'Sound wizard' Vu Nhat Tan passes away at age of 50
Musician Vu Nhat Tan, pioneering Vietnamese experimental sound artist, electronic musicians and a man dubbed as a “sound wizard”, has died at the age of 50.
|Vu Nhat Tan passed away on Tuesday after battling rectal cancer. — Photo Vu Nhat Tan Facebook|
In the past six months, he has struggled with late-stage rectal cancer with the support from his family and his close friends.
Tan was born in 1970 in Hanoi in a family with a musical tradition. His father is a famous traditional music researcher – associate professor Dr Vu Nhat Thang.
Tan was a composer specialising in symphonies, chamber music, solo instruments and traditional instruments. Having studied music in Vietnam (1991-1995), Germany (2000-2001) and the US (2002), he obtained many achievements in major contemporary music events in Asia, Europe and Australia.
In addition to being a composer and musician, he worked as a lecturer in music composition and electronic music at Vietnam National Academy of Music from 1995 and was a visiting lecturer in music in Australia and China.
He also collaborated with many international leading artists such as Grammy-winning American artist Peter Jacobson and Grammy-winning conductor Jeff von der Schmidt.
“A sad day for Hanoi’s music and art. A great artist, a wonderful person, a generous friend; thanks Vu Nhat Tan for all the moments. Rest in Peace,” wrote Hanoi-based Spanish designer Diego Chula on his Facebook page. VNS
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