Webs of Life - Kiếp Người

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Living as we do in this world, we are bound, or even trapped in many webs of life: webs of love and hate, webs of duties and ambitions, webs of ideals and desires. Is there a way out?

This work was created for an audio-visual realisation of the perception of life as presented in the painting Kiep Nguoi [Human Life] by Nguyen Van Doi.


from Melodia Nostalgica, released February 1, 2013
Dang Kim Hien: dan tranh (Vietnamese zither), dan bau (monochord), dan nguyet (lute), and percussion.

Le Tuan Hung: ocarina, percussion and field recordings

Anne Norman: shakuhachi (playing melodic fragments from Le Tuan Hung's Scent of Time)

Monks of the Quang Huong Gia Lam Temple (Vietnam): Buddhist chants

Quoc Anh Tran: baby cries (1996)



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Dang Kim Hien Melbourne, Australia

Dang Kim Hien is a composer, performer and educator. She is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, specialising in Vietnamese strings and percussion. She taught at the Department of Traditional Music of the Conservatory of Music in Saigon (Vietnam) between 1981 and 1994. She has performed extensively to present her original works on international platforms. ... more

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