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TRAN QUANG HAI will give a lecture recital « IL CANTO LONTANO », 23 october 2019, at 21:00pm,Cortili di Ago, Ex ospedale S.Agostino di Modena, Italia

//ENGLISH VERSION//
Lecture Recital with Tran Quang Hai [23 october 2019]
Intensive Tran Quang Hai’ overtone singing Khoomei or throat singing is the name used in Tuva and Mongolia to describe a large family of singing styles and techniques in which a single vocalist simultaneously produces two (or more) distinct tones. The lower one is the usual fundamental tone of the voice and sounds as a sustained drone or a Scottish bagpipe sound. The second corresponds to one of the harmonic partials and is like a resonating whistle in a high, or very high register. During the workshop,


Tran Quang Hai will teach the 2 basic techniques of overtone singing:
Technique of one mouth cavity with lower series of overtones;
Technique of two mouth cavities with higher series of overtones.
Exercices for improvisation and collective creation.
Exercices for the control of each overtone
Improvement of overtones by learning how to reduce the fundamental sound
Learning of how to listen to own overtones in order to create small melodies


TRAN QUANG HAI

Tran Quang Hai ,a talented and renowned musician who comes from a family of five generations of musicians. had been working as an ethnomusicologist for the National Center for Scientific Research in France since 1968, attached to the Department of Ethnomusicology of the Musee de l’Homme. He is retired since May 2009.
His field is Vietnamese music, Overtone singing in Siberia. He is member of
many international societies : Society for Ethnomusicology, ICTM(executive
board member since 2005), Asian Music Society, French Society for
Ethnomusicology (founding member), International Jew’s Harp Society
(founding member), etc…
He has published 23 records on Vietnamese music (from 1971 to 1997), 4 DVD on overtone singing (2004, 2005, 2006), 2 DVD on traditional music of Vietnam (2000, 2009), 1 DVD on his life by the Belgian TV Production (2005), articles in New Grove Dictionary Music and Musicians (1st – 1980 and 2nd (2001)
editions), New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (1984) and some few hundreds of articles in different countries .
Recipient of the Medal of Cristal of the National Center for Scientific Research (France) in 1995 , of the Medal of the Knight of the Legion of Honour (France) in 2002, and of the Medal of Honour of Work, Grand Gold category (France) in 2009.
More details of his activities can be found on his website:
http://tranquanghai.com/

https://www.tranquanghaisworldthroatsinging.com

free entrance for the concert

Lezione-Concerto con TRAN QUANG HAI sul canto armonico intensivo

Khoomei, o canto di gola è il nome utilizzato in Tuva e Mongolia per descrivere un’ampia famiglia di stilli e tecniche vocali nelle quali un unico cantante produce simultaneamente due o più suoni distinti: il più basso è noralente il suono fondamentale della voce e risuona come un bordone, simili a quellidelle cornamese scezzesi; il secondo corrisponde a uno dei parziali armonici e rusulta come un fischio risuonante in un registro acuto o acutissimo.

Durante la lezione-concerto, TRAN QUANG HAI insegnerà le due tecniche di base del canto armonico.

entrata libera

BACH YEN & TRAN QUANG HAI , VIETNAM / DREAMS AND REALITY, concert at MUSEO DI ARTE ORIENTALE CHIOSSONE – ORE 21:00, FESTIVAL MUSICALE DEL MEDITERRANEO, GENOVA, ITALY, 14.09.2019

SABATO 14 SETTEMBRE 2019  DREAMS AND REALITY

BACH YEN & TRAN QUANG HAI , VIETNAM

MUSEO DI ARTE ORIENTALE CHIOSSONE – ORE 21:00

INFO: info@echoart.it

BACH YEN & TRAN QUANG HAI

Il viaggio della cantante BACH YEN, il cui nome significa « RONDINE BIANCA » , initzia nei locali di Saigon cantando in Vietnamita, in Francese, inglese, espagnolo, italiano ed ebraico. Nel 1965 la su vita professionale per 12 anni si posta in America e si chiude dopo aver cantato nella colonna sonora del film « The Green Berets » di John Wayne.

Via a Parigi, dove incontra TRAN QUANG HAI, maestro di instrumenti tradizionali vietnamiti, poliinstrumentista tra i massimi esperti di techniche vocali del mondo.

Insienne esegnono centa naia di recital e pubblicano sette album e cd.

