WE are very happy to have this festival "Jazzwoche at Kühlspot",
Klaus Kürvers - Bass
Ulf Mengersen - Bass
Davide Piersanti - Trombone
Guido Kohn - Cello
Hui-Chun Lin - Cello
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This year 2020, i am very lucky to have change join a part of this Soundance Festival 2020, this time, i work with Dr. Susanne Martin and Gabi Reuter together.
Dr. Martin has an idea about to make a tutorial for audience who want to understanding dance, and of course we make performance in this tutorial, what an interesting idea!
According to Corona Pandemie, since march here in Germany is in a strick lock-down, that we can only make digital meeting, working on this idea. So, the result is we have this tutorial videos (actually there are 4 videos: episode I to episode IV). In this piece My Grandmother "Pang" even as a part of the dance history (episode III).
Its a very special experient, instead of live performing, the contructions we built before and work together with Video maker Andrea Keiz - a great women, she did a super work on it. That are the things for me really new.
Even to chose the music, directions, seeking and gathering music ideas not only a sound researcher, get the music language that "the normal audience" easy to get in.
Here is the result, hopefully you have happiness and enjoy to see this video.
More information about:
Dr. Susanne Martin
This is 2 days session recording on 3rd and 4th December 2019 in Kaohsiung Taiwan. In this sessions there are artists from very different background like dance, composition, performer, musicians from world music, experiment music, sound artists, classical chinese music, european classical music....ect.
Each session the duration is long, more than 90 minutes, there are very beautiful developement, colourful, full of tension. The first day was like more than 10 people took park (Dancers and Musicians), the second day was like 5 - 6 people. The both days show intensive moment with sounds, music, theatre. Even there are space inside.
Sometimes music was like a ceremonie, especial with voice, body percussions. Sometimes the atmosphere very quiet, lovely. Or sometimes music show us full of emotions with lots of sadness. Or like a bucket of colour, or soup with several spicy. I like every moments, even there was just silent with sound of motorcycle from outside, with perfect pitch. Very beautiful!
The free improvisation scene in Taiwan ist very special. Taiwanese, a big mix with very different cultures, influrences, mixture of west and east cultures. Free Improvisation has big meaning for this island, daily life can be chaos but peaceful, the warm climate and very long time colony and post-colony history make people, their behavier different.
The improvisation has very authentic meaning here, not because of certain academy, jazz.... It reflects the life, the nature, the language, the roots of people.
During improvisation, some words apear, some of them are very original taiwanese language with very special tune.
The Ending of the session (2.4), the sound is very strong, dissonance accompany with voice, the duration is long. The silent inbetween takes even a musical part. I like this part very much,
I am happy to show and share you this recording about Taiwan Free Improvisation.
有關 Elo Masing 音樂
That was a great Session, a november night in south of Taiwan, Kaohiusng, already a little cold, four musicians met at Bardo Pond, a second hand music CD/Vinly store. At the 2nd floor we had our session, two very long set with
Fangyi Liu - Violin, Objects, Saw
YuChiao Yang - Voice, Oral traditional falktale narrator
Chor Guan Ng - Theremin, Elctronic
Hui-Chun Lin - Cello, Voice
These 2 sets are qiuet long, both of each more than 40 minute, the music was so free between sounds, noise, music. Sometimes the music directions was from routs of each musicians, that came out barock music, comtenporary music, noise. We have a falktale narrator, Yu Chiao, he is also a tenor, background classical music, so in the 1. set we can have very creazy music scene between west and east culture, sometimes his voice turned into very cheep funny TV show actor, during some part very serious music, it brought so big tension to listen it, and has a bit great humor.
I like also the 2nd set of the session. The beginning of this set was noise from air, with violin tiny rhythmen asymmetric. Slowly develop to tensions with voice, and sounds. In this set these are some part music show the very loneliness, the silent; there is part like in a dance in 16 century, but with voice that make a bit hallucination we are in very mix dementions. The mixture between Tenor and Theremin or Theremin with violin, was sometimes very similar, we heard very elegent like music even with the mixture with sounds, noise very barbarous, the electronics music that nonentity with different language speaking, that makes for listner very interesting. It might like a travel during hearing this music, like a off-time for just go with the music dreaming.
