Street Symphony
Hanoi Vietnam

November 2003

At the invitation of the British Council in Vietnam I was offered the chance to create a temporary work in Hanoi in collaboration with local artists and musicians.

The project used recordings of street calls from Hanoi, arguably very banal sounds to the resident, almost invisible in their familiarity, but to the outsider something very unique and special. One day they will simply be just memories, when they are no longer seen and heard on the streets, so in many ways the work was about storing the resonances and ghosts for a future generation.

Having recorded and rehearsed for several days we presented the work in the Opera House to a very receptive audience.

In actual fact I was the first ever electronic artist from overseas to perform in Hanoi. It was an extraordinary experience.