Dang Kim Hien

Dang Kim Hien is a composer and virtuoso performer in both traditional and contemporary music of Vietnam, she also taught at the Department of Traditional Music of the Conservatory of Music in Saigon for 14 years.

Dang Kim Hien is a composer and virtuoso performer in both traditional and contemporary music of Vietnam. She holds a National Gold Medal for Excellence in Vietnamese Zither Performance and a National Award for Excellence in Traditional Chants. In addition to her career as an active composer-performer, she taught at the Department of Traditional Music of the Conservatory of Music in Saigon for 14 years.

Dang Kim Hien is featured on the following titles

Echoes of Ancestral Voices

Performer: dan nguyet [moon lute], song lang [foot clapper], dan bau [monochord], dan tranh [Vietnamese zither], Voice, phach [wooden clappers], trong de [small drum], Composer

Le Tuan Hung and Dang Kim Hien present 'Echoes of Ancestral Voices,' a collection of Vietnamese traditional music. This album follows their beautiful and evocative disc 'Landscapes of Time' (described by ABC Radio National as "an enchanted journey across the soundscapes of Vietnam.")

Landscapes of Time

Performer: dan tranh [Vietnamese zither], electronic crickets, voice, dan bau [Vietnamese monochord], Amplified throat voice, phach tre [bamboo block], dua tre [bamboo chopsticks], Composer

Contemporary Sound Art of Vietnam. Evocative images and haunting effects, creating a totally unforgettable listening experience. Explore new directions in contemporary sound art with a touch of Vietnamese colour - inspired by Vietnamese poems, ideas and spirituality.


Compositions by Dang Kim Hien also appear on

Scent Of Time

Performer, Composer

This new CD features the diverse works of six Australian composers that have taken Asian instruments and voices beyond the boundaries of their own traditions. From dan tranh to sheng, from shakuhachi to erhu, this fascinating recording is cross-cultural music at its best.