Chris Brown and Vân-Ánh Võ

Thursday, April 13, 2017 • 8:00 p.m.
Kanbar Forum

$25 General; $20 Members; Space is extremely limited (150 seats).

Adults Only (18+)

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“How is jazz like traditional Vietnamese music? In traditional music, we learn it first the way it is. After you master it, you start to create your own version of the song.”   —Vân-Ánh Võ

Traditional Vietnamese music and live electronics converge in the fascinating collaborations of Chris Brown and Vân-Ánh Võ.

A celebrated virtuoso on the đàn tranh zither and the đàn bầu monochord, Vân-Ánh Võ composes and performs music for these and other Vietnamese instruments, including the 36-string hammered dulcimer, bamboo xylophones, and traditional drums, as well as Chinese guzheng. For Resonance, she engages in musical conversation with composer and electronic music innovator Chris Brown, who creates music for acoustic instruments with interactive electronics that respond to their musical signals and languages.