TRAN QUANG HAI vienne de una famiglia di artisti de cinque generazioni e dal specializza al Centre of Studies for Oriental Music di Parigi e dove ha ottenuto la Legion d’Honneur per i suoi studi. Dal 1966 ha tenuto oltre 3.500 concerts e insegnato in 70 paesi. E’ stato maestro, tra gli altri, di Demetrio Stratos.

The journey of the singer BACH YEN, whose name means « RONDINE BIANCA », starts in the Saigon venues singing in Vietnamese, in French, English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew. In 1965, her professional life for 12 years moved to America and ended after singing in the soundtrack to John Wayne’s « The Green Berets ».

Off to Paris, where she meets TRAN QUANG HAI, master of traditional Vietnamese instruments, instrumentalist among the greatest experts in vocal techniques in the world.

They have full of recitals and publish seven albums and CDs.

TRAN QUANG HAI came from a family of artists from five generations and was the specialist at the Center of Studies for Oriental Music in Paris and where he obtained the Legion d’Honneur for his studies. Since 1966 it has held over 3,500 concerts and taught in 70 countries. He was a teacher, among others, of Demetrio Stratos.

MARRANZANO WORLD FEST ,CATANIA , SIICLIA, ITALIA , 20-23 June 2019

Marranzano World Fest

Signore e Signori, Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames et Monsieurs….
ecco a voi tutti gli artisti ospiti del prossimo Marranzano World Fest!
A Catania dal 20 al 23 giugno 2019!

Domani, in occasione della conferenza stampa per la rassegna Porte Aperte UNICT, presenteremo tutti i dettagli del programma completo del MWF 10ª edizione *Suoni Nomadi* 20-23/06/2019.

Già da ora ringraziamo pubblicamente tutti gli artisti che, con grande generosità, disponibilità, intraprendenza e coraggio, hanno accolto il nostro invito a partecipare ad una manifestazione centrata su #musica #intercultura #ecologia!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames et Monsieurs ....
here is all the guest artists of the next Marranzano World Fest!
In Catania from 20 to 23 June 2019!
 Tomorrow, at the press conference for the UNICT Open Show, we will present all the details of the complete program of the MWF 10th edition * Nomadi Sounds * 20-23 / 06/2019. 
 From now on we publicly thank all the artists who, with great generosity, availability, resourcefulness and courage, have accepted our invitation to participate in an event centered on #musica #intercultura #ecologia! 

TRAN QUANG HAI’s Book: 50 Years of Research in Vietnamese Traditional Music and Overtone Singing (Anglais) on AMAZON

TRAN QUANG HAI: 50 Years of Research in Vietnamese Traditional Music and Overtone Singing (Anglais) Broché – 29 janvier 2019

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Tran Quang Hai et Quach Vinh Thien – Causerie Musicale Dimanche 21 avril 2019 à 15H Mandapa.

Tran Quang Hai et Quach Vinh Thien – Causerie Musicale Dimanche 21 avril 2019 à 15H Mandapa.

Vinh-Thien Quach Published on Apr 16, 2019 Tran Quang Hai et Quach Vinh Thien – Causerie Musicale au Centre Mandapa Le dimanche 21 dimanche avril 2019 à 15H. Réalisation et Musique : Quách Vĩnh-Thiện. http://www.thienmusic.com http://www.youtube.com/user/thienmusic http://www.facebook.com/vinhthien.quach https://twitter.com/thienmusic Trần Quang Hải, né le 13 mai 1944 à Linh Dong Xa au Vietnam, est un ethnomusicologue dont le domaine de recherche est la musique vietnamienne, la musique asiatique, et le chant diphonique sibérien. Trâǹ Quang Hải est issu d’une famille de musiciens traditionnels depuis cinq générations. Il est le fils de l’ethnomusicologue Trần Văn Khê. Il a été ethnomusicologue au Centre de recherche en ethnomusicologie (CNRS)  de 1968 à 2009 et a pris sa retraite en mai 2009.  Trâǹ Quang Hải, ses recherches sur le chant diphonique depuis 1969 lui ont donné le titre du plus grand spécialiste de cette technique vocale si singulière avec plus de 8.000 stagiaires des 60 pays dans le monde, le Prix Spécial du chant diphonique Khoomei à Kyzyl (Tuva, 1995), la Médaille de Cristal du CNRS en 1996 et la Médaille du Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur en 2002. Quách Vĩnh Thiện, né le 18 mai 1943 à Saigon, est un compositeur vietnamien vivant à Paris (France), connu aux environs des années 2009-2010 après la parution de ses CD mettant en musique le chef-d’oeuvre  Truyện Kiều ou Kim Vân Kiều de 3254 vers du célèbre poète Nguyễn Du. Ce chef-d’œuvre de la littérature vietnamienne de Nguyễn Du a été reconnu par l’UNESCO comme patrimoine culturel de l’humanité. Quách Vĩnh Thiện est un ingénieur en informatique. Participé au projet de l’Avion Supersonique CONCORDE. Co-concepteur du Progiciel PACHA Gestion des Ressources Humaines. Membre de la SACEM. Début 2018 : nommé ‘Responsable de l’organisation des manifestations scientifiques, culturelles et musicales’ de l’Académie Européenne des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettres, 58 pays, parmi 600 membres, 72 membres avec le Prix Nobel.

