Current Projects

Quê/Homelands

Ecological sound art project in the Bắc Ninh province outside Hanoi, involving two members of The Six Tones and the sound artist Matthew Sansom (UK), this project was initiated within the work of the Landscape Quartet and new gallery shows are upcoming in London and Singapore in 2014-15. Read more

Seven Stories

Seven Stories is a film developed in collaboration between the Swedish playwright and director Jörgen Dahlqvist, the American composer Richard Karpen, the Swedish choreographer Marie Fahlin and  The Six Tones. The film draws on scenes in seven plays in traditional Vietnamese Tuồng theatre and has original music and choreography that develops these sources in different directions. Read more

Inside/Outside

Building on a concept by Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Inside Outside is an installation and performance work for three musicians in glass boxes. The surround sound is mixed live by the British sound artist Matt Wright. Read more

Post-Human Computation

This piece emerged as a further exploration of the play with identities that are part of the concept of Inside/Outside. Pierre Jodlowski takes the audience in a further journey into virtual identities in a post-colonial world. Read more. 

With only my hands

A collaboration with the Thai poet Zakariya Amataya launched in 2013 by way of a commission for a piece from the online journal Verse Junkies. Listen here...We were all quite taken by the political urgency and poetic power of his writings, and perhaps most of  all, by the strange music that emerged from working with his reading and immediately started talking about releasing a CD continuing along the same lines. In 2014 we are now planning to record a CD to explore this initial encounter further. 

Arrival Cities: Hanoi

This is a work in progress, an exploration of migration zones in Hanoi, where The Six Tones and the Swedish director Jörgen Dahlqvist collect documentary video from Hanoi and develop music with the composer Kent Olofsson for a series of different versions of music and video art. Read more

Go To Hell

Go to Hell is an installation and performance work with The Six Tones. The first production was set in a dismantled nuclear reactor in Stockholm. We are currently looking for new venues where we can bring audiences to hell. Go to Hell is an installation and performance work with The Six Tones. The first production was set in a dismantled nuclear reactor in Stockholm. We are currently looking for new venues where we can bring audiences to hell. Read more...

Nam Mái

Nam Mái is a concerto for The Six Tones with music by Richard Karpen and The Six Tones, choreography by Marie Fahlin and video by Jörgen Dahlqvist. It was premiered in March 2014 with the Seattle Symphony. Read More

Lydarslått

Lydarslått is a trio project bringing the fiddle player Mats Edén together with Nguyễn Thanh Thủy and  Stefan Östersjö of The Six Tones. It is the result of the development of artistic methods for intercultural collaboration within The Six Tones and the life long urge of Mats Edén of bringing contemporary compositional techniques together with Scandinavian folk music.  Read more.

Planned projects

Past projects

Modernist classics

Starting out in 2013 The Six Tones has been working on transcriptions of some modernist classics with the ambition of creating new  readings of music from the New York and Darmstadt schools. Read more...

Idioms

Idioms is a piece of music theatre with actors and musicians from three continents. developed in workshops in Hanoi, Seattle and Malmö, the premiere and the first tour took place in Sweden in 2011. Read more.

Love Mangs' Viken

The transcription of Love Mang's Viken by The Six Tones for trio with electronics was an early attempt at a practice that has become more and more important in the group: to negotiate new meaning in an existing score, piece of theatre or some other artifact. Read more

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