explore, engage, experiment with new forms, new sonic territories, technologies, multi-media projects, creative philosophies and languages themselves or alongside other artists outside of the Collective in the future.
With its inception in 2014, Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective, originally consisted of guitarist Phạm Thế Vũ and accomplished producer Đỗ Tấn Sĩ. They were later joined by Boredoms (Japan) alumni Trần Duy Hưng of the Hanoi based cultural and arts group “the Onion Cellar” on drums. In the beginning RCĐ worked with a number of Saigon based art institutions including Sạn Art, Sao La Collective, Galerie Quynh, and The Factory but remained primarily an online presence through the prolific efforts of the original members. During this time RCĐ expanded to include American Israel Rowland on bass and Canadian multi-instrumentalists Colton Cox and Bjorn Bols whose expansive discography and talents helped continue to diversify the collectives sound. In early 2017, RCĐ was joined by multi-instrumentalist and producer Zach Schreier (Sao La) who had previously worked for a number of projects in the United States and would work creatively on the collectives contemporary work. The primary members of Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective consist of Vu, Si, and Zach fulfilling much of the collectives music output.
During late 2017 and continuing into 2018, RCD expanded to include frequent feature multi-instrumentalist Lý Hà Trang, primary multimedia artist Josie Rae Turnbull, graphic designer Diankemkhongem, visual artists Thảo NG and Phạm Ngoc Thu Thủy, singer songwriter Fen Labyrinth, film maker Thuy Ca, as well as guitarist Đỗ Hoàng Tuấn Anh.
Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective continued its work in the Saigon arts sphere but began to branch out to play with acts such as Yamakawa Fuyuki (Japan), the Open Sex (USA), Usui Junichi (Japan), Yamauchi Katsuya (Japan), Halfsound (Australia), Tennger (Korea/ Japan), Hexis (Denmark/ Italy), Arnont Nongyao (Thailand), Mapo Radio (China), SZKMD collective (Switzerland), and planned collaborations with David Grubbs (USA), Marcus Fischer (USA), Brian Gibson (USA) and Goth Prague (Australia).
The collective also began performing in Hà Nội at the Vietnamese Institute of Culture and Arts Studies and Heritage Space and working with some of the artists involved in the Nhà Sàn Collective and Domdom. RCĐ’s most recent endeavor was a 48 hour nonstop performance and multi media festival at a.Farm in Saigon and another in Hanoi before working on a new album in their Đà Lạt studio towards the month of November.
Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective would like to explore, engage, experiment with new forms, new sonic territories, technologies, multi-media projects (music, painting, photography, films, literatures), creative philosophies and languages themselves or alongside other artists outside of the Collective in the future.
Selected discography Ran Cap Duoi Collective
Đẹp Trai Chết Hết (1st bedroom album)
Occidentus et Inferno (Live improvisation album)
Trẻ Em Tồi Tệ. (Rarities and outtakes album)