The music sharing session “Unidentified Flying Records Hunters” is hosted by A Fei, Ding Lu and Zhang Xiaozhou, in which they will bring several jazz records in forms of mainly vinyls, as well as reel-to-reel tapes and cassettes that are regarded by themselves as the “flying” records. In some way or other, you must have experienced the spontaneous overflow of feelings brought by records that can get you “high”. Either rare, good or important, records the three speakers will bring definitely have made themselves “high” at some point. In the hope of you may also find them interesting, stories behind the music will be revealed while playing and listening to these records. A Fei will share three rare two-track reel-to-reel tapes of Japanese avant-garde jazz from the 1970s, including the ones of Yosuke Yamashita and Hino Terumasa, and also some unreleased cassettes of European avant-garde jazz, while the other two guests choose to remain mysterious. In any case, this session will be a “competitive” game among the three music freaks, specially presented for OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival. Connoisseurs will get high of course, and there are good reasons for us to believe that audiences with less listening experience will also gain something from it.
A Fei A Fei, real name Tu Fei, is the co-founder of Old Heaven Books and an independent music curator. He is one of the curator of OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival and Tomorrow Festival and also has been a special guest DJ of Shenzhen Radio since 2002, hosting for the non-mainstream music show “Traveling Ears” with Liu Qian.
Zhang Xiaozhou Zhang Xiaozhou is a music critic, writer, music curator, record producer and researcher of mass culture and media. He has published several books, including “Into the Land of Absurdity”, “The Pink Utopia” and “Born at Midnight”.
Ding Lu Ding Lu is a music lover and partner of Old Heaven Books. The poet Huang Canran has written a poem called “Always Jogging” about him, “…He is the director of a multinational company / the boss of a translation company, translation company / makes Janpanese typography too / and also the partner of a bookstore, bookstore / a cafe too: always jogging...”