On my first visit to Vietnam, I made some time to see a performance in a water puppet theatre in Saigon. Puppetry has a long tradition in Asia; the one from Indonesia, Wayang, might be one of the most famous ones. Despite its long tradition, it seems to become one more of the disappearing art …
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Sep 06 2012
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Sep 05 2012
TED has become an eternal source for inspiration. This time a short introduction by Neil Harbisson, who —as a colour blind person— invented a device to see colours with the help of sound.
With help of his electronic eye he “hears” colours, faces, food and even speeches for example. By now he dresses in a …
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Jul 23 2012
It has been a while since this interview was published. Still, I would really like to share… Daniel Levitin, one of the front runners for cognition, perception, psychology and MUSIC, about ‘why music moves us’!
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Jul 18 2012
A few days ago I stumbled over an informative page, interactivly demonstrating the functions of the brain.
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Jan 11 2012
Vietnam, mainly because of its history, knows two main directions of Buddhism: Mahayana and Theravada. Next to these two, some small quantities of sects can be found, which have split from the main directions even as late as the 20th century. Like in other Buddhist traditions all over Asia, the one in Vietnam carries a strong coloring of local habits and rituals, too.
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Dec 17 2011
Today I have found another really nice pagoda in the south west of HCMC. At Loc Uyen Pagoda it is peculiar that the ‘thay‘ asked for two singing bowls, and removed the woodblock. A young monk, who is specializing in languages, was so kind to play the new Chuông Chùa –as the bowls are …
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Dec 17 2011
Something new in HCMC for every lover of traditional Vietnamese music: concerts of traditional music four times a day at the Independence Palace. The shows are at 10am, 11am, 3pm, and 4pm. Following a short introduction for each traditional instrument, the musicians demonstrate music on a high virtuosic level. The event is crowned by some …
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Dec 10 2011
Being back in Vietnam I have also started are more comprehensive research about traditional Vietnamese instruments, many of which are direct copies or slight variations of the originally traditional Chinese instruments, or which derive from the Ethnic Minorities in the mountains. A Book by the brothers Le Huy and Huy Tran offers a …
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