Double Bill: Hanoi Eclipse: The Music of Dai Lam Linh (2010) and Make a Silence: Musical Dialogues in Asia (2019)

  • August 22, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:40 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Hanoi Eclipse: The Music of Dai Lam Linh (2010)
Directed by: Barley Norton
Runtime: 56 minutes
Country: UK, Vietnam
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles
Rating: PG13 (Some Coarse Language)


RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film (Film Festival of the Royal Anthropological Institute) 2011

The career of groundbreaking Vietnamese band Dai Lam Linh has been plagued by scandal at every turn, due in part to their sexually-explicit lyrics and experimental sound. Nonetheless, the band―comprising male composer Dai, an ex-soldier in the Vietnam War, and female singers Lam and Linh―has been responsible for creating a new form of popular music, one both international in outlook and rooted in Vietnamese traditions and aesthetics. Hanoi Eclipse documents the challenges they faced while recording their debut album and preparing for a concert at the prestigious Hanoi Opera House. In the process, it explores how Dai overcame the trauma of war by writing songs to honour the dead, and how Lam and Linh came to discover and cultivate their extraordinary voices.


Make a Silence: Musical Dialogues in Asia (2019)
Directed by: Barley Norton
Runtime: 29 minutes
Country: UK, Vietnam
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles
Rating: PG

The 2018 Hanoi New Music Festival was an historic event. With participants from across Southeast Asia and Japan, it was the largest festival of experimental music ever held in Vietnam. This documentary showcases the diverse, multimedia performances that took place at the festival, including soundscapes for theatre and video, underground music, and free improvisations. Like the festival, this is a sensory feast of musical and visual exploration. Combining vivid artistic images, concert footage and conversations with the musicians, it offers a lively record of transnational dialogue between artists from Asia’s contemporary music scene. Featured artists include Trần Thị Kim Ngọc, Red Slumber (Vietnam), Siew-Wai Kok, Yii Kah Hoe (Malaysia), Jiradej Setabundhu (Thailand), Otto Sidharta (Indonesia), and Otomo Yoshihide (Japan).


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