredients, and finally transformed into something entirely new and uniquely ‘Nippon’, from which multiple subgenres consequently spring out in all directions. There simply is no boundary. Diversity is the rule.

It is this open-mindedness that helped develop a Japanese music scene that manages to outdo even the British or the American one, despite Japan not being the cradle of modern music. Here is a country that boasts thousands of bands playing live every night, in its capital city alone. Somehow, it mirrors that sense of wonder the economy has experienced after the War.

With five screenings spanning over three days and utilizing the documentary medium, OTO | EIGA thus acts as a window into various incarnations of contemporary Japanese music: from electronic beats and urban rumblings of big cities, to esoteric sounds inspired by nature and mythology, and everything in between. As the name (roughly translated as Sound | Film) implies, these films are beautiful treats to the eyes as much as they are to the ears, and expected to inspire both the local audience and the artists in Vietnam.

Weekend opener Live From Tokyo (2010/dir. Lewis Rapkin) paints a widescreen soundscape of Tokyo’s alternative music scene, where we meet artists that possess such natural desire to explore and experiment it almost feels bizarre at times. Welcome to a world where ideas and genres are pushed to their extremes, with the general sentiment that there is new music waiting to be created. Needless to say, weird sounds are many: that of two drummers battling it out with computer game music, for instance. Artists featured: Nissennenmondai, Tenniscoats, Optrum, Sexy-Synthesizer, Kirihito, D.V.D., Zoobombs, and many many more.

Other four films focus specifically on some of the most unique Japanese artists working these days. Holy Ground (2010/dir. Jeremy Johnstone) captures the post-rock giant MONO at the highest peak ten years into their career: performing an anniversary concert with the 24-piece Wordless Music Orchestra, wrapping their already destructively powerful sound with a whole new layer of emotional intensity.

On the other hand, Live Tape (2009/dir. Tetsuaki Matsue) is all about intimacy, the intimacy of following singer-songwriter Kenta Maeno as he wanders through the streets of Kichijoji on the first day of 2009, performing songs about life and love. It is also an intimacy that could only be achieved in a film made in one take, with minimum equipment and no script – the ultimate new-wave film.

Elsewhere, we are introduced to Kazuki Tomokawa (veteran folk musician, actor, painter, poet, horse racing commentator, ‘screaming philosopher’) in La Faute Des Fleurs (2009), directed by the acclaimed French director Vincent Moon (a member of La Blogothèque collective). Thanks to a dedicated fan, Vincent is invited to Japan to make a film about Tomokawa (or rather, Tomokawa’s strange and somehow tragic past), someone he describes as coming straight out of a Yakuza film, but once made a living selling his poems on the streets of Tokyo, and is now a well-respected figure of the alternative folk scene worldwide.

Finally, closing the weekend is KanZeOn (2011/dir. Neil Cantwell & Tim Grabham). Looking at three very special musicians: Akinobu Tatsumi, a ‘hip-hop priest’; Eri Fuji, a player of sho (an ancient instrument thought to evoke the phoenix’s cry); and Akihiro Itomi, a master of Noh theatre who is also into jazz, the film takes the audience on a sonic journey into the mysterious worlds of traditional Japanese music, theatre, philosophy and Shintoism. KanZeOn takes place mostly in the pristine setting of Kyushu Island, the third largest island in Japan.

Language: All films are in Japanese with subtitles in both Vietnamese and English.

Free of admission.

Free tickets are available from 14:00 on Friday 31 August at:
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi   TEL 04 3944 7419
[Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00, no closed days]

For inquiries, please contact at:
Ms. Huong (Ext. 106) / Mr. Yoshioka (0123-384-4138)
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

Film List & Screening Schedule
Live from Tokyo     

2010 / 80 minutes / Director: Lewis Rapkin

20:00 – Friday 14 September
@ The Japan Foundation Exhibition Hall & Courtyard
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
MONO Holy Ground     
MONO: Holy Ground – Live With the Wordless Music Orchestra )

2010 / 90 minutes / Director: Jeremy Johnstone

16:00 – Saturday 15 September
@ Hanoi Cinemathèque
22A Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Live Tape     
Live Tape

2009 / 74 minutes / Director: Tetsuaki Matsue

20:00 – Saturday 15 September
@ Hanoi Cinemathèque
22A Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
La Faute Des Fleurs     
La Faute Des Fleurs

2009 / 70 minutes / Director: Vincent Moon

16:00 – Sunday 16 September
@ Hanoi Cinemathèque
22A Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
KanZeOn     
KanZeOn

2011 / 87 minutes / Director: Neil Cantwell & Tim Grabham

20:00 – Sunday 16 September
@ Hanoi Cinemathèque
22A Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

 
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