Bonjour Vietnam 68 – Trần Quang Hải et Quách Vĩnh Thiện – Causerie Musicale.

Bonjour Vietnam 68 – Trần Quang Hải et Quách Vĩnh Thiện – Causerie Musicale.

Vinh-Thien Quach Published on Mar 23, 2019 Bonjour Vietnam 68 – Trần Quang Hải et Quách Vĩnh Thiện – Causerie Musicale. Voix : Quỳnh Lan et Hải Phương – Poème : Nguyễn Du 1766-1820. Réalisation et Musique : Quách Vĩnh-Thiện. Musique générique : Quách Vĩnh-Thiện. http://www.thienmusic.com http://www.youtube.com/user/thienmusic http://www.facebook.com/vinhthien.quach https://twitter.com/thienmusic Trần Quang Hải et Quách Vĩnh Thiện, Causerie Musicale. Centre Mandapa 6, rue Wurtz 75013 Paris Métro : Glacière Dimanche 21 avril 2019 à 15H. Tarif : 10 euros. Infos et réservations : 01 45 89 99 00 reservations@centre-mandapa.fr Trần Quang Hải, né le 13 mai 1944   à Linh Dong Xa au Vietnam, est un ethnomusicologue dont le domaine de recherche est la musique vietnamienne, la musique asiatique, et le chant diphonique sibérien. Trâǹ Quang Hải est issu d’une famille de musiciens traditionnels depuis cinq générations. Il est le fils de l’ethnomusicologue Trâǹ Văn Khê. Il a été ethnomusicologue au Centre de recherche en ethnomusicologie (CNRS) de 1968 á 2009 et a pris sa retraite en mai 2009. Quách Vĩnh Thiện. 1943 : né le 18 Mai 1943 à 6h30 du matin à Saigon 1956 -1963 : lycée Pétrus-Ký (voir Truong-Vinh-Ky) – Saigon 1963 : Ecole Normale Supérieure Saigon, – section Mathématiques. 1964 : départ pour la France. 1964 -1965 : Faculté des Sciences – Section Math-Physique – Faculté des Sciences Bordeaux 1965 -1968 : sélectionné par IBM via un concours de 500 candidats, en vue d’une formation d’Ingénieur en Informatique. 1968 -1971 : Diplômé de Cnam – Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, France. Début 2018 : nommé ‘Responsable de l’organisation des manifestations scientifiques, culturelles et musicales’ de l’Académie Européenne des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettres.

Book: TRAN QUANG HAI : 50 Years of Research in Vietnamese Music and Overtone Singing, released in February 10th 2019 from 11:am to 15:30pm, at CSU LB, lecture hall room ( next to student union), 1250 Bellflower Blvd, CA 90840in the USA

Book: TRAN QUANG HAI : 50 Years of Research in Vietnamese Music and Overtone Singing, released in February 10th 2019 from 11:am to 15:30pm, at CSU LB, lecture hall room ( next to student union), 1250 Bellflower Blvd, CA 90840in the USA


