Short version: Starting with music at age 5, then in 1998 at age 13, LUONG Hue Trinh entered the Vietnam National Academy of Music. After 12 years of studying, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Keyboard in 2010. Since then, she began her career in Electroacoustic music. From 2015 to 2018, she won a full German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship for the program New Techniques in Composition and then, Master Multimedia Composition at Hochschule für Musik & Theater Hamburg.
LUONG is interested in exploring traditional and experimental elements in music and visuals, in scenography and creating art works for specific sites. Not only being active as composer but also electro-acoustic improviser, she got commissions for exhibitions, contemporary dance projects, films and live performances in various countries in Asia, Europe, Australia, Canada, North America and Africa.
Starting with music at age 5, then in 1998 at age 13, LUONG Hue Trinh entered the Vietnam National Academy of Music. After 12 years of studying, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Keyboard in 2010. Since then, she began her career in Electroacoustic music under the guidance of Vietnamese composer Nguyen Xuan Son (SonX). From 2015 to 2018, she won a full German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship for the program New Techniques in Composition and then, Master Multimedia Composition with Prof. Dr. Georg Hajdu, Prof. Elmar Lampson and Alexander Schubert at Hochschule für Musik & Theater Hamburg.
LUONG is interested in exploring traditional and experimental elements in music and visuals, in scenography and creating art works for specific sites. Not only being active as composer but also electro-acoustic improviser, she got commissions for exhibitions, contemporary dance projects, films and live performances in various countries in Asia, Europe, Australia, Canada, North America and Africa.Illusions (2016), her first album, was reviewed and became one of the Best of 2016 – Albums of The Year selected by Avant Music News, San Francisco-USA. Hanoi Grapevine Finest 2019, the first and only bi-lingual site of Art and Culture Events in Vietnam chose her as the Finest Artist of the year. She won a scholarship in the Réciprocité program of Villa Saigon-Institut Français Vietnam for a 3 month-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris in 2020. In the same year, she was chosen as one of 14 successful alumni of DAAD Vietnam since 1985 and was written in a publication for the celebration of the 45 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Vietnam.
Trinh's music was broadcast from time to time on the radio in the USA, Thailand, India, Czech Republic, Australia, Scotland, England and highlighted as Artist of the Month on StillStream Radio, Los Angeles-USA (2013). The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) interviewed and presented her music in 2014 & 2015. Her performance in Mikromusik Festival (2018) organised by Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD and the Humboldt Forum Foundation was broadcasted on radio Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Germany.
Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival (2010 & 11)/ Riverscapes IN FLUX (2011-13) toured in five Southeast Asian countries by Goethe Institut/ Hanoi New Music Festival (2013 & 18)/ The Roving Eye - Contemporary Art from South-East Asia (2014) Istanbul/ SAVAKA Vol. 11- Asia Experimental Music Current Project – Artist of the Month (July 2014) for concerts and talks at Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum & Banye Art Hotel in Hangzhou/ as a creator in Echoes (2014) - a “geolocative” audio project in Hanoi-Copenhagen & workshop in Roskilde University/ Soundtrack for hand drawn animation film Light-being by Nguyen Hoang Giang & trailer of Mini DOCFEST (2014) Hanoi/ Asian Meeting Festival (2015) Tokyo and Kyoto/Punkt Festival (2015) Kristiansand Norway.
Blurred Edges Festival (2016 & 17) Hamburg/ Project Hanoi-Berlin Experimental Music Meeting in Copenhagen Jazz Festival (2016) Copenhagen & Berlin/ Soundtrack for a five-channel video The Bridge 3 (2016) by Le Brothers at Goethe Institut Hanoi/ Opera Dido & Aeneas (2016) at the Opera Stabile - Staatsoper Hamburg/ the 13th SMC Conference 2016 - Sound & Music Computing Hamburg/ Wenjack (2016) - an audio book for disable people, by The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) Toronto/ Concert tour of project wESTAMAN (2016-17) Southern Norway/ Virtual Exhibition – OUA Electroacoustic Music Festival (2017) at Osaka University of Art, Japan/ Next Generation 7.0:SENSORIK Festival (2017) at ZKM Karlsruhe Germany/ Concert Vietnamese words and music (2017) at Inter Arts Center-Malmö Academy of Music Sweden/ Portrait Concert: Luong Hue Trinh (2017) in the 43th Lüneburg Neue Musik Festival Germany/ G((o))ng Tomorrow Festival (2017) at Jazzhouse Copenhagen/ Concert of Trio “Đ” (2017) at Inter Art Center Malmö/ Summer Concert (2018) at Skálholt church, Iceland/ STREAKS - a multimedia concert by Luong Hue Trinh (2018) Hamburg/ ASEAN Youth Ensemble & International Conference MUSIC & METAMORPHOSIS (2018) at Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Bangkok.
Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival (2018) Norway/ Project Berlin-Hanoi Meeting in Electroacoustic music (2019) Goethe Institut Hanoi/ VỆT - Multimedia Concert by Luong Hue Trinh (2019) by Goethe Institut Hanoi and Institut Français de Hanoi/ the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of Manila Composers Lab (2019) at the Philippines University/ Concert In the Path of the Ancestors (2019) at Vietnam National Academy of Music/ Concert The Poetry of the Moon (2019) at Goethe Institut Hanoi/ Blind Signal project (2019) at Goethe Institut Hanoi and Wasserspeicher Prenzlauer Berg Berlin/ Concert Frontière Indécise/Blurred Boundary (2019) at Institut Françai de Hanoi - L’Espace/ Intonal Festival at Inter Arts Center, Malmö Academy of Music Sweden/ SoundBridge IV Contemporary music Festival (2019) at Taylor’s University, Malaysia/ Franco-Vietnamese concert Lettres de Hanoi (2019) in European Music Festival at Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music and Hanoi Youth Theatre, Vietnam/ Fête de la Musique (2020) at Alliance Française d'Accra, Ghana/ INTERKONZERT - intermedial und interkulturell (2020) with ensemble Handwerk at Alte Feuerwache-Cologne, Theater im Pumpenhaus-Münster, Bürgermeisterhaus-Essen in Germany/ HEAVE/Phập phồng - a multimedia performance (2021)at Alliance française Accra, Ghana/ Drifting Intervals (2021)- online concert for 5 female artists from Vietnam, Germany, France Switzerland, & Ghana by Goethe Institut Vietnam/ TÍCH TỊCH TÌNH TANG... Concert (2022) at Goethe Institut Vietnam/ ACCRA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022 at Alliance Française Accra/ THE APPEAL (2022) - an intercultural & intermedia, a site-specific performance by Luong Hue Trinh at Alliance Française Accra, Ghana/ The Vivid Silences (2022) - a multimedia and site-specific performance at Goethe Institut Ghana, NHẤP NHOÁNG (2023) - a music performance at the 33rd AngelicA International Music Festival in Bologna, Italy/ Slanted Silhouettes - a multimedia & site-specific project at Alliance Française Accra, Ghana ...
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Composers/Performers I've had an honor to work with:
Peter & Peter Riesling
Luong Hue Trinh
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