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Tradition and experimentation: new music from Vietnam

Courtesy of artist
Cellist and composer James Alexander.

On this week's Sound Currents, explore music from Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American composers.

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Cellist and professor James Alexander

Jump in the River
by James Alexander
James Alexander, cello, Matt Otto, tenor saxophone; Luke Helker, percussion; Kip Haaheim, electronics

Catalyzing Quan Ho
by Nhat Minh Nguyen
James Alexander, cello

My Language
by P. Q. Phan
Tanosaki-Richards Duo

by Van-Anh Vo
James Alexander, Sascha Groschang

Green River Delta
by Kim Sinh
Kronos Quartet; Van-Anh Vo (dan t'rung)

Sascha Groschang is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
Laurel Parks is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
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