PREFACE
Professor Tran Quang Hai asked me to write an introduction to this book about his Life and his Work.
Not an easy task since his life is not a mere portrait hung on a wall for anyone to look at and describe, if one can.
Professor Hai’s life is a long road.
A long road that is.
A road which brings back the scenery of so many byways and highways this amazing man had covered in his memorable and outstanding life. They are the embodiment of the multifacet talents of an amazing artist and scholar.
Being a friend of Professor Hai does not make the task of introducing this book to the reader an easier task. There is always this concern that the writer, being a friend may be skewed to his favor and overstate the facts. Or on the contrary, for that same reason, being concerned of a perception of favoritism, the writer may try to minimize the facts. But should it be a concern? For a man of such talent and integrity, and a body of work which cannot be less than a rare precious jewel, under- or overstatement becomes an irrelevant issue.
To summarize it, the life of Professor Tran Quang Hai is a great but challenging road well-traveled.
And it is traveled by a traveler who, not only is not afraid to conquer it, he has been eager to make it fuller, better, more captivating, albeit more challenging not only for himself, but also for people and future generations who are going to travel this same road.
The Road is Musicology.
Not just from Vietnam where Professor Hai came from. Being born one day in May, 1944, in the Province of Dong Nai, South Viet Nam – a region blessed by its beauty and peaceful life, and also by its inspiring richness in resources and popular culture – the soul of this magnificent scholar and artist as Resourceful and Inspiring as the region he comes from. A soul being shaped by many generations of illustrious ancestors, giants in the field of Vietnamese Musicology with his father Tran Van Khe being an accomplished scholar of Vietnamese and World Musicology.
Professor Hai’s road of musicology practice and musicology research goes beyond the confines of his country of origin.
It covers Vietnamese/Oriental Music, from traditional Vietnamese Music of all genres, to the musical background of the Montagnards in the Vietnamese Highlands. It went on beyond borders to address the wonderful aspects of the Musical Heritage of different countries spanning from Southeast Asia to Central Asia to reach as far as Israel, Central Europe to Western Europe.
Professor Hai has been working for the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France since 1968, and is now retired after working for 41 years at the Department of Ethnomusicology of the Musée de l’Homme (Paris). He was a lecturer on South East Asian music at the University of Paris X – Nanterre (1988-1995).
He plays 15 musical instruments from Vietnam, China, India, Iran, Indonesia and Europe. Since 1966, he has given over 3,000 concerts in 70 countries, and has taken part in a hundred or so international traditional music festivals. He has taken part in radio and television broadcasts in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Professor Hai has perfected and made us understand more the Jew’s Harp, the Song of Harmonics, he is the greatest specialist in overtone singing.
Apart from his artistic activities, he is also interested in musical research. He has improved the technique of spoons playing and of the Jew’s harp. In 1970 he found the key to the technique of overtone singing. The film « Le Chant des Harmoniques  » (The Song of Harmonics) which he co-produced with Hugo Zemp, and in which he was the principal actor and composer of the film music, won four awards at international scientific film festivals in Estonia (1990), France (1990), and Canada (1991). He is considered as the greatest specialist in overtone singing in the world.
Dr. Tran has written numerous articles on Vietnamese and Asian music (New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, Algemeine Muziekencyclopedia, Encyclopaedia Universalis). He has also recorded 15 LPs and 2 CDs (one of which obtained the Grand Prix de l’Academie de Disque Charles Cros in 1983). He has composed hundreds of popular songs. His musical experience is very varied: contemporary music, electro-acoustical music, improvisation, film music. He continues to preserve and develop traditional Vietnamese music (numerous new compositions for the 16 stringed zither Đàn tranh).
He has received a Gold Medal for music from the Asian Cultural Academy, and honorary doctorates from the International University Foundation (USA), and the Albert Einstein International Academy (USA).
Along with multiple international awards, in June 2002, he received the medal of Knight of the Legion of Honor from the French President Jacques Chirac. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Medal of Honor, category Great Gold for his 41 years as a public servant of France.
He is the only Vietnamese to have taken part as a performer or composer in such great historical events as the Australia’s Bicentenary celebrations (1988), the Bicentenary of the French Revolution in Paris (1989), the 700th Anniversary of the Birth of Switzerland (1991), the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of Montreal (1992), the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America (1992), the 600 Years of Seoul-Korea (1994), the Jubilee of the King of Thailand (1996), the 1,000 Years of Trondheim in Norway (1997).
As I have said. Dr. Hai’s life is a long Road. A long Road indeed – not only for its length, but also for what has been left behind it.
For the two countries, Viet Nam and France, which are so dear to Professor Hai, his life will always be one of a model scholar for future generations to learn from, a symbol of pride never to fade away no matter the months and years.
For the World, Professor Tran Quang Hai will be remembered as a talented scholar with unparalleled character. Humble and compassionate. But call him simply a World Artist.
This book does render justice, if in part, to this Great Man and his Life. Well deserving to read with time well spent.
For me, Tran Quang Hai will always be, simply, My Friend. And the Honor is mine and the joy well shared.                                                                                       
Dr. Son Vi Nguyen, M.D.                                                                                                                  
Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
The University of Texas, School of Medicine at Houston.
Texas Tech University



