Li Tie Qiao (born 23 September 1973 in Hu Nan province) is an Chinese composer and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist. He mostly engages in experimental and free improvisation projects. In his improvisation he bravely experiment in search for a new expression between the boarders of jazz, rock and electronic noise.
As a child, he played bamboo flute. He went to music school learned trombone and played in a military band.
He moved to Bei Jing in 1995. As then He start self-study Alto saxophone and played in some experimental rock bands and Contact with a lot of avant-garde artists, poets and musicians.
He moved to Oslo of Norway in 2005 and was warmly welcomed by a number of Norwegian musicians. During his time in Norway he have played with Paal Nilssen-Love,Ingebrigt Harker Flaten, Maja Ratkje, Ketil Gutvik, Rolf-Erik Nystrom etc.
Li Jianhong is one of the most active Chinese noise / Improvisation in Mainland China. Now residing in Hangzhou, Li's early involvement in Hangzhou's experimental culture started with his co-founding of the group Tome club (Tao Mi She). He is the founder of the Avant-rock group "Second Skin", noisecore / improv group "D!O!D!O!D!" and the psychedelic noise duo VagusNerve formed by him and VAVABOND, the member of sound art group "Pisces Iscariots", as well as the manager of 2pi Records. In November of 2006, Li was invited as a guest lecturer by the Dept. of New Media at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. The experimental musician Zbigniew Karkowski called Li "the best noise musician in China."
Since 2003, Li and 2pi Records hold a noise / sound art / Avant-garde music festival "2pi Festival" annually in Hangzhou. As the most important Avant-garde music festival in China, 2pi Festival will invite not only the most active avant-garde musicians in China, but also some artists from abroad. Meanwhile, he invented the series performance named “Home Violence” to push the noise / experimental scene into households. Those activities he involved in are either the most important milestones in the early stage of China's experimental music and the grass roots modern art development, or the strong pushing power for the international communication of sound art.
From 2004 to 2007, Li took part in various art activities including Nuit Blanche Festival in Paris, Battersea Power Station of London, Tokyo and Osaka Tour, Midi Music Festival of China, Get It Louder Exhibition of 2006, Da Shanzi International Art Festival, In the Deep of Reality: A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, as well as the Moving Soundscape and Home Show of the Get It Louder Exhibition 2007, Sally Can't Dance Festival 2008.
Chen Xiongwei Biography
Born in Guilin Guangxi in 1968 Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts and Designs in 1993.
Now working and living in Beijing.
Graphic works have been exhibited in ‘96 GDC (Graphic Design in China), Brno Biennale 1998, Rzeszow Computer Art Biennale 1998, Warsaw International Poster Biennale 2000, Toyama International Poster Triennial 2003, China Design Now 2008 (V&A Museum, London), and etc.
Independent visual artist since 2003, approach: photograph, computer drawing & animation, video, and live visual performance.
Member of Beijing Paper Tiger Theater Studio
Since 2005, VJ performing with musicians and DJs as Cui Jian, Wang Lei, High Tone (France), L’una Otra(France & Belgium), Dead J and etc. Touring in Europe(2005). Acting live visual performance in Borderline International Video Art Festival 2006 and 2007, the 2nd Shanghai eArts festival 2008.
2008, Visual Pause: Chen Xiongwei Solo Exhibition (3+3 Art Space, Beijing)
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