Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata, famed for their works with the up-and-coming Japanese post-rock band Anoice, will perform on the first day of the highly anticipated Hanoi Sound Stuff festival on Friday 13 April 2012 at Museum of History, No. 1 Pham Ngu Lao, Hanoi .
Takahiro Kido is the founder, leader and composer of the band Anoice, whose albums have been released under American labels Important Records and Ricco. Their works have received critical acclaim not only from music enthusiasts but also from legendary bands such as Mono (Japan)and Sonic Youth. Kido has also released five solo albums in which he blends various classical musical instruments with a touch of electronics. Yuki Murata, in addition to her work with Anoice, is also hailed for her eclectic piano style in two well-received improvisational albums ‘Films’ and ‘Home’.
In their maiden Vietnam performance, Kido and Murata will perform their solo works as well as Anoice. Also on the same day, Hanoi Sound Stuff curator Tri Minh and Danish Music Award as Innovator, Michael Moller, Sweet Sussieand the experimental DJ Manni Montana (both from Austria)are also set to rock the stage.
Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival is an annual event founded in 2008 by electronic artist Tri Minh, serving as a creative outlet to explore fine electronic and experimental music and promote collaboration between international and Vietnamese artists. This invigorating music festival also supports disadvantaged and disabled children’s development.