Close up photograph of a woman at a sound mixing deck with green lighting.
Performance of Experimental Music in Hanoi ©

Photo by Trần Hoàng Sinh 


This series of events and performances aims to explore the impact of academic dialogues on the arts, particularly in relation to the topic of climate change, in both Viet Nam and the UK.

Audiences are invited to witness and take part in these discussions between academics and artists about the interplay between creative practices, cultural heritage and the environment.

These sessions will raise awareness of the challenges facing artists and researchers interested in engaging with environmental issues and will spotlight innovative forms of contemporary music and artistic expression.  

About the collaborators

Goldsmiths, University of London has an international reputation in the arts, social sciences and humanities and the Music Department is a leader in music research and creative practice. 

DomDom has been created in 2012 as the first independent centre dedicated to the advancement of Vietnamese experimental music and its interdisciplinary collaborations with other art forms. 

The Vietnamese Institute for Musicology was established in 1950 and is affiliated to the Vietnam National Academy of Music. The Institute researches and promotes Vietnamese music and has successfully nominated elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage for inscription by UNESCO. 

How to take part

The Climate of Sound will host workshops, public film screenings, and public performances in Viet Nam and the UK. 

  • Workshops - The Climate of Sound - April
    A series of workshops on topics relating to contemporary experimental music, cultural heritage, ethnographic filmmaking, climate change and environmental issues  
  • Public film screenings
    A public screening of films about music curated by Prof. Barley Norton 
  • Performance: “Gió Nồm” (Southern Wind)
    A public performance of experimental music in Vietnam, curated by music composer Trần Kim Ngọc.