Linh Hà taps into the emotion of wonder, uplift, sorrow and reflection, through improvised looped vocal arrangements, various percussive instruments and a ‘loopstation’ to create layered soundscapes. Incorporating elements from traditional Vietnamese vocal techniques, personal lyrical content and myriad influences – from new wave, post-rock to avant-garde to techno – her music ranges from dense, lush harmonies to sampled sizzling noise to gently ebbing hopeful lullabies.
1: Happiness is (almost) only real when shared.
2: Aluminum can be recycled continuously.
3: Don’t forget to breathe.
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Anything can be music inspiration for me. I love the improvisation and the interaction with one-self and others while making music. To make music is to deliver a message.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
Music has been present in my life since a very young age. We have a VHS tape of 1.5 year old me dancing in my diaper to Michael Jackson. I took singing lessons when I was about 8 years old. But not until 3 years ago, I really discovered my sounds like today.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
These are very memorable albums for me
Brian Eno – Another Green World
Yokota Susumu – Acid Mt Fuji
Aïsha Devi – DNA Feelings
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Berlin is where I was born but I didn’t grow up here. So performing here for the first time is a very special thing for me. Also, I’m very excited to get to know more about what makes this city so fascinating.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
In the near future – AGF Poem Producer.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Every gig gave me various special feelings. There was one time at a festival in Chiang Mai that I got to play during sunrise in a valley. I could see/feel the sun rising slowly behind me and therefore the smiles of the people in front of me. That was a good gig to be able to connect with people in that way.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
My Loopstation is the tool the emphasize the messages that I want to deliver with my voice.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
A younger brother and he came to a few of my gigs and asked me questions about them – which makes me happy.
LinhHàfornow performs at Blind Signal GRMN – VTNM on Saturday, 21st September 2019!
Photo © LinhHàfornow