RAM Talk: Polish experimental/electronic music scene
Aug 23, 2014 Saturday 15:00 - 17:00
2F Y.W.C.A Building (Shanghai 133 Yuanmingyuan Road)
ChoP is a transnational project consisting of sound and visual artists from China and Poland. Performances by ChoP combine traditional and modern sounds of China and Poland with field recordings and ambient structures. ChoP is showing the aspects of constant development of the Far East and Eastern Europe. Performances are accompanied by different visuals made by different Vjs. ChoP is performing live, therefore all shows are unique experiences not unlike what the public experienced one century ago when films were mute and live improvised music gave it the whole context.
ChoP was formed by Zen Lu (China) and Grzegorz Bojanek (Poland) in 2006. Since then many other artists have been invited to join the project, record their albums and play live-acts both in China and Poland.
Grzegorz Bojanek (1975), also known as Eta Carinae, is the founder of the net label: www.etalabel.com. Since 2007 he has been the artistic producer of Warsaw Electronic Festival. As an artist he consequently introduces field recordings and electroacoustic sounds into his compositions which are the combination of the modern melodics ambient and sometimes noise. He cooperated with many artists from USA, Canada and China. Grzegorz is the co-founder of ChoP project where he concentrates on multicultural collaboration between China and Poland. Together with Zen Lu, Grzegorz collaborated with British film direcotr Isaac Julien on his latest project “Better Life” (“Ten Thousand Waves”) – starring Maggie Cheung. Among others the film was shown during the 67th Venice Film Festival 2010 and 8th Shanghai Biennale, where Greg and Zen played live soundtrack during the grand opening. Nowadays Grzegorz is working on his new album for a California based label Dynamophone. In 2011 the most important events were ChoP EURO Tour and ChoP Tour in China where one of the concerts was performed during the Shanghai Electronic Music Week.
Free admission, reservation is required.