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UK artist to perform in Vietnam
  • | VOV | April 09, 2013 08:37 AM

Prominent UK musician, Leafcutter John, will entertain audiences in a variety of activities in Hanoi this month.

  He is scheduled to attend the Electronic vs Classic Music workshop with the Rhapsody Philharmonic at the British Council on April 9 and hold an Electronic Music Master Class for students and musicians at the Goethe Institute on April 10-11 before taking part in the Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival at the Vietnam National Museum of History on April 12.

John has made remarkable contributions to electronic, folk and experimental music and has released five critically acclaimed albums that combine elements of concrete and electro-acoustic music with voice and guitar work.

He has also performed his award-winning work extensively at festivals throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific, as well as on television and radio.

Recently, he composed the music for a major new production by Handspring, the pioneering puppetry company responsible for the ply Warhorse, which ran at the National Theatre in London before going on to the West End in the same city and Broadway in New York.

John is currently working in the Leaf-lab developing a light-controlled music interface that will open up new avenues for laptop performers.

He is also a full time member of the 2005 Mercury Music Award nominated contemporary Jazz band Polar Bear, for which he provides electronics, guitar, and vocals.

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