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MIJI Concert Series #49 – Sonic Luz, Meng Qi, Anzi

2017/10/30 (Mon) @ 19:00 - 21:00

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The MIJI Concert Series is back, for another experimental music performance taking place in a long rectangular room. This time, join us to witness Klaus Filip and Noid’s dreamlike Sonic Luz sound and light project; dark and twisting magic by one of Beijing’s leading sound alchemists, Meng Qi; and voice by Anzi.

NB: This performance will function as an unofficial opening for noid and Klaus Filip’s exhibition at Meridian Space, “Photophon.” Read more here

About the performers

Klaus Filip and Noid

Klaus Filip is a performer, composer and programmer, and a pioneer in the use of laptop computers for musical composition and performance in Austria.
He leads the software development project known as ppooll (formerly “lloopp”), a freeware which is widely used by improvising musicians all over the world.
The main focus of his current work is sinewaves, whose subtle and adducent sounds are used in a wide dynamic range.
As a sound artist, he attempts to cross the borders between sound and light.
Teaching position at the University of Applied Arts, vienna. Steady dispute with the computer as a musical instrument.

noid understands his work as fundamental research leading to a wide range of contradictory outcomes,
spanning from cello-solo and tape-pieces to compositions for ensembles, improvisation scores or performances with electronic or hybrid instruments, from sound-installations to videos and imaginary music.
He curates for the monthly series “Der Blöde Dritte Mittwoch” and an annual Sound-Art exhibition in Nickelsdorf.
He teaches at the Multimedia-Art department of the University for Applied Science in Salzburg.

 

SONIC LUZ

The comeback of the optosonic synthesiser
A live performance by noid and Klaus Filip.

Most traditional synthesisers put a strong emphasis on reproducibility and the stability of pitch. Therefor they need big and complex mechanisms usually realised inside a black box.
For Sonic Luz the priority is a maximum of flexibility and the possibility for haptic interaction on all the parts of the tone production.
By moving the lamps or the toneweels on the table, or changing the discs, the composition of the sounds can simply be manipulated, quick and intuitively. The machine has no interior that could possibly hidden, everything is laid open for the audience and generates a performative aspect of great beauty.

 

Meng Qi

Meng Qi has multiple identities. He is not only a electronic musician, but also a synth designer, a programmer and a teacher. Meng Qi has released various albums, such as Landscape in Love / Landscape on Live and others, and has published a series of modular synthesis tutorials on midifan and ZiHua. Apart from college teaching, he has also conducted building workshops and lectures in various places.

Meng Qi is a pioneer of Chinese contemporary digital art, and is famous for his music and distinctive devices and instruments, which have been using by electronic music artists all over the world.

mengqimusic.com

Anzi

Voice

EVENT DETAILS

Time: Monday, October 30th – doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm sharp
Venue: Meridian Space
Cover: 50 RMB (suggested donation)

 
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SubjamSince 2011, Subjam’s MIJI Concert Series brings together Beijing artists and international performers for experimental jam sessions. Artists are welcome to engage in cold improvisation, radical performance, and absolute noise. Expect anything!

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Borderline is an ongoing series of events hosted or curated by Meridian 时差, dedicated to avant-garde and/or experimental sound, performance arts, visual arts, and indie cinema. Borderline events are occasions to explore new creative territories.

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