Songs and music written for a Vietnamese choreographer Tuyết Minh. All soundtracks have been used in a contemporary dance work KIỀU (Released in April 2020)

The Tale of Kiều is an epic poem in Vietnamese written by Nguyễn Du (1765–1820), and is widely regarded as the most significant work of Vietnamese literature. In 3,254 verses, written in lục bát (“six–eight”) meter, the poem recounts the life, trials and tribulations of Thúy Kiều, a beautiful and talented young woman, who has to sacrifice herself to save her family.

“As evidenced by centuries of human existence
Destiny and genius are apt to feud
Having endured an upheaval
The sights observed must wrench one’s heart
‘Tis no surprise to find the bad and good in pairs
So a maiden blessed by beauty is likewise cursed by envy.”

released December 8, 2019

Composer | Chinh Ba
Vocals | Chinh Ba, NSUT Thanh Hoài
Noise | Chinh Ba, Hương DonNa
Musician | Chinh Ba (looper, guitar), NSUT Nguyễn Văn Quý (percusion), Kathleen (zither)
Project | KIỀU Contemporary Dance Play
Recorder | Alec Schachner
Studio | EchEch Recording Studio