The Hanoitimes - Many kinds of artists from around Vietnam will have a chance to join a double bill of talks examining how various forms of film and music have been brought together within the context of cultural heritage.
British Council Vietnam will organize an event with theme “Symbiosis” that features conversation on film and music at Manzi Art Space at 14 Phan Huy Ich street, Hanoi on August 31.
Symbiosis forms a part of the FAMLAB (Film, Archive and Music Lab) strand of Heritage of Future Past, a British Council in Vietnam project that engages with Vietnam’s music and film heritage, especially those currently under-threat or under-represented. Within the project framework, FAMLAB creates opportunities for revisiting and rediscovering certain heritage elements, in the process enabling connection between values from before and expressions of today.
Artists in residence program at Mo H’ra village, Gia Lai. Photo: British Council Vietnam
Symbiosis also marks the launch of the FAMLAB Fund initiative which will provide grant packages to artistic or creative projects that fit the general criteria set out by FAMLAB.
In session one, artists will have conversations Joel Mills, a Senior Program Manager, Music at British Council on folk for future. Joel Mills has worked in the music sector for over 20 years with a background that straddles both the commercial and funded sector.
The presentation will take us through a whistle stop tour of folk music in the UK and introduce some of the artists, festivals and people who help make it a contemporary and thriving scene, as well as explore the opportunities for creative use of archives.
In session two, artists will have conversations with Barley Norton, a reader in Ethnomusicology and Director of the Asian Music Unit (AsMU) in the Music Department at Goldsmiths, University of London on filming music heritage.
The talk and discussion will provide an opportunity for people interested in music and film to learn more about innovative filmmaking techniques and the cultural politics of audio-visual representation.