The fifth cardinal direction

“The fifth cardinal direction” – a Composition by Cao Thanh Lan and Gregor Siedl (2017)

“The fifth cardinal direction” has been selected to be presented at Operadagen Rotterdam on the 24. May 2018 and at Musiktheatertagen Vienna on the 16. June 2018

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“The fifth cardinal direction” – in German “Die  fünfte Himmelsrichtung” is a 43 min. music theatre for 4 performers, inspired by the vocal music of ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam – Dao, Hmong and Lolo people.

Instruments: live electronics, clarinet, tăm lay, daxophone, gran cassa and small percussions, vocal.

The six acts of this composition each relates to a landmark or transitional period in a person’s life: birth, maturity, love, work and creation, (self)destruction and re-birth.


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