Le-Tuyen Nguyen – lecture/recital

A NEW VOICE: Australian guitar music with Vietnamese cultural influences

Le-Tuyen Nguyen will present a lecture-recital of new Australian guitar compositions inspired from the Vietnamese music culture at ANU’s Llewellyn Hall on 31 August at 10am. Traditional folk songs, melodic and rhythmic idioms from various regions of Vietnam are brought to life in harmony with art music of the twenty-first century. Each composition displays the explorations of musical and technical possibilities for the guitar. Creating and finding its own paths to a new stylistic identity, this genre of music has emerged as a new voice in contemporary Australian music.

You can find Le-Tuyen’s program and biography at the School of Music website.

Free admission.

PROGRAM

Call of the Mountain and the Forrest
The mystical landscape and the supernatural world of Vietnamese highlands

Highland Dreaming
Melody and dance rhythms of the Vietnamese highlanders

Chanson du Sud
Homage to Debussy
Whole-tone scale and the folksong Ly Chim Quyen from South Vietnam

Nocturne
Creating tone colour of the Vietnamese gongs in a study of natural harmonics and the new staccato-harmonic duotone technique

Fantasia
A fancy arrangement of the folksong Trong Com from North Vietnam for the guitar

Love Song
Exotic nonfunctional harmony for a Vietnamese traditional love song Ly Con Sao

Come Together
The sounds and activities of the highland harvesters during a good rice crop

Gods of the Highlands
Ambience of overtone clusters and ritual rhythms of a highland festival

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