About

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

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

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 – Bundeskanzleramt für Kunst und Kultur, Österreichisches Kulturforum Tokyo, Kulturamt Niederösterreich, Österreichische Botschaft Hanoi, Institut Francais, ON-Neue Musik Köln, Ministerium für Kultur 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, analogue synthesizer, zither, electronics, composition

a versatile musician, trained as a classical contemporary music pianist (with Pierre-Laurent Aimard) in Cologne and in Brussels Conservatories, but finds her main interest in sound. She has been experimenting with analogue synthesizer, amplified objects, prepared marxophone/zither, low-tech electronics, etc. 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. Also active as an experimental sound artist, composer in many different projects, notably the electro-acoustic Duo (Parallel Asteroid and Zicla projects) – 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. Other groups in which she is founding member, amongst others, are Swiss Army Wife, Junk Orbit, Cao-Keller-Siedl, 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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