Photo: Anders Haahr Rasmussen
Archive: 7/6 2019, 22:00
Blågårds Pl. 6A
Lullabies are some of the most intimate, yet familiar and widely flowering songs of all cultures. As a part of the project Lullabies for Lost Children, Ly Tran and Anders Haahr Rasmussen have collected lullabies in Vietnam together with stories told by Vietnamese parents, whose children were among the many refugees in the years 1975-90, and who live in the West, far away from the country, where they originally heard the lullabies. The lullabies have been assigned to James Black, who has transformed the songs into a new piece for soprano and piano/percussion trio that connects traditional Vietnamese music with Western art music. Accompanying the piece is a visual element containing footage of Vietnamese women, made during the trip to Vietnam. Black recounts: "Four Vietnamese lullabies are being put to music in four different ways. The goal is not to combine East and West and create a tastful work in the sense of Western art music tradition. On the contrary, the differences are being underlined, taken advantage of and in the end celebrated".
Concept by Ly Tran & Anders Haahr Rasmussen
Music by James Black