3S ReUnion 12th edition
Looking for that beautiful details … TOGETHER!
A performance / lecture by Ivo Bol, Yin Yi, Zhang Xian
Time: 19:30, March 16, 2010
Location: Xindanwei, 4C，Bld 4 IIInShanghai Hub，No.727 Dingxi Road，Changning District，Shanghai, CHINA
Fee: This event is free of charge, pre-registration of your name and mobile number is required via email to email@example.com or sign yourself up at xindanwei.com to direct message @xindanwei.
Organized by: 3S ReUnion, Liuyan and aaajiao
Collaboration: Xindanwei, Borneoco, Zuheniao, CANART
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The guest speakers of this event come from the artistic team of The Dream of the Red Chamber, an installation with theatre performance on March 12 and 13 in the new Dutch Culture Center in Shanghai. They are invited to share their insights of this multi-cultural collaboration and unforgettable moments during the co-creation and co-production process . Two of them will improvise some electronic music pieces at beginning of the event.
The Dream of the Red Chamber is one of China’s most famous novels. Set in the 18th century, itdescribes the decline of the Jia family. With over 400 characters, several plotlines and themes, the novel has led to a multitude of visions about its “meaning”. To some it is foremost a tragic love-story that traces the relationship of Baoyu (the heir of the Jia family) with two female cousins: the melancholy Daiyu (Baoyu’s ill-fated love) and the more vivacious Baochai (his eventual wife). In The Red Chamber, the audience visits a contemporary Red Chamber, an installation where sound and visual images interpret the novel’s key notions – illusion//reality, harmony//conflict, prosperity//decline, masculinity//femininity – against the backdrop of today’s society in China. During the weekend performers invite the visitors to experience more aspects of life in the Red Chamber.
Composer and sound artist, Artistic concept and direction/Sound Design of The Dream of the Red Chamber
I magnify the atmosphere of lost and found sounds in my compositions; I am looking for beautiful little details that will flourish in a new sound world. Rich, layered and organic patterns contrast in my music with minimal and bare structures. I have composed music for ensembles, dance- en theatre performances, television, film and new media/installation work. I have developed a live sampling and synthesis instrument using LiSa and various game controllers, such as the Wii Remote, to trigger, sample and manipulate sounds in an intuitive and playful way.
I studied history and I played bass guitar in different experimental bands (such as Soom) since high school. One thing that inspired me to compose was a visit to a hiphop producer, I was intrigued by the way he could build musical structures with his sampler. I became increasingly interested in sampling, electronic music, electroacoustic music and sound design. I did a Sonology course at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag and I have participated in workshops at STEIM, Dogtroep and with Han Bennink and Magpie Dance Music Company. Together with Marije Nie and Hilary Jeffrey I organise the Auxxx performance series in OT 301 in Amsterdam. I use the cinematic and dramatic qualities of my music when working with theatre makers, choreographers, filmmakers and visual artists. I have worked with choreographers Kenzo Kusuda, Pere Faura, Martin Butler, Ivana Muller, Maria Ines Villasmil, Jose Navas, Luis Lara Malvacias and the Guangdong Modern Dance Company. I have performed throughout Europe, in China, the United States and Venezuela.
The Guangdong Modern Dance Company from China invited me in the spring of 2007 to compose the score for their piece “Forward For Forward” from choreographer Liu Qi. I have worked with choreographer / multi-talent Luis Lara Malvacias in Danspace/St. Marks Church, Dance Theatre Workshop and The Kitchen in New York. “The Gasometer Universe” is the title of my winning composition for the MONO competition organised by the German Association for Electroacoustic Music. Algorithmic composition techniques and live performance were combined in this piece that was inspired by ideas about the origin of the universe. I performed the duet “Concau” with choreographer / dancer Roser Lopez Espinosa at various festivals in Spain and the Netherlands since 2007. In the summer of 2008 I was invited to the OMI International Musicians Residency in Ghent, New York State. I am part of alchemistic sound duo Wrikken and electroacoustic impro duo BolMoll with Udo Moll. My musical alter ego Vinkepeezer has released a split LP together with Morsanek, at the Kazemat label in January 2009.
“The Bailout” is a new composition written together with Ties Mellema, for a Saxophone quartet and live electronics. The composition is inspired by the history of the auto industry in Detroit and the “auto bailout” by the US government. The première was at March 20th in a concert with the Amstel Quartet in the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Sound Design of The Dream of the Red Chamber
I am Yin Yi. A Shanghai based composer, sound artist and field recording producer.Member of Shanghai physical theater collective Zuhe Niao as composer and live musician.From 2007, I organized “ Verge Field ” – live performance with painter, dancer and video artist. “Verge Field” is a series performance. It has been presented on Groningen Museum, Shanghai Youth Creative Theater Festival and Shanghai eArts Community. 2008, I started to do my own sound art project “City Sound Travel”(http://www.douban.com/people/YIN.YI/notes). I focus on how the daily life sound can be a way to rediscover our life. How the sound beyond the daily life to be art object. What’s the new listening aesthetics which can be fed into music composition.
In 2009, I did my location recording plan “1-24” — 1 day 24 hours location recording in Shanghai South railway station during the “1 Mile Square Shanghai” artist workshop which was supported by Visiting Art from UK.
All of the sound is my material, acoustic instrument, click from computer, Location recording. It’s a organization which contain scale and non-scale sound.
I also teach digital audio technique and sound design in Fine Art College of Shanghai University and Shanghai Institute of Visual Art.
Film & Performance Direction of The Dream of the Red Chamber
Playwright/director of Zuheniao. Zuhe Niao was established in Shanghai in 2005 by Zhang Xian and four young dancers together with video artist Zhang Xuezhou and musician/sound artist Yin Yi to create new experimental theater art. Their production Tongue’s Memory to the Home was invited in 2006 to perform at Julidans, Amsterdam and the Zuercher Theater Spektakel in Zurich, and they are the top award winner of ZKB Award (the top award) in Zuercher Theater Spektakel festival.