GHOST DUET / KIM LE
GHOST DUET is a piece that features a collaboration between the piano and the Vietnamese zither as a means of exploring the experience of diaspora, and as a reflection upon intergenerational legacies over time. Through the juxtaposition of the Western classical tradition and Vietnamese traditional music, I hope to convey the friction and interplay between identities at the heart of the immigrant experience. The piece is comprised of a combination of newly composed music with remixed, sonically transformed samples of my parent’s former works, such as traditional folk songs. Additionally, embedded at the outset of the work is the reading of a set of co-ordinates that corresponds to my mother’s hometown as well as Melbourne, where I was raised.