Due to a convergence of several disparate factors, I missed two great-sounding shows last weekend. First was Vu Nhat Tan’s monthly night at CAMA ATK on Thursday, this time in collaboration with percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa. I haven’t been able to make it to Tan’s ATK night since November, something I hope to correct next month.
On Friday evening Vu Nhat Tan also performed with violinist Trinh Mien Hien at Chula. I was completely unaware that A) this event was even happening and B) Chula even hosted live music events, especially of the experimental variety. (It also didn’t help that I was at an early Tết party that evening.) I’ve gotta keep my eyes and ears closer to the ground.
Thankfully, Hanoi Grapevine’s KVT wrote a descriptive and detailed column about the performance that captures the intricacies and nuances of the collaboration. It’s well worth a read and hints at the sounds and music created last Friday.
Here’s hoping this duo repeats this collaboration in the not-too-distant future.