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INSERT NAME HERE Meridian Experimental Minifest (Music, Video & Film)

Meridian Space, Beijing • October 25th – November 21st 2015.

Minifest PosterDefining the term “experimental” can be a tricky business. Are we talking about content? Or about form? Is there anything left to experiment on? A multitude of questions arise if we mull over the term and the artistic practices that link experimental production whether in art, film or music.

In order to give shape to our understanding of the word “experimental”, Meridian Space will open a platform for performers from different backgrounds and disciplines from October to November 2015, during which experiments on our senses will take place every week, as part of [INSERT NAME HERE].

Between October 25th and November 21st, Meridian Space will let the artists themselves show us their vision through whatever media they choose, in the shape of samples. It may be a video installation, music performance or screening, or something else altogether.

Featuring: Cong Feng, Bruce Gremo, Shih-yang Lee, Phill Niblock, Katherine Liberovskaya, Dirty Electronics, Bob Ostertag, CT-808, Ju Anqi, JDK-X, Deadly Cradle Death, Gabriel Duceppe, Kipp the Menace, Liu Xinyu, Garcia Frankowski, Elsie Yi Shen, Muted Rainbows, and many other great artists.

Please subscribe to our newsletter for more detailed information in the coming days, and check out the links in the programme below.

Programme

» SAMPLE 1: Oct.25, 5 pm
Screening – Cong Feng’s “Stratum 1: The Visitors”
+ Audiovisual source code session – “On building an independent cinema local ecology”
+ Q&A

[UPDATE (24/10): THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED]

» SAMPLE 2: Oct.27, 8 pm
Multilayered improvisations: Shih-yang Lee x Bruce Gremo;
Phill Niblock x Katherine Liberovskaya

[UPDATE (24/10): THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT FRUITYSHOP (17 Dongsi Toutiao Hutong, Dongcheng district)]

» SAMPLE 3: Oct.28, 8 pm
Dirty Electronics Workshop – Experimenting with “Bed of Nails x Hard Drive”;
Performing “Hidden Sine” and “Light & Feathers”

[UPDATE (24/10): THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT AOTU STUDIO (No.67, Beixinqiao Toutiao, Dongcheng, Beijing)]

» SAMPLE 4: Oct.29, 8 pm
MIJI Concert Series #29 – Featuring Dirty Electronics, Bob Ostertag and CT-808

[UPDATE (24/10): THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT AOTU STUDIO (No.67, Beixinqiao Toutiao, Dongcheng, Beijing)]

» SAMPLE 5: Nov.06, 9 pm
Experimental electronics – JDK-X and Deadly Cradle Death

[UPDATE (02/11): THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT FRUITYSHOP (17 Dongsi Toutiao Hutong, Dongcheng district)]

» SAMPLE 6: Nov.07, 2.30 pm
Screening – Three Films by Ju Anqi

» SAMPLE 7: Nov.13, 9 pm
Ambient/Noise performance – Gabriel Duceppe and Kipp the Menace

» SAMPLE 8: Nov.15, 4 pm
Short films screenings – ‘Total’ Fragments

» SAMPLE 9: Nov.21, 6 pm
Live set & Video installations – Clash of Mediums

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Composer, performer, historian, instrument builder… Bob Ostertag’s work cannot easily be summarized or categorized. He has published 21 CDs of music, two movies, two DVDs, and three books. Electronic instruments of his own design are at the cutting edge of both music and video performance technology. He has performed at music, film, and multi-media festivals around the globe. His radically diverse collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, avant garder John Zorn, heavy metal star Mike Patton, jazz great Anthony Braxton, and others. In March 2006 Ostertag made all of his recordings to which he owns the rights available as free digital downloads under a Creative Commons license. He is currently Professor of Technocultural Studies and Music at the University of California at Davis.

Bob is currently in the middle of a one-year sabbatical from his university position to do a world tour. In China he’ll give solo and collaborative performances, lectures, and workshops in Xi’an, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou.

Bob will be playing at Meridian Space on October 28, taking part in the MIJI Concert Series #29. More info soon!

10.12 西安 Concert @ Aperture Club (System Error)
10.15 上海 Lecture @ Shanghai Conservatory
10.17 上海 Concert @ Basement 6 Collective w/ Soundspade
10.19 杭州 Concert @ LINEOUT w/ Wang Changcun 王长存
10.21 北京 Lecture @ CAFA 中央美术学院
10.23 北京 Concert @ fRUITYSHOP (BEME) w/ Liquid Palace, 洪启乐 Hong Qile + VJ Mao Wengweng
10.24 北京 Concert @ Modernsky Lab (BEME) w/ Soviet Pop + Vavabond
10.29 北京 Concert @ Meridian Space (MIJI) w/ John Richards / Dirty Electronics Orchestra

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