By Josh, 2013年 4月 7日
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We’re happy to help our favorite (and the only) Beijing vinyl label Genjing celebrate the release of their latest 7″ slab, which happens to be by Li Daiguo, one of the best improv/experimental folk players in the country. Daiguo is a consummate multi-instrumentalist whose repertoire is constantly expanding. In the last few years he’s added throat singing, beat boxing, and wailing on a contact mic’d kalimba to his arsenal.
His performances also defy easy genre classification. Depending on the context he can play classical Western, traditional Chinese, ethnic folk, electronic, ambient, hip-hop (though eschewing language in any traditional sense), and any other kind of “experimental” or “avant-garde” label you might think up while he does his thing. Sometimes all in a single set.
To that end we’ve organized an eclectic line-up of fellow players to join Daiguo in informal collaborations and improvised ensembles. thruoutin does a more stripped down version of his pipa-based electronica. He and Daiguo recently recorded an improvised jam that will come out later this year on Jingweir. Quan Xin and Sheng Di, two of Beijing’s most protean improvisers, will play two or more of the following things: guitar, keyboard, ipad, kalimba, microphone, harmonica, the floor (via contact mic). Or maybe something entirely new. Yi singer-songwriter Mosi will join as a special guest, adding his minimalistic and dramatic folk guitar to the mix.
Saturday, April 27th. Zajia Lab (map here). 9pm start. FREE entry. But buy the 7″, please. And buy a drink or two (or more). Zajia is paying artists from the bar and we all need to make rent.