thruoutin/Noise Arcade Shanghai Tour 2014
Yesterday we arrived in the ghost city of Ordos, Inner Mongolia. Wang Shengnan and I did sound check on a pretty professional stage despite the fact that we are out in the grasslands. There are bands from all over China and the world here as a part of an event called the Ordos World Music Carnival. We go on at around 7:30 tonight.
Tomorrow night at What Bar we will be releasing the next issue of Jingweir. There will be performances by Kidd Wizz (USA), Dee (CHINA) and The Twenties (CHINA). Come and get a copy.
明天晚上在老what酒吧 京味儿杂志会发新的一部。会有试验电子家Dee ,美国ELECTRO的KIDD Wizz和北京独立乐队TheTwenties乐队的演出。大家都来拿一个杂志。
BYOB Beijing 2014
My song “Back to the Patio” as the background music for the BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) event a couple weeks ago in Beijing. Visual artists showcased their works in the alleyways of the old city.
Our friend Bryan is shooting a music video. Want in?
Want to be an extra in a music video? This Saturday is your chance!
Where: 海淀黄庄Haidianhuangzhang subway station (line 4 and 10).
When: Saturday at 1:00 pm.
What else: The video will be shot in the subway (think Michael Jackson’s BAD, but in Beijing), so we’ll have to work fast to avoid being asked to stop by the staff. The whole thing should take 1 hour. The scene involves a bunch of people (you) wearing headphones and dancing. So be sure to bring a pair of headphones (the big kind, not earbuds).
All participants will get a copy of the video e-mailed to you, your name in the credits, an awesome story to tell your friends, and no money:)
If interested, please contact：
Thanks! and 谢谢！
Video my friend Michelle did for VICE China with one of my songs “Back to the Patio”. This was a fresh event and I am glad I was able to be a part of it.
The event showcased artists focusing on moving elements and some with sound. This is a recap of a great night in the Hutongs of Beijing’s art district, Dashilan.
July’s been a pretty eventful month so far with lots of studio time at the Jingweir towers for the new Li Daiguo/arm trick/thruoutin collab album.
Tonight I head to the suburbs of Beijing’s Tongzhou to play at the underground punk club, DMC, with my new math-rock band Mammals.
Tomorrow Chinese pop sensation, Wang Shengnan, and I head to another Chinese music festival in Jiangsu province.
It’s gonna be jam packed. Pics soon.
My sister’s work.
“Michele Seippel is a one-of-a-kind, truly innovative artist and her episode kicks off four episodes that were filmed at Subterranea Collective in Richmond, VA in conjunction with Good Day RVA, Luke Rabin, and Nelly Kate. Spurred by Nelly’s interest in bringing more of her favorite Richmond artists to the show and my interest in collaborating with both Subterranea and Good Day, it made sense to tackle shooting four episodes in a single day on location in Richmond. It was an exhausting 16 hours of shooting, but it was an amazing experience and has yielded some of the best and most diverse performances of the show.
Michele’s music combines elements of idm, sampling, sound design, ambient, and experimental film.
Her work isn’t fully experienced without the visual elements that she controls dynamically throughout her musical performance. So much of her work is built around everyday sights and sounds, things she can assemble and build from her surroundings. Lights passing on her ceiling form loosely defined shapes on her screen, the sounds of rustling sheets are deconstructed into soundscapes in her software. Her performance is at once filled with organic and familiar moods as well as completely strange and beautiful soundscapes. It’s a truly amazing performance, and one that can lead to a completely visceral listening experience.
Follow Michele’s many artistic ventures through her website, http://micheleseippel.com and her music at her soundcloud.”
Setting up before a show last winter.
photo by Hsing Jiangbo
Last year photographer/videographer Jeff Yu asked to use some of my music for a fashion event with izzue and Tsinghua University. They’ve used my song “Travels Above” for this year’s promo video with their judges. I’m making some new music specifically for their event this month and will share them when they are completed. For the meantime check out this video:
I’m in Luoyang, Henan, China tonight. This month i’m accompanying Chinese indie-pop artist Wang Shengnan (http://site.douban.com/wangshengnan/) and her manager Daniel on a three city music festival mini-tour for her new electro-pop works. Next up Jiangsu then inner Mongolia.