Tag Results for: Music  Found: 13 Results

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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The Peking Opera – Music Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

Although the singing and musical instruments in the Peking Opera are notoriously shrill and may be unpleasant to the foreign ears, the Chinese see it as the “shrieking of the heart.” To them the music is shrill because it is ...

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The Peking Opera – Characters in the Peking Opera Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

There are four main characters roles in the Peking opera. They are : shêng(male character), tan (female character), ching (painted faces), ch’ou(jester). To make the role more specific prefixes are added. Some important prefixes are wu (warrior), Lao (elderly person), ...

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The Peking Opera – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

The Peking Opera can be traced back to ancient times when dancers would perform at religious ceremonies and the festivals of feudal lords. The dancers, accompanied by lutes and pipes, would act out battle scenes as monsters and animals from ...

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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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