China’s Van Goghs

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China's Van Goghs

Interview: Miki Dai, Photo: Hong Tong Wu

Where do the replicas of Van Gogh’s paintings you may buy at Museumplein come from? How do the painters paint these? What is their income per painting? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Haibo Yu, maker of the documentary China’s Van Goghs.

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Opportunities for second generation with parents from Hong Kong

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img_20161107_190753Do you belong to the second generation of overseas Chinese with parents from Hong Kong? Are you looking for opportunities in Hong Kong? Listen to the interview with Mr Chung-yuk of the Immigration Department of Hong Kong:

 

The Little Snowman

by CRTV

De-Kleine-SneeuwmanAfter several years of preparations, the time has come: The Little Snowman will be on show during the months of December 2016 and January 2017 at several theatres in the Netherlands. It is an enchanting family show after the picture book of the same title by writer and illustrator Harmen van Straaten, directed by Dick Hauser. It is the result of a unique collaboration between Dutch and Chinese theatre makers, designers and musicians.

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Chinese djs: MIIIA, Rainbow Gao, Jasmine Li and The Shanghai Restoration Project

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Rainbow Gao and MIIIA (@Menno van der Meulen)Interviews: Miki Dai, Photos: Menno van der Meulen 

Chinese Canadian electronic music artist MIIIA has been weaving her unique blend of vibes at the forefront of Shanghai’s underground music scene since she settled down in this city. With a relentless passion for creation, she is continuously building a musical dream-world that grows from the studio into her on-stage performances. Countless party-goers have fallen for her talent and charisma; she is truly a leader of China’s current underground music movement. 

阿姆斯特丹舞蹈盛会 (ADE) 今年已过了20岁。2200个艺术家,在短短五天的时间内(10月19日到10月23日),在阿姆斯特丹140多个场地刮起了一阵阵电音旋风。几千场活动,37万参与者创造了骄人的数据,每一次的活动都以自己独特的视角吸引热爱电子音乐还有来自世界各地的乐迷们的眼球。

今年ADE第一次邀请中国的DJ们来跟全球乐迷进行对话。在中国艺术家参与的讨论会上,人头攒动。讨论会的主题是“中国,会是下一个电子音乐的国家吗?”中国,这个遥远的国度对于西方的乐迷还有投资者来说仍然是个黑匣子,亦或是个潘多拉盒。这次中国DJ还有在中国闯荡的西方乐人们的到来,悄悄地把那个盒子打开了细细的一条缝。他们的问题向讨论会的贵宾台倾盆而至,而对这些艺术家个人的故事就很少有人提及,时间紧还是功利性不得而知。

CRTV跟在中国出生接受来加拿大教育的MIIIA聊了聊她的感想。她身材娇小,说着一口流利的英文。她有声音设计的专业背景,而CRTV对她是如何闯进这一行尤其感兴趣。

Interview with MIIIA (English)/MIIIA采访录音::

Some people just love to play, and Rainbow Gao is one of them. Besides her beautiful, melodious house, Minimal and techno music, the joy she has when playing makes you desire to enter the same mood.

Born in Tianjin, lived in Beijing most of the time, she learned to perform in front of audience from young age, mainly during her modeling career and taking part in sing and dance shows.

Rainbow High来自中国,她在上海拥有一个自己的俱乐部,也是此次活动最重要的促成者。她开朗健谈的个性,对中国电音市场深入的认识,还有在演出时释放出的正面能量是她的signature。

Interview with Rainbow Gao (Mandarin)/Rainbow采访录音:

周六在VLLA举办的中国馆演出从下午一点持续到了凌晨三点。八位中国艺术家们跟十位荷兰DJ们轮番上场,各施本领。最年轻的中国DJ  Acid Rabbit只有17岁,父母对她的大力支持,让她远渡重洋,来到这里施展才华。最着力于将中国文化加入西方电子音乐的非Jasmine Li和 The Shanghai Restoration Project莫属。Jasmine是一个琵琶演奏家,在十多年前中国电子音乐刚刚开始起步的时候,跨界,她的坚持和镇静,又不失性感的外表尤其吸引人。

Jasmine Li采访录音

相比之下,来自北京的Bass Guo从摇滚乐队领唱/低音吉他手介入电子音乐是近几年才发生的。去年他已经在荷兰有演出经验。

此次活动的支持方Pyro Music的老板Spencer,在中国创造了第一个专为电子音乐艺术家和乐迷们交流的音乐平台,这次他也带着一个团队来为他们的音乐平台做宣传。他们在中国积极推广电子音乐家们的原创作品,乐迷们也可以免费收听中国和全球DJ们的作品,同时他们也跟很多艺术节合作推出有性格的演出和DJ。

The Shanghai Restoration Project的两位艺术家,散发出一种很特别的气质。调音师加作词作曲为一身的徐云帆跟他的舞台伙伴,也是他的先生生活在纽约。在场乐迷们的视觉跟听觉被他们的演出所刺激,时而出现的熟悉旋律和歌词把在场的中国观众带回了几千公里外上个世纪的老上海,老中国。

The Shanghai Restoration Project采访录音

在荷兰这个创造出无数世界有名的DJ的小国,夜店一般都跟毒品摇头丸扯上关系。而中国的俱乐部,经历了空荡荡的舞池到富二代炫富的场所,这几年中国也有了很多自己的电音节,吸引了越来越多人的关注。这次ADE对于这群艺术家来说只是一个尝试,一个开始。期待他们的不懈努力,能让他们在明年的ADE上为我们呈现更多精彩的演出。我们也能在不久的将来,看到中国电音市场真正的崛起。

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