This session i made was almost the first session during my long stay in Taiwan 2019/20, i am so glad to have these 3 musicians being with me to have music meeting. Ng was at that time artist in 衛武營 Weiwuying, so special chance to meet! In the meeting, we spoke a lots of our daily life, Taiwan life. Yes, politic is also a big theme from us, at that time no one can escape the big theme: Hong Kong and the big election of Taiwan president in 2020.
Very funny in the recroding some words, some stories appear during the session: 尿毒症，肺炎，你聽我說一下話（just listen to me）。
And i like this recording very much!
Its a live concert recording, took place in Kaohsiung Taiwan on 23rd of November 2019. With me two musicians:
Fangyi Liu - Objects, Cochlea Lab Organizer
Xiao Liu - Saxophone, Objects
The concert was at Bardo Pond, Kaohsiung, a very lovly records Vinly shop, at the 1 floor. There were 2 sets that night, each set were qiuet long 60 min. each. We had lots of fun making sounds, noise, different combinations of sounds. Some times we put very high frequency sounds for a while, the mix between cello and saxophone, sounds very eery, and mix the objects sounds.(listen 1.1). I like also the quiet moment like the piece 1.1 after 21 minute, there were only pizz. with glissando, and sounds from sticks beating.
Sometimes there was music with very dramatic expression, suddenly it mix with noise, metal rapping sounds. In Trak 2.1 when the saw came in to music, it changes the direction of music a lot, the sounds of saw can mix with high frequnce of Saxophone, built together very beautiful texture. At the 2nd set, again we made very long set, but inside there were several chances like ending, before someone started another idea.
The music is nice to listen, take time, it is like a long journey.
About the musicians:
Liu, Fangyi 耳蝸
Liu, Fanyi Bandcamp
about Xiao Liu 小劉
youtube from Xiao Liu
Ｔhat was a very interesting meeting with Erhu player Wang, a very active women musician, her repertoire go through chinese classical music, contemporary music, and free improvised music. She has experience perform as solo Erhu player in orchestra also works in chamber music, multi-media arts.
This session we did was in Kaohsiung, an afternoon, we can hear at 1 set. during very qiuet moment noise from the street. I like the contrast during the 1. set, there are very energetic movement at the beginning and than go down and down to the very quiet moment, like death that gray and foggy. The 2. Set was like music in different dance movements, a Rhapsody, really being in the music, making sounds and actions. Sounds of Erhu can make very big changes and sometimes we still can see the nuance of chinese music texture.
About Wang, Ying-Chieh:
五個人的組合從下午開始一起即興，非正式，那是第一次這五個人的組合。錄音時間約50分鐘。之後晚上正式演出，分上下場，上場有兩個四重奏：1. Somanana Rain \ 千野 \ 劉芳一 \ 林惠君 2. Pablo Gàiba Riva \ 千野 \ 劉芳一 \ 林惠君。下半場五重奏，約一小時，錄音機沒啟動。
最喜歡的是那一首2. Quartet with Pablo G. Riva在時間9.06分時當音樂只剩下一條線，一條長長的線，被拉扯，被挑動著，這線一直拉長，繫著我們大家。那音差，那發展力量之大。
That was a great experience with Yuchiao and Fangyi together make session.
Such humor, such incredible sounds combination. I was so happy to have this session, and even didnt know that was the last one before i leave Taiwan.
Session on 19.01.2020
Bardo Pond Kaoshiung, Taiwan
Fangyi Liu - Violin, Objects
Yu Chiao Yang (Somanana Rain) - Voice, Story Teller
Hui-Chun Lin - Cello, Objects
Foto was in Keziliao Fishing Harbor 蚵仔寮漁港, by Hui-Chun Lin 2019.
Improvisation / Performance/ Sound Arts/ Artists Meeting in Berlin