Over the course of 10 days, eight Vietnam-based contemporary musicians spent collaborating, exchanging and working on ideas together at PhuSa Lab, within the framework of the recent and highly-acclaimed Chém Gió concert – a musical dialogue between traditional and Western wind instruments, developed and originally performed by Nguyen Duc Minh, Quyen Thien Dac and the
Đàn Đó collective.
This was an interesting experiment for all of us 13 musicians with a diverse assortment of musical instruments from the North West, Central Highlands and South Central regions of Vietnam, as
well as cello, guitars, drums, objects, electronics, Đàn Nguyệt (moon lute), among many others.
This project also gave me the first opportunity to work with Đàn Đó collective and through
conversations somehow get to know their journey of preserving the spirit and heritage of Vietnamese traditional music & culture as well as innovating the sounds and combining with contemporary practices.