Li Daiguo is a prominent figure in China’s experimental, world, and new music communities.

 

Born in 1981 in Oklahoma, USA,  to Chinese/Taiwanese parents, Li Daiguo received training in music from childhood on a variety of instruments in various styles, including western classical music and bluegrass (violin, upright bass, piano), Chinese classical music (erhu, pipa), Finnish folk music, Carnatic music, Shona Mbira,  and contemporary classical composition and improvisation.  After relocating to mainland China in 2004, Li began to develop his compositional style and blend of extended techniques for a variety of instruments, particularly pipa, guzheng, bawu, cello, upright bass, violin, and prepared piano.  His playing and compositional style makes frequent use of polyrhythms,  acoustic sounds that “sound electronic,” an eastern sense of space and emptiness, and dark spirituality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In recent years he has taken part in performances at such venues and events as Cite De La Musique (Paris), Oct-Loft Jazz Festival (Shenzhen), Shanghai PSA, UCCA (Beijing), Super Deluxe (Tokyo) , Desert Daze (Joshua Tree), Festival/Tokyo, Musicultura (Italy), Festival in Fes (Morocco), World Sacred Spirit (India), Tomorrow Music Festival (Shenzhen), Sonic Protest Music Festival (France, Belgium), Culturescapes Arts Festival (Switzerland), and Sally Can't Dance Avantegarde Music Festival (Beijing).

 

As a composer and producer, Li Daiguo has been commissioned by the likes of Cloud Gate 2, Guangdong Modern Dance company, Guangzhou Ballet company,  artists Fang Lu, Tao Hui, and Serge Onnen.  He has released albums of original compositions on record labels such as Modern Sky, Starsing Records, WV Sorcerer, Old Heaven Books, and Ruby Eyes/Chitong (Taihe).  His performances and releases have been written about in The Wire, Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, and a variety of other international platforms.

 

 

Bubini Weilaiyin

 

An all ages futuristic world fusion ensemble founded by Li Daiguo in 2016, Bubini Weilaiyin is a long term experiment in the development of post-religious ritual music and functions of music beyond entertainment and commodification. Avante-garde children’s songs, trance, world traditions, humor, and explorations of the ridiculous are significant elements of their performances.  Their first album of songs will be released in 2021.

 

BBB & BBB

 

An improvising avante-garde duo comprised of Lao Dan and Li Daiguo, BBB & BBB is a unique commingling of extended techniques on traditional Chinese instruments and incinerating spell casting on saxophone, duduk, prepared piano, guzheng, and tabla.  They have performed rarely since their formation in 2018, and their appearances at Oct-Loft Jazz festival and other festivals in China have been warmly welcomed. They have released two albums, “Hu Nian An Yu,”  and “Benbo’erba & Babo’erben at the Old Heaven,” on Shenzhen label Old Heaven Books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Li Daiguo and Huanqing

 

Formed in 2013, Li Daiguo and Huanqing is a contemporary world fusion duo involving Lyre, Xiao, Voices, Pipa and Cello whose compositions blend far east Asian and west African aesthetics. They have performed extensively throughout China and released albums on Chinese labels, most notably  “Zhi Hua Feng Ying,” on Starsing Records.

 

Li Daiguo and Liang Yiyuan

 

Since the beginning of their collaboration in 2010, Li Daiguo and Liang Yiyuan have been exclusively preoccupied with manifesting the sounds of dark forest spirits. Their albums, which have been released by independent Chinese labels, are audible on Chinese streaming platforms.

 

The Tea Rockers

 

An improvising quintet with multi-instrumentalist and composer Li Daiguo,  guqin master Wuna, pioneer of sound exploration in China Yan Jun, Chinese contemporary folk icon Xiaohe, and tea master/writer Xijian that performs avante-garde tea ceremonies.

 

Rick Parker and Li Daiguo

 

Rick Parker and Li Daiguo have been collaborating since 2015 and have performed in southwest China and toured primarily in the New England area of the US. Their performances have been written about in The Wire, Tiny Mix Tapes, and All About Jazz, among other places. Their sound is a hypnotic blend of trombone, synthesizers, pipa, cello, overtone singing, and beatboxing. They have self-released one album, “Free World Music,” and are planning a second release in 2022 on Chant Records.

