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Siedl/Cao "Rediscover the Forgotten 'Treasures' through Sound"

Project content:

In a fast-paced society and with modern technology, many things are forgotten, being taken for granted or ignored.Siedl/Cao would like to rediscover those forgotten “treasures” through collaborative creations with pupils of Taiping Elementary School.

Siedl/Cao together with the pupils build sound installations that recycle old forgotten toys, kitchen utensils, found objects, etc. chosen by the pupils and incorporated into the installations by themselves.

Siedl/Cao hope to develop an awareness of the creative and artistic potential of everyday objects, of the familiar environment and its related sounds. At the same time, they would like to enable the playfulness, creativity and individuality of each child through their direct involvement in the sound-making process.

producer: Siedl/Cao
Nationality: Austria/Vietnam
Language: Non-verbal Performance
Time: 10.19-11.09
Location: Taiping Elementary School concourse
Duration: 09:00-16:00 on Saturdays
Price: Free Admission

Introduction of Performer/ Troupe

Siedl/Cao, Cao Thanh Lan from Vietnam and Gregor Siedl from Austria, is a Vienna-based Siedl/Cao, Cao Thanh Lan from Vietnam and Gregor Siedl from Austria, is a Vienna-basedcomposerperformer and sound artist group. They work in the field of contemporary electronic and instrumental music, music theatre and sound art. Siedl/Cao is one of 5 groups from Austria that received the award New Austrian Sound of Music 2018-2019 in the category Contemporary Music.

With their recent transdisciplinary and sound art works, many of which incorporate sitespecific sound installations and audience participation, they research into the relationship and balance between visual and audio elements, intentionality and un-intentionality, nature and artificiality, human and machine.

In their experimental music projects, they work with various sound sources – Hanoi
traffic noise, clarinet, Vietnamese hubble bubble smoking pipe, daxophone, air pump,
servo motors, precompressed spring, modular synthesizer, crackers, text-to-speech,
marxophone, plastic plants, gaffer tape, infusion bags, etc. for sites such as opera house, bowling alley, theatre, living room, university auditorium, vinyl shop, galleries, etc.

Production Team

Co-Created by Siedl/Cao and Taiping Elementary School Students.


10.19-11.09|09:00-16:00 on Saturdays

Notice for Audience

1. The opening date for the exhibition may be influenced by the progression of the preceding workshop. For specific details, please refer to the festival’s official website and Facebook page.



Official Website:http://siedlcao.com


Co-production/ Thanks/ Sponsor

Taiping Elementary School