A NIGHT OF PERFORMANCES:
BODY TONGUE, CHÚC MỪNG NĂM MỚI!
bones tan jones, Will Pham & VLC band
Asymmetry, 102a Albion Drive, London E8 4LY
Door opens at 6.30PM, 23.02.2024
On the occasion of the Lunar New Year festivities coinciding with the opening of our new public space in the same building that houses Asymmetry HQ, we are excited to present a Night of Performances on Friday, 23 February 2024.
bones tan jones will perform ‘Body Tongue,’ an operatic vocal soundscape that weaves together narratives from their childhood with fables to create a new mythology. In the performance that honours generational old lullabies, Western opera melds with Chinese martial art movements, conjuring a communion with ancestral kins.
Will Pham will present ‘Chúc mừng năm mới!’, a live performance of nostalgic songs by the VLC band from Centre 151, a Hackney-based community centre set up in 1985, formerly known as the Community Centre for Refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (VLC). Evoking memories of the artist’s experience attending events at the VLC Centre when he was little, Pham will narrate his experience as part of the Vietnamese refugee community through video projections of archival materials looking at Vietnamese parties, Viet joy and style, with vocal contributions by invited friends Koa Pham and Trâm Nguyen.
6.30PM Door opens
7.00PM bones tan jones, 'Body Tongue'
7.45PM Will Pham & VLC band, 'Chúc mừng năm mới!'
The performances will be accompanied by a cordial celebration with food, drinks, and music.
FREE ENTRY, TICKET HERE