German electronic artist to perform in Hanoi

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Acclaimed German musician and composer Kangding Ray will perform for the first time in Vietnam at a concert in Hanoi on January 20.

Kangding Ray, real name David Letellier, will perform contemporary electronic sounds that are popular in western cultural hot spots like Berlin, London, Paris, and New York.

The Berlin-based musician used to be a guitarist and drummer before taking up production of electronic music.

Influenced by his city and a variety of other musical genres from rock and pop to jazz, his music is situated at the crossroads of digitality and sensitivity.

The 34-year-old, who was born in France, has released two albums, Stabil (2006) and OR (2011), and several singles and DJ mixes.

His compositions demonstrate a combination of melodies and machine sounds, integrating guitar loops, massive bass lines, residual noise, acoustic instruments, field recordings and digital anomalies, blending techno grooves with dark textures.

His live shows are known for intense moments of musical experimentation, intricate sampling of voices, and different instrument layers.

The Hanoi performance is expected to be a meeting of club culture and avant-garde, and will also feature well-known Hanoi musicians and DJs like Sebastien Gesell, Josh Kopecek, BlipBlop, Dirty Fingrz, and Tungdo.

The concert is part of his Asia tour also covering South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Tickets are priced at VND150,000 and available at the venue, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District.

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