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Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (摇滚乐队) – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Dec 3, 2012 by jfenn

In tandem with other rock bands based in China, such as Tang Dynasty (Wong, C. 2011), Second Hand Rose has woven aspects of Chinese cultural heritage into the sonic fabric of their art. The female costuming that Liang Long has ...

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Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (摇滚乐队) – Band Aspirations Beijing Province Posted Dec 3, 2012 by jfenn

Toward the end of our visit, we asked the band members what their goals were for Second Hand Rose, and specifically we asked them what the most important thing visitors to ChinaVine should learn about the band. The answer, provided ...

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Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (摇滚乐队) – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Dec 3, 2012 by jfenn

From its earliest manifestation, Second Hand Rose has embraced a visual aesthetic that involves costuming akin to Western glam rock bands dating from the 1970s and 1980s. Liang drew much attention to the band early on by wearing women’s clothing ...

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Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (摇滚乐队) – Workshop Beijing Province Posted Dec 3, 2012 by jfenn

In 2009, the ChinaVine team visited Second Hand Rose in their rehearsal studio beneath a parking garage within Beijing’s Second Ring Road. Part of a small complex of soundproof rooms, the band’s space was set up to allow them to ...

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Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (摇滚乐队) – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Dec 3, 2012 by jfenn

Formed in 1999 by Liang Long in his home town of Harbin (Heilongjiang province NE China), the band Second Hand Rose represents a dynamic mix of Chinese musical and cultural heritage with transnational rock music traditions. Liang moved to Beijing ...

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Experimental Music: Zhang Jian (FM3) – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Mar 23, 2012 by jfenn

While geographically based in Beijing, FM3 works within a critically informed and technologically dynamic realm that traverses the globe. Reviews of their recordings (including the Buddha Machine) and performances appear on the pages–both physical and virtual–of influential contemporary cultural publications, ...

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Experimental Music: Zhang Jian (FM3) – Gallery Beijing Province Posted Mar 23, 2012 by jfenn

View a gallery of images shot by ChinaVine team members during a visit to Zhang Jian. Also listen to another set of remixes created by combining clips of an interview with Zhang Jian and loops from version 1 of the ...

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Experimental Music: Zhang Jian (FM3) – Workshop Beijing Province Posted Mar 23, 2012 by jfenn

Virant (Nebraskan-born, but living in China since the late 1980s) and Zhang (born in Sichuan, but based in Beijing since 1995) anchor their ambient orientation to music in improvisational use of loops, drones, and sound collages created from traditional Chinese ...

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Experimental Music: Zhang Jian (FM3) – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Mar 23, 2012 by jfenn

Since the 2004 release of the first Buddha Machine and up through the appearance in 2008 of Buddha Machine II, FM3 have fully incorporated the units into their live performances. “Buddha boxing” is the general term describing two kinds of ...

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Experimental Music: Zhang Jian (FM3) – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Mar 23, 2012 by jfenn

Based in Beijing, FM3 (or FM ‘tsan’) traverse the global landscape of contemporary electronic music via sonic constructions on record, in  performance, and perhaps most famously, via the Buddha Machine (more in other sections or here). Zhang Jian and Christiaan ...

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