Traditional-classical music from Vietnam. The Art of the Vietnamese Zither – ─É├án Tranh – Tri Nguyen.
The Vietnamese zither, the ─É├án Tranh (pronounce: dan chang), is cousin to the Chinese guzheng, Japanese koto and Korean gayageum. Whereas several recordings of these related instruments can be found, ─É├án Tranh recordings have not been as abundant among the world music releases of recent years.
While the few ─É├án Tranh-focused recordings available are masterful examples of traditional Vietnamese music, Tri Nguyen borrows from his bi-cultural background to present the ─É├án Tranh in a new light, accompanied by western strings, percussion, and occasional world music influences. As a classically-trained pianist, TriÔÇÖs live concerts often feature piano recitals followed by ancient Vietnamese music on the ─É├án Tranh. For Tri, this is representative of his own journey, immersed in two very different worlds: the western world of his education and classical training, and the Vietnamese tradition of his home and family life.
CD. The Art of the Vietnamese Zither – ─É├án Tranh ÔÇô Tri Nguyen.
Label: Arc Music (2019), code: EUCD2826┬á |┬á┬áVideo