Dr. NGUYEN VI SON , M.D.
Contents of the Book
Tran Quang Hai’s Biography. 1
Vietnamese Music from a Cultural Perspective. 53
Cithare vietnamienne, guimbarde, cuillères au service de la musique électro-acoustique  111
Music of The Montagnards of Vietnam.. 125
Recherches Introspectives et Expérimentales sur le chant diphonique  173
Original Research and Acoustical Analysis in connection with the Xöömij Style of Biphonic Singing  211
Recherches expérimentales sur le chant diphonique. 239
Numbers in Asian Music. 361
Caratteristiche fisiologiche e acustiche del Canto Difonico. 383
SELECTION OF VIDEO CLIPS PERFORMED BY TRAN QUANG HAI 457

Dr. NGUYEN VI SON , MD

T H Ư M Ờ I Kính mời quý Thân Hữu đến tham dự chương trình NHẠC QUÊ HƯƠNG & TÌNH CA BANMÊ. Giới thiệu các sáng tác của 3 tác giả người Ban mê viết cho khung trời Ban mê :

T H Ư M Ờ I
Kính mời quý Thân Hữu đến tham dự chương trình
NHẠC QUÊ HƯƠNG & TÌNH CA BANMÊ
giới thiệu các sáng tác của 3 tác giả
người Ban mê viết cho khung trời Ban mê :

– NGUYỄN QUYẾT THẮNG
– PHAN NI TẤN
– NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HIẾU
do Đoàn Du Ca Nam California tổ chức
vào lúc 7PM Thứ Bảy ngày 2 tháng 2 năm 2019
tại hội trường báo Người Việt
14771 Moran St.
Westminster, CA 92863

* Qua sự góp mặt của những giọng hát từ xa-gần :
Nguyễn Quyết Thắng & Minh Chiến (Netherland) – Phan Ni Tấn (Canada) – Nguyễn Đình Hiếu (Garden Grove) – Nga Mi (Cali) – Đồng Thảo (SanJose) – Thu Hằng (Chatsworth) – Doãn Hương ( Netherland) – Thu Phong ( Nebraska) – Huy Đốc (Nebraska) – Kim Oanh & Hoàng Minh Châu – (Seattle) – Đoàn Du Ca Nam Cali – Mê Linh – Ban Tam Ca 3 H – Nguyễn Hoàng Hà – Bùi Quỳnh Giao – Phạm Ngọc Thảo – Hướng đạo sinh Liên Đoàn Hướng Việt –
MCs: Đỗ Quý Toàn, Thiên Hương, Vũ Kim Bình & Bùi Đường

Book: TRAN QUANG HAI : 50 Years of Research in Vietnamese Music and Overtone Singing, released in February 10th 2019 in the USA

PREFACE

Professor Tran Quang Hai asked me to write an introduction to this book about his Life and his Work.

Not an easy task since his life is not a mere portrait hung on a wall for anyone to look at and describe, if one can.

Professor Hai’s life is a long road.

A long road that is.

A road which brings back the scenery of so many byways and highways this amazing man had covered in his memorable and outstanding life. They are the embodiment of the multifacet talents of an amazing artist and scholar.

Being a friend of Professor Hai does not make the task of introducing this book to the reader an easier task. There is always this concern that the writer, being a friend may be skewed to his favor and overstate the facts. Or on the contrary, for that same reason, being concerned of a perception of favoritism, the writer may try to minimize the facts. But should it be a concern? For a man of such talent and integrity, and a body of work which cannot be less than a rare precious jewel, under- or overstatement becomes an irrelevant issue.

To summarize it, the life of Professor Tran Quang Hai is a great but challenging road well-traveled.

And it is traveled by a traveler who, not only is not afraid to conquer it, he has been eager to make it fuller, better, more captivating, albeit more challenging not only for himself, but also for people and future generations who are going to travel this same road.

The Road is Musicology.

Not just from Vietnam where Professor Hai came from. Being born one day in May, 1944, in the Province of Dong Nai, South Viet Nam – a region blessed by its beauty and peaceful life, and also by its inspiring richness in resources and popular culture – the soul of this magnificent scholar and artist as Resourceful and Inspiring as the region he comes from. A soul being shaped by many generations of illustrious ancestors, giants in the field of Vietnamese Musicology with his father Tran Van Khe being an accomplished scholar of Vietnamese and World Musicology.

