4th 2pi Festival [electro] in Hangzhou

Hi folks,

As GNO has posted recently, the 4th 2pi Festival of electronic and noise music is going to take place in Hangzhou soon, we hereby repeat his post on his blog.


The fourth 2pi Festival will be held at Loft 49, Hangzhou on Nov 25, 2006. 2pi Festival is currently the most important large-scale experimental festival in China. It’s also the only opportunity to listen to all the major experimental musicians/sound artists in one go. With the hard work of curator/artist LI Jianhong 李剑鸿, the festival has developed from a small local event to an annual report of Chinese experimental music. Widely celebrated by nationwide listeners, it is also an event not to be missed by Chinese new music researchers.

Apart from the regular lineup of the two previous installments, one artist from Taiwan will debut on this year’s 2pi Festival: CHIANG Liwei 江立威, aka Wei, the owner of the record label Recorderz and an active member of the Taipei sound art scene. It’s also going to be Wei’s first performance in mainland China. Two European artists will probably show up on stage as special guests.

The festival is programmed in a new way this year, with the two-day concert compressed into ten continuous hours in one day, from 14:00 to 24:00. The audio-visual marathon promises to blow your mind!

The first three 2pi Festivals were presented and sponsored by the organizers, with modest funding from friends occasionally. The organizers had been struggling to break even the cost of PA system rental and artists’ food and accomodation with box office income, and most of the transportation expense were covered by individual artists themselves. They travelled to Hangzhou for the festival from Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and even Taipei. This kind of gung-ho spirit is the best evidence of the significance and influence of 2pi Festival.

Your help is needed, we at GNO plead for your generosity. Please consider supporting 2pi Festival.

What you can do:

1. Donate! Any amount would be very helpful. Please contact LI Jianhong directly. Email: monkyking2 [at] yahoo.com.cn; Mobile: +86 137 3587 2445

Please wire the money to: Li Jianhong, 9558 8212 0200 4273 766, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. We would be grateful if you could notify Li about your name and the amount of your donation via SMS or email.

2. Go to see the festival (it is worth the time and money), and buy their CDR releases.

Thanks for your time. Any help from you would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Lawrence R.Y. Li, Dajuin Yao
Nov 6, 2006

Related: Photo report of the second 2pi Festival in 2004, by Dajuin Yao at Chinese New Ear.

Past participating artists of 2pi Festival:

Torturing Nurse (Shanghai)
sic (Hangzhou)
Wu Quan (Beijing)
Jin Shan (Hangzhou)
Wang Fan (Beijing)
Yao Dajuin (Berkeley/Taipei)
Pisces Iscariot (Yan Jun + Yao Dajuin + Li Jianhong)
Xu Cheng (Shanghai)
Lin Zhiying (Shenzhen/Guangzhou)
Jimu (Hangzhou)
Zhang Jian (Beijing)
Ronez (Guilin)
Hetleveiker (Paul Forbes-Mitchell) (Brisbane)
Li Jianhong (Hangzhou)
Wang Changcun (Shanghai)
Yan Jun (Beijing)
Marqido (Tokyo)
Double Fish (Guangzhou/Beijing)
B6 (Shanghai)
Audrey Chen (USA)
Tatsuya Nakatani (Japan)
Junkyard (Shanghai)
Aitar (Shanghai)
D!O!D!O!D (Hangzhou)

GNO 的读者,你们好:

第四届二皮音乐节即将于二零零六年十一月二十五日在杭州 Loft 49 举行。二皮音乐节是中国当前最重要的大型实验音乐演出,更是一次听完中国所有重要实验音乐家/声音艺术家的唯一机会。在主要策划人/艺术家李剑鸿等人的努 力下,二皮音乐节已从第一届的小规模与本地性演出发展成为全国性的实验音乐年度报告/集体汇演。它不但是乐迷的节日,也是研究中国新音乐发展不可错过的重 要事件。

今年的音乐节,除前两届的大部分原班人马之外,还会有从未在中国大陆登台的一位台湾声音艺术家参演:Recorderz 唱片厂牌的主持人、台北声音艺术界的活跃人物江立威(wei)。此外,有两位欧洲艺术家也可能作为嘉宾现身音乐节。

在节目的安排上,今年将一反往年的传统,把以往两天的演出内容并到一天,从下午两点直到午夜十二点,连续十小时无间断放送。精彩纷呈,不容错过。

前三届二皮音乐节均是在没有赞助或少量友情资助的情况下,由主办者怀着以门票收入抵平音响租赁、艺术家食宿开支的微薄希望自资筹办。而杭州以外的参 演艺术家——他们来自北京、上海、桂林、深圳、广州甚至对岸的台北——几乎清一色全数自行承担路费。这一义举,对二皮音乐节的重要性与影响力是最好的证 明。

音乐节需要你的支持,GNO 在此呼吁各界友好慷慨解囊。

捐助方法有很多种。直接捐款是最大的帮助,无论多少,组织者都一定会感激不尽。有意者请直接与李剑鸿联系:

手机:+86 137 3587 2445
电邮:monkyking2 [at] yahoo.com.cn

捐款账户为:中国工商银行 9558 8212 0200 4273 766,李剑鸿。希望捐助者能够通过上述手机号码或电邮地址告知姓名及捐款数额。

如果你决定前往观看音乐节,我们建议你购买第二层皮出版的唱片。它们代表着当下中国实验音乐界的重要新声。

感谢您花时间阅读此信,在此谨对任何可能发生的捐助行为表示诚挚谢意。

祝好,

李如一,姚大钧
二零零六年十一月六日

相关:二零零四年第二届二皮音乐节图片报道(姚大钧 @ Chinese New Ear)

曾在二皮音乐节演出过的艺术家:

Torturing Nurse (Shanghai)
陈维(杭州)
武权(北京)
金闪(杭州)
王凡(北京)
姚大钧(美国柏克莱/台北)
背信弃义的双鱼座人(颜峻、姚大钧、李剑鸿)
徐程(上海)
林志英(深圳/广州)
积木(杭州)
张荐(北京)
周沛(桂林)
Hetleveiker(澳大利亚布里斯班)
李剑鸿(杭州)
王长存(哈尔滨/上海)
颜峻(北京)
Marqido(东京)
朱剑辉(广州/北京)
B6(上海)
Audrey Chen(美国)
中谷达也(日本)
Junkyard(上海)
Aitar(上海)
D!O!D!O!D(杭州)

One response to “4th 2pi Festival [electro] in Hangzhou

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    Thanks,

    tsacK

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