About

Duo Siedl/Cao is a composer-performer ensemble that ranges in the field between composition, improvisation, performance and sound-installation.

In their recent works they explore electro-acoustic sound as means of expression and reflect on performative aspects of a live performance situation.

Duo Siedl/Cao is one of the 5 groups from Austria that are selected for the renowned program New Austrian Sound of Music 2018-2019 in the category Contemporary Music. Their recent music theatre “The fifth cardinal direction” is one of the 3 projects from Austria that has been selected to be presented at Operadagen Rotterdam on the 24. May 2018 and at Musiktheatertagen Vienna on the 16. June 2018

Duo works of Cao Thanh Lan and Gregor Siedl have been featured at international festivals and concert venues around the world, amongst others – Festival „Krieg singen“ im Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Opera Hanoi, FIME – Festival Intern. de Musica Experimental Sao Paulo, Festival Ankunft Neue Musik Berlin, Strom Festival Köln, FTARRI Tokyo, NOMART Osaka, Frischzelle Festival für Intermediale Performance, WIM Zürich, Porgy & Bess Wien, Sappho Taipei, CHELA Buenos Aires, Institut Francais, Monash University Melbourne, BoxHill Institute Melbourne, Universidad de Valparaiso.

They have been touring in Europe, Japan, Brazil, China, Taiwan, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Finland, Vietnam, Australia and Indonesia.

Duo Siedl/Cao gives workshops on composition and improvisation. Past teaching activities: Monash University Melbourne, BoxHill Institute Melbourne, National University of Hsinchu Taiwan, Äänen Lumo Helsinki, Universidad de La Serena, Universidad de Montevideo, Meridian Space Beijing, DOMDOM Center for experimental music Hanoi.

For their projects and cooperations, they have received grants from – Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA) for Art and Culture, Austrian Cultural Forums in Tokyo, Brussels and Warsaw, Cultural Department of Low Austria, Austrian Embassies, Institut Francais, ON-Neue Musik Cologne, Ministry for Culture in Nordrhein-Westfalen (MFKJKS-NRW), Rhein-Energie Stiftung.

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Duo Siedl/Cao ist ein Composer-Performer Ensemble, dass sich im Spannungsfeld von Komposition, Improvisation, Performance und live-Klanginstallation bewegt.

In ihren jüngsten Arbeiten erforschen sie elektroakustischen Klang als Ausdrucksmittel und reflektieren die performative Aspekte einer Konzertsituation.

Duo Siedl/Cao ist eine der 5 Gruppen aus Österreich, die für das renommierte Programm New Austrian Sound of Music 2018-2019 in der Kategorie Zeitgenössische Musik ausgewählt wurden.

Tourneen in Europa, Japan, Brasilien, China, Taiwan, Argentinien, Uruguay, Chile, Vietnam, Australien und Indonesien. Auftritte u.a. beim Festival „Krieg singen“ im Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Staatsoper Hanoi, FIME – Festival Intern. de Musica Experimental Sao Paulo, Festival Ankunft Neue Musik Berlin, Strom Festival Köln, FTARRI Tokyo, NOMART Osaka, Frischzelle Festival für Intermediale Performance, WIM Zürich, Porgy & Bess Wien, Sappho Taipei, CHELA Buenos Aires, Institut Francais, Monash University Melbourne, BoxHill Institute Melbourne, Universidad de Valparaiso.

Duo Siedl/Cao bietet Workshops für Komposition und Improvisation. Unterrichtsaktivitäten in der Vergangenheit: Monash University Melbourne, BoxHill Institute Melbourne, National University of Hsinchu Taiwan, Äänen Lumo Helsinki, Universidad de La Serena, Universidad de Montevideo, Meridian Space Beijing, DOMDOM Center for experimental music Hanoi.

Das Duo hat in der Vergangenheit in Kooperationsprojekten Förderungen erhalten, von: Bundeskanzleramt für Kunst und Kultur, Kulturamt Niederösterreich, ON-Neue Musik Köln, Österreichische Botschaft Hanoi, Österreichisches Kulturforum Tokyo, Institut Francais, Ministerium für Kultur in Nordrhein-Westfalen (MFKJKS-NRW), Rhein-Energie Stiftung.

CAO THANH LAN

piano, modular synthesizer, zither, electronics, composition

born 1987 in Hanoi, Vietnam. She works in the fields of contemporary instrumental and electronic music, sound art and music theatre. She was trained as a classical contemporary music pianist (with Pierre-Laurent Aimard) in Cologne and in Brussels Conservatories. She has been experimenting with analogue and modular synthesizer, amplified objects, prepared marxophone/zither, low-tech electronics, etc. She is the scholarship holder of Startstipendium 2018 from Austrian Federal Chancellery. Active as an experimental sound artist composer in Berlin, Vienna and Cologne in many different projects, notably the composer-performer Duo Siedl/Cao – in collaboration with Gregor Siedl, she has been touring and giving workshops for contemporary music and improvisation in Europe, Japan, Brasil, China, Taiwan, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Finland, Australia and Vietnam. Her works have been released on labels Impakt, Flaming Pines, Acefalo Records and Syrphe. Also active as a guest pianist of Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin (KNM Ensemble), she has performed at Ultraschall Festival, Musica Electronica Nova Wroclaw, Galeriewanderung Berlin, etc. She has also earned a wide range of ensemble experience in festivals namely Klangspuren with Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, Darmstadt Festival for new music, Festival Ircam Paris@Manifest, Impuls Festival, International Kamermuziek Festival Schiermonnikoog, etc.

GREGOR SIEDL

saxophones, clarinet, tubes, gamecalls, electronics, composition

was born in Vienna, Austria. He is deeply engaged in the field of experimental and improvised music. Through his explorations of extended techniques, preparations on the saxophone, clarinet and the use of extra-musical instruments such as game-calls and water, he has developed a unique voice in music.

Gregor won first prizes as best improviser at international music competitions XL-Jazz and Gent Jazz festival competition. He has been involved in experimental music, jazz, multi-disciplinary projects with performers, visual artists and artificial intelligence. He is a band-member of Junk Orbit, Parallel Asteroid, DOKO, Auralisation Ensemble, Osmosis Project and critically acclaimed European-Saxophone-Ensemble. He has performed all over Europe, Asia and South-America at international music festivals and concert venues, such as: Festival Ankunft Neue Musik Berlin, Festival Internacional de Musica Experimental Sao Paulo, Shanghai Jazzfestival, Jazz D`Or Strassbourg, HdKW Berlin, Belgrade Jazz Festival, Vilnius Jazz Festival, Gent Jazzfestival, Toots Thielemans Jazz Award Brussels, Follow the sound Festival Antwerpen, Storm!-Festival, LeXGiornate Milan, Gaume Jazz, Porgy&Bess Vienna, Ftarri Tokyo, LE Osaki Tokyo, Koko Club Helsinki, Hot Club Lisboa, Estonian Academy of music, Improvised Music Co. Dublin.

 

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