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Ocean Midi 2011 – Yuan Stage (Electro Stage Schedule)

The Preface of Electronic Stage in 2011 Ocean  Midi    Festival: the Indispensable Voice in This Era

Don’t try to doubt about the existence of electronic music in  China , because the answer is sure yes.

With more than 10 years’ developing,  China  electronic music has almost accomplished all the developments in each link between composers from different communities. The synthesizer has been playing a more and more important role in rock music, the experimental electronic is fulfilled by inexact art and sound boundary, record collection and dance floor experience is not worse than local DJs in Europe and the hardworking of each indie label and good music producers have all been proving this conclusion. If electronic music is the indispensable voice in this era, then this kind of low key and patience will welcome the first bottle of champagne for  China  new music in the 10s in the 21st century.

Midi Festival is the first music festival which has an electronic stage in  China  and this kind of forward looking has been continued till today. As one of the strong brands for Midi, this year’s electronic stage in Ocean Midi Festival has got something new to achieve: with more than 30 artists who come from the best electronic teams in Beijing and Shanghai, these underground heroes will show you the highest level of China electronic music in Ri Zhao, Shan Dong.

Techno, House, Durm & Bass, Funky, Electro, Dubstep…the diversity of styles and formations shows us the phenomenal progress of local power. Moreover, Chinese will act as a very important role in this festival, thus we can see that the experienced Mesozoic DJs and the original Cenozoic producers have already made the foundation for the explosion of electronic music in  China .

The electronic stage will not just be a supporting role this time. Talking about the activity arrangement and hardware supporting, they are not worse than the other two stages and even new and unique. 3 sessions per day and altogether 4 days’ party, from the beach to the lawn, from the afternoon to next day’s sunrise, the unique and creative Electronic Stage Truck will send ravers to every place where they can dance at. The attitude pursuing freedom inherits the rove tradition of the west. And the huge open space and the group spiritual gathering will make every participator experience the magic progress when music comes into the ear, goes through brain nerve and finally controls the body to wave.

Advance, radical, artistic, fashionable…although it’s hard to find a word exactly describing the electronic music’s position in  China , we can’t deny that this kind of musical experience which is different from rock music has already been extending widely here. Especially with the coming of 2011 Ocean Midi Festival, electronic music makes a strong and cultural calling. August 4 to 7, Ri Zhao, Shan Dong, let’s looking forward to joining in the electronic gala party in Ocean Midi Festival!

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Midi Zhenjiang 2011 cancelled

As pointed out by China Music Radar, Midi 2011 got cancelled as the local government decided to give the location to Modern Sky for another attempt on Strawberry. Here’s the Modern Sky statement:

从创办至今,草莓一直坚持以带给观众更好的现场体验及促进中国城市音乐节生态文化形成为己任,并以开放的心态欢迎与任何同行的合作,即使从草莓自己的利益出发,我们也反对任何低价恶性竞争之举。草莓受镇江主办方之邀,一起参与打造能够容纳更多音乐节、音乐人、乐迷的长江音乐创意生活平台,是因为草莓认同合作方的理念,相信这个更为宏大的音乐节计划能够为中国的广大乐迷带来更为丰富多样化的音乐节体验,让乐迷有更多选择的权利,决不是少数人猜测的所谓低价竞争。

一个音乐节并不仅仅属于某个主办方,它还属于无数为之付出汗水激情的音乐人,更属于那些热情参与为之欢笑流泪的无数乐迷。不断给乐迷更丰富的现场体验,给音乐人更多演出机会,创造更完善的音乐节配套环境,帮助更多城市打造属于自己的音乐节平台,以此推动这个国家城市音乐节文化不断走向成熟,是我们的立场、态度,也是我们的理想,更是我们的事业。摇滚乐从诞生伊始就是开放的,拒绝强权、强调自由,自由就是有选择的权利。我们反对任何以音乐的名义,将乐迷、乐队、音乐、音乐节人为进行分裂、制造对立、制造矛盾、以音乐的名义绑架乐手乐迷以达到商业目的。我们坚信中国音乐节文化的成熟,首先是人的成熟,是主办人、音乐人、乐迷的成熟,其次才是机制、硬件、政策的成熟。开放、包容、丰富、合作、分享、协作才是音乐节的主题词,而不是抵制、诋毁、对立、对抗、仇视。对比西方,中国的音乐节不是太多而是太少了,现在还远远没到需要互相抵制的阶段。

草莓不是孤立的,草莓要获得更大影响力,首先取决于整个音乐节市场是否有更大影响力,任何一个音乐节都受限于整个市场生态环境。我们同样注意到,音乐节文化正在中国更多的城市形成一股热潮,各地政府、演艺机构开始尝试着接纳扶持这种更年轻更有活力更能吸引大众参与互动的文化娱乐样式。我们认为这个局面来之不易,这是由中国众多的音乐节、音乐人、乐迷多年坚持产生的影响力,我们珍惜这个局面,希望不断提高自己的策划制作水准,尽快和国际接轨。同时我们也坚信中国音乐节文化不断成熟,有赖于吸引更多政府、文化、音乐、传媒、商业力量的多方参与,更多的音乐节涌现起来,有更多的地方政府接纳它们,有更多的人参与进来,这是一个国家音乐节文化成熟的标志。

作为从业者,我们深知,至今为止,很难有哪个音乐节能够单纯依靠门票广告收入获得赢利,如果地方政府能够选择将音乐节作为重点扶持支持的项目而不是什么面子工程,这是一种进步,更体现了一种善待音乐善待文化的诚意。任何人任何机构没有权利限制一个地方只能常年举办一个音乐节,为其他类型的音乐节进入设置壁垒,这个壁垒不仅仅是设立给同行的、更是设立给广大音乐人、乐迷的。当一个城市因为音乐节的举办而变得更时尚、更热情、更有活力,我们有理由相信它会继续向前走,投入更多资金资源,引入更多的音乐节、更多的音乐人、更多的乐迷,我们坚信这是一种进步,而不是背叛谁。这更是一个城市以及它的市民的选择的权利,如果这样一个向前走大胆尝试的城市遭到抵制,我们只能表示遗憾,这个遗憾不是给这个城市的,而是给抵制者以及被抵制者绑架的民众的。

我们也善意地提醒各个仍然在艰苦奋战的同行们:我们共同的任务仍然是如何让更多的年轻人走进音乐节,为更多的音乐人创造演出平台,而不是分离乐迷、抵制同行。请相信这就是我们所有言词的出发点,也相信这是大多数音节主办人的心声。我们重申这句话:音乐是属于我的、你的、他的,更是属于我们的,属于所有人的。谢谢草莓的乐迷,谢谢镇江的乐迷,也谢谢所有的乐迷。长江草莓,十一镇江见!

2011长江草莓音乐节组委会
2011年7月22日

Midi Music Festival 2011 Beijing

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A cool set by Di Wu of the Midi Music Festival 2011 in Beijing

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Midi Music Festival 2011 Beijing
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Midi 2011 – Reviews / Roundups / Photos

The Midi Festival took over Beijing and Shanghai this May!

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