Cao Thanh Lan has a strong classical contemporary music background and Gregor Siedl is a jazz musician with roots in improvised and experimental music. Their common ground is free improvisation with vigorous use of extended techniques and new forms of expression. The duo is actively connected to the thriving music scenes of Vienna, Berlin, Cologne and Brussels.
This time Parallel Asteroid returns to Vietnam by the invitation of Domdom and the financial support of Austria Embassy. After the intensive workshop and practice sessions with young musicians of the advanced improvisation class of Domdom, the result of this adventurous project will be presented in a unique concert for the audience of Hanoi.
Do not miss out on this special concert experience with the Duo Parallel Asteroid and the talented young composers of Domdom.
*Cao Thanh Lan – the only Vietnamese pianist who is specialized in classical contemporary music (graduated from Cologne Conservatory Germany with Highest Distinction in the Master program of New Music). She participated in world famous festivals of contemporary music, amongst others Manifest at Ircam Paris, Klangspuren and Impuls in Austria, Strom Festival in Germany…
*Gregor Siedl is an Austrian musician with a background in jazz music who is also an expert in using instrumental extended techniques. He has won several prizes at prestigious international jazz competitions and has released numerous recordings as well as performed in many festivals in Europe and in Asia.
*The young composers of Domdom are from different music backgrounds. Some were trained in classical music, others studied Vietnamese traditional music, some others are self-taught musicians. The educational courses of Domdom encourage and enable them to absorb and integrate aesthetical concepts of experimental music as well as develop their skills and necessary knowledge in performing experimental music. They became and will become the positive creative forces of the experimental music scene of Vietnam.