Danish composer wants in on Hanoi's 1,000th

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Danish composer Michael Møller said he wants to write music for the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of Hanoi in October.

"I want to be here to make something, as a Danish presence in Hanoi, for the big celebration," he told Thanh Nien Weekly as he visited the capital to perform at the Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival March 26-28.

Michael Møller, one of the most famous songwriters in Denmark, said he wants to make a contribution to the traditional cooperation between Vietnam and Demark.

He said he would help bring Vietnamese instruments like the dan Tranh (a 16-chord zither) and dan Bau (monochord) to Demark. "It would be very interesting for Danish musicians to have new instruments. "

Moller has worked with all types of European instruments but he said "the dan bau and dan tranh are completely different and really fascinating."

Michael Møller entered the music scene in 2002 with the band moi Caprice. The band has received numerous award nominations, and in 2007 they won "Best Band" at the Music Critics Award in Denmark.

The band has also toured extensively around the globe and played shows in Hanoi and Buon Ma Thuot in December 2007.

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