BEME III, DARK BRIDGES - OCTOBER十月, 24-26日


SINOTRONICS PRESENTS: BEME 2014, THE 3RD ANNUAL BEIJING ELECTRONIC MUSIC ENCOUNTER

SINOTRONICS 呈现 BEME 2014:第三届北京电子乐偶遇


Beijing-based electronic music label SINOTRONICS (formerly Metrowaves x pangbianr) presents the third Beijing Electronic Music Encounter (BEME), China’s most progressive annual showcase of electronic sounds. BEME III hosts 14 artists from China and India over three nights, in three venues, with three distinct modes of experience.


BEME III is a unique, curated cross-section of electronic music producers, DJs, experimental composers, and hybrid electro/rock bands. Even more so than the previous two years’ editions, BEME III is a statement for the radical rethinking of what can be defined as “electronic music” in 2014 Beijing. BEME operates off the cliché, providing a critical accounting of what is essential for a forward-moving event that responds to the specific conditions of the Beijing and Chinese music scene.


The theme of BEME III is DARK BRIDGES: hidden connections, unexpected directions, new results. This is not a fallback on the familiar, but a bridge to the unknown.


BEME III will coincide with the first CD release from Sinotronics, the debut album of Beijing’s FAR/∞, as well the release of the inaugural Sino-Indian Music Alliance compilation CD, a collaborative project between Sinotronics and Delhi’s REProduce Artists. Delhi-based producer and DJ Hashback Hashish will make a return trip to China for two appearances at BEME III, representing REProduce and the vibrant Indian electronic music underground.


World-renowned inventors of the Buddha Machine, FM3, will also officially release their new album Ting Shuo 《听说》at BEME III. This will be their first non-Buddha Machine release of original material since 2005.


BEME III will be preceded by a FREE warmup event on Friday, October 17 at Mako Livehouse featuring Dead J, Hashback Hashish, Menghan, MMS, and Charm. This is just a warning.


基于北京的电子音乐厂牌SINOTRONICS呈现第三届北京电子乐偶遇(BEME),中国最先进的集合展现电子声音的年度活动。BEME III带来14位来自中国和印度的艺术家,在3个晚上,3个场地,展开3个不同模式的体验。


BEME III是独一无二的活动,它的策划集合了电子音乐制作人,DJ,实验作曲家,以及混合electro/rock乐队,并呈现其交叉的横截面。今年的活动内容较过去两届更丰盈,BEME III是对于“在2014年的北京,什么样的音乐可被认作为电子音乐”的激进和根本的思考过后的陈述。BEME的运行方式不与陈腐并论,它带来的是一个批评性的计算,关于什么是一个前进性活动的根本要素,这个计算是对北京和中国音乐圈特别现状的回应。


BEME III的主题是DARK BRIDGES:隐藏的连接关系,不被预知的方向,新结果。这不是一个落在熟悉认知上的后退,而是一个通往未知的桥梁。


BEME III 将与Sinotronics发行的首张CD,即北京FAR/∞的首张唱片,以及Sinotronics和印度新德里厂牌REProduce Artists刚开启的合作项目Sino-Indian Music Alliance的合辑CD相符一致。基于新德里的制作人和DJ Hashback Hashish届时将重返中国在BEME III中进行两场演出,他将描绘来自REProduce的声音以及活跃的印度电子音乐地下文化。为全世界知晓的唱佛机创始人FM3,也将在这次BEME III中由FM3官方发行一张新唱片《听说》,这张唱片是他们自2005年以来首次再以原始材料发行的非唱佛机唱片。


BEME III将以一个免费的warmup活动作为开启,10月17日,周五,在麻雀瓦舍,参与艺术家有Dead J, Hashback Hashish, Menghan, MMS, Charm。这仅是一个开篇警告。


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BEME III – FULL SCHEDULE


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 @ DADA BEIJING

周五,10月24日 在 DADA 北京


BEME III, Night 1 brings unfamiliar vibrations to Beijing’s most progressive electronic music club, DADA. Come early for danceable code glitch from Changchun’s JFI and avant-techno from Beijing’s iimmune (Sinotronics), ride the wave to its crest with an unprecedented, dancefloor-oriented live set from FM3 (Buddha Machine), and release with deep house, minimal techno, and tech house lasting til the small hours from FAR/∞ (live set – Sinotronics), Menghan (DJ set – Sinotronics), and Hashback Hashish (DJ set – REProduce Artists, Delhi).


BEME III,第一晚带着它不被熟悉的振动到北京最前进的电子音乐俱乐部,DADA。早点来听来自长春JFI的能跟着跳舞的code glitch,和北京iimmune(Sinotronics)的avant-techno,驾着波浪和FM3(唱佛机)带来的空无前例的东方舞池现场到达顶点,再和FAR/∞(live set – Sinotronics),Menghan(DJ set – Sinotronics),以及Hashback Hashish(DJ set – REProduce Artists, Delhi)一起跟着deep house, minimal techno, 和tech house释放直到凌晨。


Doors - 开门: 8pm
Ticket - 门票: 40rmb


Lineup:


- MMS (DJ)
- JFI (live)
- iimmune (live)
- FM3 (live)
- FAR/∞ (live)
- Menghan (DJ)
- Hashback Hashish (DJ)


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 @ YUGONG YISHAN

周六,10月25日 在 愚公移山


The second night of BEME III brings radical electronic hybrids to Yugong Yishan’s stage. Perched at a critical point between avant-garde and “familiar” music, this night is the centerpiece of BEME III, presenting dark bridges between punk, post-rock, noise, improvisation, live electronic music, and spheric DJ soundscapes.


