from laos to vietnam
radia #394: laos' dreaming + radia #272: VuNhatTan
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eine klangforschungsexkursion durch südostasien.
zunächst führt uns anne-laure lejosne nach laos, wo wir unter anderem gesängen in einer der zahlreichen selten werdenden sprache lauschen, die nurmehr von wenigen volksgruppen gesprochen werden. im anchluss reisen wir noch einmal mit dem vietnamesischen experimental-komponisten vunahtan in seine heimat.
credits und hintergrundinformationen: siehe unten
a sound research expedition through south east asia.
first we're guided by anne-laure lejosne to laos, where we'll listen to songs in one of the many languages spoken only by few people and thus always in danger to be lost in time:
"I’ve made some binaural field recordings when I was in Laos in january 2009. But I couldn’t find what to do with those sounds until I met Sisada, a young lao woman, living in France and trying to preserve the practice of Kamouh language in her family. She told me it was quite difficult to convice the young generation to learn their original langage. We decided to work together on this piece which mixes kamouh dialect, lao, even sanscrit, a touch of english and french […]" [A.-L.L.]
in the second part, the vietnamese composer and musician vunhattan invites us another time to join his universe:
"VuNhatTan is a Vietnamese composer of experimental orchestral/chamber/piano and electro/computer & multimedia works that have been performed in Asia, Europe, United States and elsewhere […] His work for radia iis composed by soundscaping Hanoi and becomes a part of the ping-pong-collaboration between Corax musicians and vietnamese artists from Hanoi. […]" [R.W.]
miss.gunst would like to thank the following artists and sound collectors:
jovica for the space machine, corsica s for some beautiful radiator sounds;
anne-laure lejosne and radio jet fm, nantes as well as VuNhatTan from hanoi and radio corax, halle, for traveling with us from laos to vietnam;
as well as radia.fm radio art network for being a crowd of incredibly creative partners.