赴美留学之前, 吴非在中国音乐学院本科作曲系。2000年, 吴非赴美。先后在北方德州大学音乐学院和Mills College学习作曲与即兴演奏。并于2004年, 从 Mills College 获得了音乐艺术作曲硕士学位。自赴美后至今，吴非曾与多位先锋派大师及代表人物切磋与合作, 他们中有John Zorn （萨克斯), Fred Frith（吉他), Erik Friedlander (大提琴), Elliott Sharp (吉他), Billy Martin (打击乐), Trevor Dunn (贝司), Cecil Taylor（爵士钢琴), 日本筝大师沢井一恵等。
2005 年纽约市互动技术驻地艺术家奖的获得者；2004年的创作艺术家交流计划中获得日／美友谊委员会和全美教育协会的赞助奖励，在日本进行了为期6个月的研究工作；2003年的5月和6月，作为Civitella Rainieri基金会的作曲家，居住在意大利；2002年获得NYFA音乐作曲奖学金。是纽约实验媒介、Roulette,Harvestworks以及莲花工作室的代表作曲家。Bruce/Gremo曾经是阿姆斯特丹Steim、纽约 Engine27和Harvest Works的驻场音乐家，他的电脑音乐曾在世界各地演出。作为长笛演奏家，他专门研究了银笛、日本尺八、中国埙等乐器的演奏技术与即兴形式。最初，Bruce/Gremo是作为古典音乐的演奏家在林肯音乐中心等场所演出。曾经作为独奏音乐家与奥地利管弦乐队和苏格兰的 BBC交响乐团同台演出，也参加了Knitting Factory爵士音乐节和Charlie Parker爵士音乐节。从1990年到2000年，他频繁地与中国作曲家谭盾在即兴表演、编曲、合成器编程、独奏以及管弦乐指挥等领域进行合作。 Bruce Gremo作为合成器编程、EWI独奏音乐家与曾执导昆曲名作《牡丹亭》的美国导演Peter/Sellars进行了长达14个月的巡回演出。目前，他刚从纽约迁居到北京。 Bruce Gremo
Guzheng & Vocal by Wu Fei
Sax by Li Tieqiao
Gurtar by Xiaohe
Computer music by Wang Fan
Bass & Dongbula Wu Junde
Piano by Miquia
Beijing free improvisation alliance
“Beijing free improvisation alliance” is a series of concerts based on free improvisation music. The concerts will performed by musicians with background in experimental rock and avant garde jazz, multi media artist will also appear on these events. The “Beijing free improvisation alliance” is initiated and organized by the saxophonist Li Tie Qiao. The member mainly comes from the classical musician, jazz musician, the rock and roll musician, the noise electron musician, the multimedia artists, the cutting edge dance artist ect…
Born and raised in Beijing, Wu Fei is a virtuoso composer and performer who began learning gu zheng and piano at the age of 6, started giving solo concerts at age 9, and at age 15 entered the China Conservatory of Music to study composition.
After coming to the US in 2000, she went on to receive her M.A. in Composition from Mills College and a grant from “Meet the Composer”. She began to diversify her sound and experiment widely, working with musicians as dynamic as John Zorn, Fred Frith, Béla Fleck, Pauline Oliveros, Carla Kihlstedt, and Cecil Taylor and also as a commissioned composer for Percussions Claviers de Lyon (piece premiered at the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing).
Wu Fei's compositions for choir, string quartet, chamber ensemble, Balinese gamelan, orchestra, film, and modern dance exhibit her remarkable skill and profound musical understanding. She has also appeared as a guest on Frith's ”Eye to Ear II” (Tzadik, USA) and “Happy End Problem” (Recommended, UK) and Carla Kihlstedt's “Traineater” (Anti, USA). Wu Fei has performed in cities around the world, including New York, Rome, Beijing, Berlin, Dublin, Venice, Milano, and San Francisco and released her debut album in 2007, entitled “A Distant Youth” (Forrest Hill, Italy) and featuring Frith and Kihlstedt. Fall 2008 saw Wu Fei collaborating with such New York City luminaries as cellist Erik Friedlander, percussionist Billy Martin, and bassist Trevor Dunn and also serving as curator for the month of October at John Zorn's modern music venue, The Stone, in the East Village in Manhattan.
