XIAOHE: BRAND NEW YOU’RE RETRO
音乐纪录片 concert documentary film
by danni goyan
March 24th (Sat.) 2:30pm
NU SPACE 成都市青羊区奎星楼街9号
District B, MinTown Studio Community,
9 Kuixinglou St, Qingyang, Chengdu
映后导演 Danni Goyan 网络交流
Skype talk with director Danni Goyan
with Chinese subtitles
仅120座 with 120 limited seats
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三年光阴 荏苒而逝 恍觉小河的音乐正褪去蚕茧
无需多时 这位羽翼愈发丰满的音乐人便会乘风启航 渐入另一番精神之境
xiaohe, an iconic figure of chinese folk and avant-garde music in the 2000s,
performed solo concerts around the world in an improvised way
which blends folk, surrealistic and mystical elements.
these distinctive shows brought unprecedented feelings
and gave an unforgettable memory to the audience.
unexpectedly, in that night, we didn’t know yet
it would be xiaohe’s last improvised solo concert.
it took three years to realize that the chrysalis had been transfiguring.
this artist would soon march on another spiritual realm…
纪录片巡展 screening dates (spring-summer 2018)
@ 旧天堂文化传播 old heaven
2018.3.14 8:30PM (english version)
@ nu space
+ talk with danni goyan
@ 樂空间 yue space
+ talk with xiaohe
@ 法国文化中心 French Institute
to be announced
to be confirmed
BRUSSELS, 比利时 belgium
to be announced
阿飞 a fei (B10)
it would be wrong to speak of xiaohe in the context of the new china. his recordings and performances extend well beyond the accolades and delineations of the chinese music underground, his path travels far astray from the defined ghettos of folk, independent, and improvised music as we know and consider them. xiaohe lives in a state of ecstatic and joyful now, and has had the admirable generosity to share this with all of us, audiences and fellow musicians alike.
eric boros (vialka)
in 2005, I met xiaohe through glamorous pharmacy. his voice and music had a melodic attitude and was naturally as well as casually strange. it gave more room to characters with impulsive psychic states, neighbours of trance or dementia, sometimes even debauchery. a world far beyond the pathos’ codes of universal expressions and the dark punk’s vain hopes. xiaohe showed a great stylistic extension in a 360 degree angle vision, so that in 2082 any anarchist and mad robot could not follow him without self-destruction. when I met xiaohe, he found himself at the crossroads of different artistic choices: improvisation, chinese opera, drawing, soundtracks for cinema, etc. I was surprised at first because i had imagined xiaohe with long black hair. then in his duet 2 little big men with song yuzhe, i could not find anything that could be identical with the sound cults of glamorous pharmacy. Finally, our meetings made me see in him another facet, more paradoxical, a dark folk consciousness, more unusual, i called it shamanic punk, the bi-polarizing between self-healing and self-destruction. I had found him with two broken feet, walking like a duck. he had jumped a few months earlier, more than three meters high in response to a spectator who had asked him for proof that he was indeed a god. xiaohe gave me the impression that the greater the limit, the narrower the way, until the way is invisible. more invisibility signifies the beginning of a metaphysical walk.
吗哈哈 matthieu ha
抗猫 kang mao (杀不死 subs)
老羊 lao yang (sugar jar)
at his deepest moments in music Xiaohe is simultaneously the wildest (but not ferocious) animal in the forest and the shaman at the shopping mall.
李带果 li daiguo
李铁桥 li tieqiao
绍强 shao qiang (樂空间 yue space)
宋雨喆 song yuzhe
我与小河的作品合作是严肃的对待艺术，是面对过往自我的发现之路，是以朴实的心不走捷径的克己态度。小河 我最欣赏敬重的音乐家 没有之一。
陶冶 tao ye
天晓 tian xiao (江湖 jiang hu)
吴非 wu fei
谢玉岗 xie yugang（惘闻 wang wen）
展旭 xiao zhan（蘑菇 / Rockland / 69 Cafe / Mogu Space）
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