(VOVworld) - Akio Suzuki, one of the pioneering sound artists of Japan, will perform in Hanoi on July 17. Suzuki has been performing, making instruments, and presenting sound installations for nearly 40 years. Suzuki will perform with about 30 Vietnamese youths, who do not have a background in music, at the event entitled Hanoi Collective Orchestra.
|Vietnamese youths show their musical instruments, handmade from household items, at the first Hanoi Collective Orchestra event last September (Photo courtesy of Japan Foundation)
The event is being held by the Japan Foundation to create a free-form orchestra for non-professional musicians. This is the second time the event will be held in Hanoi. A two-week-long workshop is being held from July 2 to train Vietnamese participants in creating musical instruments from objects and materials used in daily life.
The Hanoi Collective Orchestra is part of the Ensembles Asia Orchestra, a project launched in 2014 by the Japan Foundation with the aim of creating a free-form orchestra that engages with people who are not professional musicians. The project is organised by the Japan Foundation Asia Centre with musician Otomo Yoshihide as the artistic director.