November 2008 brought the release of her second album “Yuan” (Tzadik), a collection of chamber works and a new piece for solo piano performed by Stephen Drury. February 2009 will bring a music DVD entitled “Shan Qi” (Ozella Music, Germany), filmed in the Italian Alps and featuring the young artist and several outstanding European musicians. In 2009, Wu Fei will return to Europe and China for further concerts, collaborations, and recording projects. Wu Fei's performances on gu zheng and voice can be as delicate as lace or furious as thunder.
Li Tie Qiao (born 23 September 1973 in Hunan 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 Beijing in 1995 where 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, Norway in 2005 and was warmly welcomed by a number of
Norwegian musicians. During his time in Norway he has played with Paal Nilssen-Love, Ingebrigt Harker Flaten, Maja Ratkje, Rolf-Erik Nystrom etc.
Li Tie Qiao established the "Chinese free improvisation alliance" group in Beijing 2007.
He successfully arranged the first avant garde music festival "Sally Can’t Dance festival" in Beijing in March 2008.
Third son of Tian Qiaoyun and He Pingsuo. Born in 1975 in Handan,Hebei Province. Band member of Glorious Pharmacy.
In addition to singing and playing guitar for Glorious Pharmacy,a Dada-esque performance art-rock troupe, Xiao He also performs byhimself. He continues to do experimental/improv solo performances,collaborating with friends, including musicians from the Bejing PekingOpera Troupe.
wang fan is pioneer of china's experimental/improvised music, sound
designer, sonic explorer, powerful noise maker, minimalist/maximalist,
multi-genre composer and a talented singer. he was born in 1970, Lanzhou
and relocated to Beijing in 1996, the year he created China's first formal
experimental music piece which is a mysterious 40 minutes lofi work. he is
a self taught, religion-tendentious (buddhism and other oriental religions)
and non-spoted musician.
he had released 3 masterpieces for Chinese new music:
Sound Of Meditation Within The Body (Sub Jam/Origin, 2001)
Infinite Loops (Adopin/Sub Jam, 2003)
Five Primary Elements (KwanYin Records/Adopin, 2006)
I know little about art. I do know my life is shorter than 100 years, so is.
Bruce Gremo was recipient of the 2005 Interactive Technology Artist in Residence Award at Harvestworks, NYC. He was a 2004 Fellow in the Creative Artist Exchange program, a Japan/US Friendship Commission and NEA sponsored award that enables Fellows to study and work in Japan for six months. He was Composer in Residence at Civitella Rainieri Foundation in Italy in May and June of 2003. A recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Music Composition (2002), he has been a featured composer at New York venues such as Experimental Intermedia, Roulette, Harvestworks and Lotus Studios. He has been Artist in Residence at Steim in Amsterdam (9/2002), Engine 27 in NYC (5-6/02), and Harvest Works, NYC (2000). His computer music has been performed around the world. As a flutist, he specializes in extended technique and improvisational formats using the silver flute, the Japanese Shakuhachi, the Chinese Xun and others. Originally out of the classical music world, he has been a soloist at the Lincoln Center Festival with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Wien Modern in Vienna as soloist with the Austrian Radio Orchestra, the BBC Proms Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in London as soloist with the Scottish BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Knitting Factory Jazz Festival under Ornette Coleman誷 direction where he was as soloist in 襍kies of America,? the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival as soloist with Butch Morris. From 1990 up to 2000, he frequently collaborated with Chinese composer Tan Dun as improviser, music director, synthesizer programmer, soloist and orchestra conductor. He toured over 14 months as synthesizer programmer and EWI soloist with the Peter Sellars production of the Chinese Kun Qu classic, The Peony Pavilion. He now resides in Beijing having recently relocated from New York。 « 收起