Cao Thanh Lan

piano, analogue synthesizer, marxophone/zither, electronics, composition


Cao Thanh Lan (VN) – a versatile musician, trained as a classical contemporary music pianist (with Pierre-Laurent Aimard), but finds her main interest in sound. She has been experimenting with analogue synthesizer, amplified objects, prepared marxophone/zither, low-tech electronics, etc. As a guest pianist of Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin (KNM Ensemble), she has performed at Ultraschall Festival, Musica Electronica Nova Wroclaw, Galeriewanderung Berlin, etc. She has also earned a wide range of ensemble experience in festivals namely Klangspuren with Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, Darmstadt Festival for new music, Festival Ircam Paris@Manifest, Impuls Festival, International Kamermuziek Festival Schiermonnikoog, etc. Also active as an experimental sound artist, composer in many different projects, notably the electro-acoustic Duo (Parallel Asteroid and Zicla projects) – in collaboration with Gregor Siedl, she has been touring and giving workshops for contemporary music and improvisation in Europe, Japan, Brasil, China, Taiwan, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Vietnam.