The art of noise
Tri Minh is a chameleon. As the hyperactive and imaginative 33-year-old jumps from project to project, his outward appearance transforms to fit his current endeavour.
With a boundless supply of energy and a pronounced lack of preciousness, Minh is pushing ahead with his plans, including an upcoming demo CD of minimalist compositions, the ongoing UN film project and, probably most importantly, a collaboration with his family. Perhaps someday soon, this self-styled chameleon will develop a profile that is sufficiently visible to suit his talents.
Slowly my music is being recognised. And for me, thats enough. I dont need millions of people listening to me. I want to present ideas to the people.
Film producer, talent scout, designer sometimes its hard to pin Tri Minh down. But its as a musician that he hopes to make the most noise, as Dustin Roasa learns
Tri Minh, short profile
Full name: Doan Huu Thang [Aka. Tri Minh; electrovn]
Date of Birth: 28. July 1972
Address 671 Hoang Hoa Tham room 1606. Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Education: BA Composing, Hanoi Conservatory 1996,
BA English, Hanoi National University, 1997
C-level French, Hanoi Foreign Language University, 1997
Since the beginning of 90s, after graduated from Hanoi Conservatory of Music as Excellent in Composing degree. Tri Minh, together with some other young musicians started to play Jazz music in various locations in Hanoi. After a period of improvising with Jazz music, Tri Minh has started to explore his territory in electronic music.
Started in 1999, Tri Minh has begun to compose and perform as a solo artist in many location and venue. With its more and more popularity, Tri Minh has established as the first truly electronic artist in Vietnam. As quoted from article printed in local Time magazine: With a boundless supply of energy and a pronounced lack of preciousness, Minh is pushing ahead with his plans, perhaps someday soon, this self-styled chameleon will develop a profile that is sufficiently visible to suit his talents.
In addition Tri Minh has, during the recent years, become renowned as an avant-garde musician and sound artist merging electronic, electro sounds and programming with traditional Vietnamese music and lyrics in combination with modern installations and performances. And had perform together or as part of with many international artist
Tri Minh Selected performances/recordings:
Yamaha Style-Yamaha show, responsible for remixing and Djing 30/12/2006
WWF keep it wild show/fund raising for protecting wild animal 12/2006
Musical Director for Model Ward 12/2006
Flight co-compose/imrpovise electronic music with Nguyen Manh Hung on Nguyen Manh Hung & Bradford Sculpture/ Show/ performance, 11/2006
Samsung Ultra Night, appeared as featuring artist 11/2006
Part of festival Asia in Spain with Vnred experiement group 2006 http://www.casaasia.es/festival/esp/index.html; http://www.casaasia.es/festival/esp/pdf/daoanh.pdf
Together Higher-Contemporary dance Perform in Hue Festival 2006
Sao Mai Diem Hen Dance and Hip-hop week 2006
Heritage Fashion Show: music performance for Heritage Fashion Show, Hanoi 2005.
Electro Flash Bash: directed and co-performed the electronic concert. Mosaique Living Rooms, June 2005
A Walk Between Two Worlds: multi art performance by Choreographer/Video Director Stephan Koplowitz (US) and Artist Dao Anh Khanh. Co-performed the sound art. Lespace, Hanoi, July 1st and 2nd 2005. http://www.skoplowitz.com/
Re-spring/Dao Xuan: co-directed and co-performed sound part of Artist Dao Anh Khanh Performance. Hanoi 2005 featuring Cedrik (Belgium) http://www.syrphe.com/
DEP Fashion Show: music performance for DEP Fashion Show, HCMC 2005.
East meets West: co-performed at musical night at Lespace, Hanoi, June 19th 2004.
City Bits - radio programme featuring 6 international sound artists, BBC Radio, July 2004
Street Cries Symphony: performed at Hue Festival as well as in the Opera house Hanoi. British Council. June 2004. featuring Robin Scanner (English) http://www.scannerdot.com/sca_001.html
Electronic Night: performing electronic pieces combined with Brian Rings video installation, Lespace. French cultural institution, Hanoi, April 2004.
Re-spring/Dao Xuan: Tri Minh co-directed and co-performed sound part of Artist Dao Anh Khanh Performance. Hanoi 2004
Re-spring/Dao Xuan: Tri Minh directed and performed sound part of Artist Dao Anh Khanh Performance. Hanoi 2000.
Re-spring/Dao Xuan: Tri Minh co-directed and co-performed sound part of Artist Dao Anh Khanh Performance. Hanoi 2005
Remixes : Beside playing electronic as a solo artist, Tri Minh also doing many remixes for various singers in Vietnam, such artists are: Thanh Lam, Tran Thu Ha, Luu Huong Giang, Bang Kieu, Trizzie Phuong Trinh, To Minh Thang, Ngoc Khue
soft synth only
Electronic music from the heart of Vietnam-Hanoi