Gallery Six + Sound Awakener
“This album basically consists of beautiful sound materials from Nguyễn Hồng Nhung aka Sound Awakener, based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her special soundscape brought me many inspirations, so I immediately figured out what I have to do. Although both of us have basically been trying to turn our attentions to beauty which inhere in elements of minimalism, consecutiveness, silence, darkness, at the beginning of making this album, in an attempt to share each other’s sensibility, we interacted very often, and then, eventually found out the affinity. To combine things we see, hear, touch, taste, smell, feel in our everyday life is just only what we wanted to express in our music. We have confidently concluded that it’s a thing we’ve been looking for. We two artists from Asia are, as it were, AWAKENER with SIX senses.”
• Hidekazu Imashige (Gallery Six)
“I discovered Gallery Six’s music in summer 2014. I really, really love the sound he created as well as his photos so I got in touch with him and we started discussing a bit about the collaboration. I am much inspired by his approach to field recordings and electronic sounds – which is a great reminder of nature.
In this album I tend to focus on layering soft soundscapes and adding classical music influence – this is the first time I’ve ever done it.
For me Minimalistic Freedom is an experience for the peace of mind and my usual admiration for nature. It is a strange sweetness through pain – since most of my parts were recorded at one of the hardest times in my life. It is my pleasure to have Gallery Six throughout this musical journey.”
• Nhung Nguyen (Sound Awakener)