 

 

 

艺术家简介

 

音乐家李带菓是中国的实验性音乐、世界性音乐与新音乐领域的杰出人物。1981年出身于美国俄克拉荷马州的华裔/台湾裔家庭,李带菓从童年时期就开始学习不同种类、风格的乐器与音乐,其中包括西方古典音乐、蓝草音乐(小提琴、低音提琴、钢琴)、中国古典音乐(二胡、琵琶)、芬兰民间音乐、卡纳迪克音乐(南印度)、绍纳民族的安比拉琴(津巴布韦)、以及当代古典作曲和即兴创作。2004年移居中国大陆后,他开始进一步延伸自己的作曲风格,并将各种乐器的进阶技巧融合在一起,尤其是琵琶、古筝、巴乌、大提琴、低音大提琴、小提琴和钢琴。他的演奏和作曲风格经常使用复合节奏、手工“电音”,融入东方的空间感和虚无感,以及印象主义。李带菓的演出,先锋派传统和古典音乐传统,像是一场通过文化混血身份进行的前卫音乐艺术移植实验。

 

近年来,他在全球范围内参加了如Cite De La Musique(巴黎)、Oct-Loft爵士音乐节(深圳)、明日音乐节(深圳)、撒丽不跳舞音乐节(北京)、Super Deluxe(东京)、Desert Daze(约书亚树)、Festival/Tokyo(日本)、Musicultura(意大利)、Festival In Fes(摩洛哥)、World Sacred Spirit(印度)、Sonic Protest音乐节(法国、比利时)、Culturescapes艺术节(瑞士)等大型音乐节,还在上海当代艺术博物馆、北京尤伦斯当代艺术中心等场馆表演。

作为作曲家和制作人,李带菓曾受《云门2》、广东现代舞团、广州芭蕾舞团、艺术家方璐、陶辉、Serge Onnen等人委托创作。他曾在摩登天空(Modern Sky)、星外星音乐(Starsing Records)、巫唱片(WV Sorcerer)、旧天堂书店(Old Heaven Books)和赤瞳音乐(太和)等唱片公司发行过原创专辑。他的表演和发行曲目被报道在The Wire, Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes和其他各种国际性媒体平台上。

 

艺术家项目

 

吥哔呢未来音

由李带菓于2016年创立的一个融合了未来音乐与世界音乐特性的乐团,吥哔呢未来音是一个对于后宗教仪式性音乐的长期实验性项目,期望音乐的功能可以在娱乐性和商业化的领域以外取得突破。前卫的儿童歌曲、原声trance、世界传统文化、幽默感和对荒谬的探索是他们表演的重要元素。他们的首张专辑将于2021年发行。

 

奔波儿灞与灞波儿奔(BBB & BBB)

一个由老丹和李带菓组成的即兴前卫二人组,BBB & BBB独特的音乐混合了中国传统乐器进阶技巧,加上用萨克斯、都都克笛、钢琴、古筝和手鼓吟诵火焰咒语一般的演奏方式。自2018年成立以来,他们很少进行表演,他们在深圳Oct-Loft爵士音乐节和中国的其他音乐节上的亮相都受到了热情欢迎。他们已经由深圳唱片公司旧天堂书店发行了两张专辑,《互念暗语》和《奔波儿灞与灞波儿奔在旧天堂》。

 

李带菓与欢庆

李带菓与欢庆成立于2013年,是一个融合了七弦琴、萧、人声、琵琶和大提琴的当代世界音乐组合,其作品融合了远东亚洲和西非的音乐美学。他们周游中国各地进行演出,并在中国的唱片公司发行了专辑,最著名的是由星外星唱片公司发行的《指花风影》。

 

李带菓和梁奕源

自2010年开始合作以来,李带菓和梁奕源一直专注于表现黑暗森林深处灵魂的声音。他们的专辑由中国独立唱片公司发行,同时登陆中国地区的音乐流媒体平台。

 

The Tea Rockers

由多乐器演奏家和作曲家李带菓、古琴大师巫娜、中国声音探索的先驱严峻、中国当代民间音乐家小河和表演前卫茶道艺术的大师兼作家喜見组成的即兴五重奏。

 

Rick Parker和李带菓

Rick Parker和李带菓自2015年开始合作,以在美国新英格兰地区巡回演出为主,也曾在中国西南部演出。他们的表演曾被The Wire, Tiny Mix Tapes和All about Jazz等媒体报道。这对组合创造的催眠性音乐混合了长号、合成器、琵琶、大提琴、泛音歌唱和beatbox口技。他们已经自行发行了一张专辑《Free World Music》,并计划于2022年在Chant Records唱片公司发行第二张专辑。

