Meaning: “a mist of sunfire” – morning sun’s glow (Exmoor)
Nhung Nguyen, the experimental musician and sound artist behind the alias Sound Awakener, has been composing and playing experimental music since 2011. She has been creating sonic waves in Hanoi’s underground music scene for the last couple of years.
In addition to her solo projects, she has teamed up with artists working across various media and from around the world to add audio elements to visual experiences. She has participated in exhibitions and projects such as What Dreams Are Made Of (2015), Map Of The Imaginary (2015), Into Thin Air (2016), To Name It Is To See It (2017), Departures (2017),..
Since 2014, Nhung has been releasing music under the project Sound Awakener and eventually under her real name. She has worked with labels such as Time Released Sound [US], Unknown Tones Records [US] Soft [FR], Flaming Pines [AU], Syrphe [Germany]. While Sound Awakener is focused on abstract experimental sounds, releases under the name Nhung Nguyen are close to melodic, cinematic material.