Professor Hai’s road of musicology practice and musicology research goes beyond the confines of his country of origin.

It covers Vietnamese/Oriental Music, from traditional Vietnamese Music of all genres, to the musical background of the Montagnards in the Vietnamese Highlands. It went on beyond borders to address the wonderful aspects of the Musical Heritage of different countries spanning from Southeast Asia to Central Asia to reach as far as Israel, Central Europe to Western Europe.

Professor Hai has been working for the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France since 1968, and is now retired after working for 41 years at the Department of Ethnomusicology of the Musée de l’Homme (Paris). He was a lecturer on South East Asian music at the University of Paris X – Nanterre (1988-1995).

He plays 15 musical instruments from Vietnam, China, India, Iran, Indonesia and Europe. Since 1966, he has given over 3,000 concerts in 70 countries, and has taken part in a hundred or so international traditional music festivals. He has taken part in radio and television broadcasts in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Professor Hai has perfected and made us understand more the Jew’s Harp, the Song of Harmonics, he is the greatest specialist in overtone singing.

Apart from his artistic activities, he is also interested in musical research. He has improved the technique of spoons playing and of the Jew’s harp. In 1970 he found the key to the technique of overtone singing. The film « Le Chant des Harmoniques  » (The Song of Harmonics) which he co-produced with Hugo Zemp, and in which he was the principal actor and composer of the film music, won four awards at international scientific film festivals in Estonia (1990), France (1990), and Canada (1991). He is considered as the greatest specialist in overtone singing in the world.

Dr. Tran has written numerous articles on Vietnamese and Asian music (New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, Algemeine Muziekencyclopedia, Encyclopaedia Universalis). He has also recorded 15 LPs and 2 CDs (one of which obtained the Grand Prix de l’Academie de Disque Charles Cros in 1983). He has composed hundreds of popular songs. His musical experience is very varied: contemporary music, electro-acoustical music, improvisation, film music. He continues to preserve and develop traditional Vietnamese music (numerous new compositions for the 16 stringed zither Đàn tranh).

He has received a Gold Medal for music from the Asian Cultural Academy, and honorary doctorates from the International University Foundation (USA), and the Albert Einstein International Academy (USA).

Along with multiple international awards, in June 2002, he received the medal of Knight of the Legion of Honor from the French President Jacques Chirac. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Medal of Honor, category Great Gold for his 41 years as a public servant of France.

He is the only Vietnamese to have taken part as a performer or composer in such great historical events as the Australia’s Bicentenary celebrations (1988), the Bicentenary of the French Revolution in Paris (1989), the 700th Anniversary of the Birth of Switzerland (1991), the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of Montreal (1992), the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America (1992), the 600 Years of Seoul-Korea (1994), the Jubilee of the King of Thailand (1996), the 1,000 Years of Trondheim in Norway (1997).

As I have said. Dr. Hai’s life is a long Road. A long Road indeed – not only for its length, but also for what has been left behind it.

For the two countries, Viet Nam and France, which are so dear to Professor Hai, his life will always be one of a model scholar for future generations to learn from, a symbol of pride never to fade away no matter the months and years.

For the World, Professor Tran Quang Hai will be remembered as a talented scholar with unparalleled character. Humble and compassionate. But call him simply a World Artist.

This book does render justice, if in part, to this Great Man and his Life. Well deserving to read with time well spent.

For me, Tran Quang Hai will always be, simply, My Friend. And the Honor is mine and the joy well shared.                                                                                       

Dr. Son Vi Nguyen, M.D.                                                                                                                  

Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

  • The University of Texas, School of Medicine at Houston.
  • Texas Tech University
Dr. NGUYEN VI SON , M.D.

Contents of the Book

Tran Quang Hai’s Biography. 1

Vietnamese Music from a Cultural Perspective. 53

Cithare vietnamienne, guimbarde, cuillères au service de la musique électro-acoustique  111

Music of The Montagnards of Vietnam.. 125

Recherches Introspectives et Expérimentales sur le chant diphonique  173

Original Research and Acoustical Analysis in connection with the Xöömij Style of Biphonic Singing  211

Recherches expérimentales sur le chant diphonique. 239

Numbers in Asian Music. 361

Caratteristiche fisiologiche e acustiche del Canto Difonico. 383

SELECTION OF VIDEO CLIPS PERFORMED BY TRAN QUANG HAI 457