Li Daiguo seriously closing his eyes / photo: 朱锐

In recent years he has taken part in performances at such venues and events as Cite De La Musique (Paris), Oct-Loft Jazz Festival (Shenzhen), Shanghai PSA, UCCA (Beijing), Super Deluxe (Tokyo) , Desert Daze (Joshua Tree), Festival/Tokyo, Musicultura (Italy), Festival in Fes (Morocco), World Sacred Spirit (India), Tomorrow Music Festival (Shenzhen), Sonic Protest Music Festival (France, Belgium), Culturescapes Arts Festival (Switzerland), and Sally Can't Dance Avantegarde Music Festival (Beijing).

Li Daiguo wearing pajamas / photo: 沈伟 /pajamas by 3ge3 project

As a composer and producer, Li Daiguo has been commissioned by the likes of Cloud Gate 2, Guangdong Modern Dance company, Guangzhou Ballet company,  artists Fang Lu, Tao Hui, and Serge Onnen.  He has released albums of original compositions on record labels such as Modern Sky, Starsing Records, WV Sorcerer, Old Heaven Books, and Ruby Eyes/Chitong (Taihe).  His performances and releases have been written about in The Wire, Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, and other media platforms.  He is currently signed to Pollux (Modern Sky).

Ongoing Projects

 

 

Bubini Weilaiyin

 

An all ages futuristic world fusion ensemble founded by Li Daiguo in 2016, Bubini Weilaiyin is a long term experiment in the development of post-religious ritual music and functions of music beyond entertainment and commodification. Avante-garde children’s songs, trance, world traditions, humor, and explorations of the ridiculous are significant elements of their performances.  Their first album,“Bubini Weilaiyin: Er Ge,” was released in 2021.

 

bBb bBb

 

An improvising avante-garde duo comprised of Lao Dan and Li Daiguo, BBB & BBB is a unique commingling of extended techniques on traditional Chinese instruments and incinerating spell casting on saxophone, duduk, prepared piano, guzheng, and tabla.  They have performed rarely since their formation in 2018, and their appearances at Oct-Loft Jazz festival and other festivals in China have been warmly welcomed. They have released two albums, “Hu Nian An Yu,”  and “Benbo’erba & Babo’erben at the Old Heaven,” on Shenzhen label Old Heaven Books.

 

 

Li Daiguo and Huanqing

 

Formed in 2013, Li Daiguo and Huanqing is a contemporary world fusion duo involving Lyre, Xiao, Voices, Pipa and Cello whose compositions blend far east Asian and west African aesthetics. They have performed extensively throughout China and released albums on Chinese labels, most notably  “Zhi Hua Feng Ying,” on Starsing Records.

 

Li Daiguo and Liang Yiyuan

 

Since the beginning of their collaboration in 2010, Li Daiguo and Liang Yiyuan have been exclusively preoccupied with manifesting the sounds of dark forest spirits. Their albums, which have been released by independent Chinese labels, are audible on Chinese streaming platforms.

 

The Tea Rockers

 

An improvising quintet with multi-instrumentalist and composer Li Daiguo,  guqin master Wuna, pioneer of sound exploration in China Yan Jun, Chinese contemporary folk icon Xiaohe, and tea master/writer Xijian that performs avante-garde tea ceremonies.   They have released albums oEnT-T and Modern Sky.

 

Rick Parker and Li Daiguo

 

Rick Parker and Li Daiguo have been collaborating since 2015 and have performed in southwest China and toured primarily in the New England area of the US. Their performances have been written about in The Wire, Tiny Mix Tapes, and All About Jazz, among other places. Their sound is a hypnotic blend of trombone, synthesizers, pipa, cello, overtone singing, and beatboxing. They have self-released their first album, “Free World Music,” and their second album,“meditation music for the artificially intelligent,” has been released in 2022 on Chant Records.