It starts with an inflammatory synth-grind set from SPY RAT 51, the newest enfant terrible side project of Li Qing and Li Weisi (Snapline / Soviet Pop). From there we hear new moves from old hands as Beijing punk stalwarts SUBS debut a new electronic post-punk direction, then reach the future rock styles of Shanghai’s most progressive band, Duck Fight Goose, a four-piece unit slowly evolving into a post-machine sonic hybrid. DFG will debut a radically new set at BEME III.


The highlight of this event is FM3′s live performance and official release of their new album, Ting Shuo, followed by repeat, experimental & improvised performances from two other artists featured on night one: FAR/∞ and Menghan. BEME III bridges between venues as well as between sounds & styles, their originators and their audience.


BEME III在第二晚带来激进的电子乐混合物到愚公移山的舞台。经过在先锋音乐和“被熟悉的”音乐之间批评性的翻炒,这一晚作为BEME III的中场,将在punk,post-rock,noise,improvisation,live electronic music,和球形的DJ声音景观之间呈现dark bridges。


从李青和李维思(Snapline/Soviet Pop)最新的糟糕side project潜鼠51带来的煽动性合成器碾核现场开始。我们从那里进入上海最先进的乐队Duck Fight Goose鸭打鹅的future rock,他们以4个单元渐进展开后机器的音波混合。DFG将在BEME III带来一个他们激进的新作品。


这一晚的亮点是FM3的现场演出以及他们要官方发行的新唱片,《听说》,在他们之后将再次由第一晚的两位艺术家FAR/∞和Menghan继续他们的实验和即兴音乐演出。BEME III在不同场地之间搭起了桥梁,同时在不同声音和风格,它们的创作者和听众之间搭起了桥梁。


Doors - 开门: 8pm
Ticket - 门票: 80rmb


Lineup:


- Spy Rat 51 - 潜鼠51
- SUBS
- Duck Fight Goose - 鸭打鹅
- FM3 (album release) -(唱片发行)
- FAR/∞
- Menghan (DJ)


+ 特别嘉宾(待发布)


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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 @ XP BEIJING

周日,10月26日 在 XP 北京


BEME III concludes with an experimental salon, showing the contemporary status of China’s electronic music avant-garde. JFI and iimmune return from night one at Dada to bring their harshest, strangest, most untested ideas to the fore. Menghan returns once again, joined this time by MMS (improvised splicing) and Charm (percussion, electronics) for the hybrid electro-acoustic live ensemble, STEEL. Delhi’s Hashback Hashish returns as well, deconstructing stems from his 2014 album Stoned for a live, ambient set.


The guest of honor at BEME III’s finale is Hangzhou-based Wang Changcun, one of China’s earliest innovators in sound software development. In addition to democratizing access to means of electronic music production in China via mobile app development (cicadas) and open-sourced, browser-based performance platforms (see here), Changcun has recently been recognized by the critically-acclaimed Sound Art China exhibition as one of the forerunners of sound art and avant-garde electronic music in the country. This is his first Beijing performance since 2003.


We’re also thrilled at the last-minute addition of US-based artist Ben Houge. Ben’s unique compositions and inventions operate at the nexus of music composition, video games, performance, sound installation, and digital art. This will be Ben’s first China performance since 2011.


BEME III 以一个实验性的沙龙作结束语,展示中国电子音乐先锋的当代状态。JFI和iimmune从活动在Dada的第一晚回来,带来它们最锐利,最怪,最未经测试的想法来到现场。Menghan也再一次演出,与MMS(即兴粘合)和Charm(打击,电子)一起作为三人组合STEEL带来混合的electro-acoustic现场合奏。新德里的Hashback Hashish也将再次出席,以一场ambient演出解构他在2014年的唱片Stoned。


BEME III的最后由它的荣誉嘉宾,现居于杭州的王长存收尾,王长存是中国最早的声音软件开发革新艺术家之一。他开发的移动设备app(cicadas)和基于浏览器的开源演奏平台(see here)打开了在中国通向电子音乐产业的民主意义之路,王长存目前被中国声音艺术大展认为是国内在声音艺术和先锋电子音乐上的先驱者之一。这次是他自2003年以后在北京的第一场演出。


Doors - 开门: 8pm
Ticket - 门票: 40rmb


Lineup:


- Menghan / STEEL
- Hashback Hashish
- iimmune
- Hong Qile - 洪启乐
- JFI
- Ben Houge
- Wang Changcun - 王长存

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