 

音乐家李带菓是中国的实验性音乐、世界性音乐与新音乐领域的杰出人物。1981年出身于美国俄克拉荷马州的华裔/台湾裔家庭,李带菓从童年时期就开始学习不同种类、风格的乐器与音乐,其中包括西方古典音乐、蓝草音乐(小提琴、低音提琴、钢琴)、中国古典音乐(二胡、琵琶)、芬兰民间音乐、卡纳迪克音乐(南印度)、绍纳民族的安比拉琴(津巴布韦)、以及当代古典作曲和即兴创作。2004年移居中国大陆后,他开始进一步延伸自己的作曲风格,并将各种乐器的进阶技巧融合在一起,尤其是琵琶、古筝、巴乌、大提琴、低音大提琴、小提琴和钢琴。他的演奏和作曲风格经常使用复合节奏、手工“电音”,融入东方的空间感和虚无感,以及印象主义。李带菓的演出,先锋派传统和古典音乐传统,像是一场通过文化混血身份进行的前卫音乐艺术移植实验。

 

近年来,他在全球范围内参加了如Cite De La Musique(巴黎)、Oct-Loft爵士音乐节(深圳)、明日音乐节(深圳)、撒丽不跳舞音乐节(北京)、Super Deluxe(东京)、Desert Daze(约书亚树)、Festival/Tokyo(日本)、Musicultura(意大利)、Festival In Fes(摩洛哥)、World Sacred Spirit(印度)、Sonic Protest音乐节(法国、比利时)、Culturescapes艺术节(瑞士)等大型音乐节,还在上海当代艺术博物馆、北京尤伦斯当代艺术中心等场馆表演。

 

作为作曲家和制作人,李带菓曾受《云门2》、广东现代舞团、广州芭蕾舞团、艺术家方璐、陶辉、Serge Onnen等人委托创作。他曾在摩登天空(Modern Sky)、星外星音乐(Starsing Records)、巫唱片(WV Sorcerer)、旧天堂书店(Old Heaven Books)和赤瞳音乐(太和)等唱片公司发行过原创专辑。他的表演和发行曲目被报道在The Wire, Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes和其他各种国际性媒体平台上。李带菓在2021年成为了北河三的签约艺人。 

組合

 

 

 

 

吥哔呢未来音

由李带菓于2016年创立的一个融合了未来音乐与世界音乐特性的乐团,吥哔呢未来音是一个对于后宗教仪式性音乐的长期实验性项目,期望音乐的功能可以在娱乐性和商业化的领域以外取得突破。前卫的儿童歌曲、原声trance、世界传统文化、幽默感和对荒谬的探索是他们表演的重要元素。他们的首张专辑《吥哔呢未来音:儿歌》已于2021年发行。

 

BBB & BBB

一个由老丹和李带菓组成的即兴前卫二人组,BBB & BBB独特的音乐混合了中国传统乐器进阶技巧,加上用萨克斯、都都克笛、钢琴、古筝和手鼓吟诵火焰咒语一般的演奏方式。自2018年成立以来,他们很少进行表演,他们在深圳Oct-Loft爵士音乐节和中国的其他音乐节上的亮相都受到了热情欢迎。他们已经由深圳唱片公司旧天堂书店发行了两张专辑,《互念暗语》和《奔波儿灞与灞波儿奔在旧天堂》。

 

李带菓与欢庆

李带菓与欢庆成立于2013年,是一个融合了七弦琴、萧、人声、琵琶和大提琴的当代世界音乐组合,其作品融合了远东亚洲和西非的音乐美学。他们周游中国各地进行演出,并在中国的唱片公司发行了专辑,最著名的是由星外星唱片公司发行的《指花风影》。

 

李带菓和梁奕源

自2010年开始合作以来,李带菓和梁奕源一直专注于表现黑暗森林深处灵魂的声音。他们的专辑由中国独立唱片公司发行,同时登陆中国地区的音乐流媒体平台。

 

茶博士

由多乐器演奏家和作曲家李带菓、古琴大师巫娜、中国声音探索的先驱严峻、中国当代民间音乐家小河和表演前卫茶道艺术的大师兼作家喜見组成的即兴五重奏。

 

Rick Parker和李带菓

Rick Parker和李带菓自2015年开始合作,以在美国新英格兰地区巡回演出为主,也曾在中国西南部演出。他们的表演曾被The Wire, Tiny Mix Tapes和All about Jazz等媒体报道。这对组合创造的催眠性音乐混合了长号、合成器、琵琶、大提琴、泛音歌唱和beatbox口技。他们自行发行了一张专辑《Free World Music》,并于2022年在Chant Records唱片公司发行了第二张专辑《meditation music for the artificially intelligent》。

李带菓乖乖地穿著西裝/ 摄影: 朱锐

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