Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

Music Performance · Cracks on the Circumference Ⅲ 圆周的缝隙 Ⅲ

Event Information

Date: 19 December 2021
Time: 11:00 12:30
Venue: Rockbund Art Museum
Speaker: Mai Mai, Xu Cheng, Zhao Junyuan
Language: Chinese


日期: 2021年 12月 19日
时间: 11:00 12:30
场馆: 上海外滩美术馆
主讲人: 卖卖、徐程、照骏园
语言: 中文

About the Event 关于活动

Music and sound are the results of circularity and repetition. The circle of rhythm rolls, transformsdeforms, disappears in familiar places, and then metamorphosesdeforms, reorganizes, and reappears in a differentanother identity. When it accelerates to an instantthe extreme, all the sounds aries compressed into a crack of noise that passes pierces through the cochlea. And Wwhen time is slowed down to a certain extentthe extreme, the sound will becomeis like an untied clewball of thread that has been untied: , just one long and single thread is left, that stretches and it constantly changes in the ocean of time.

Fluxus is an ambiguous overflow and provocation that our daily life exertsed on art, while “‘noises”’ isare the surplus part of music industry. It is , the overtones floating around the main keynote, and the a microtonal micro sound universe separated from the twelve-tonethe equal temperament, and the wrong shots notes and or missed shots notes that the body wants to tame. They were are nevernot “discovered” “discovered” or “”invented”” by anybody. They are just there, for a longer time than the entire human history. They have been maneuvredtransferred and exploited by copyright and human language again and again, but they will never disappear and lost its source, like the infinite number of digits in πinexhaustible ℼ. Sound does will nevernot die out, i. It is just is reproduced in the form of waves in space, leaving with an ever-expanding circle at the speed of sound, and starting from the source, again and again, until eternity.

Circle is an idea, rather thannot a physical object, s. Io it will never fail. Fortunately, outside the chart map of the music industry, outside thator say the perfect bubble, there will always be a fish that can slips through the net. There is always a way for physical beings to find a crack on the circumference of conceptual world, they canto exert gravity, and give it a push and make our reality a little more cute. Hand-drawn circles are never perfect. If signature is the failed failure from the learning of part of writing learning, then the improvisational repetition ated practice of improvisation is a way to the polishing of style; they are the cracks on the circumference that arehave been deliberately pierced, or in other words, they are the creation process itself.

This performance project series will invite several experimental, and improvisation musicians and music groups collectives in Shanghai to present three performances under an umbrellathis common theme during the exhibition period of ‘“John Armleder: Again, Just Again”’exhibition, and to share with audience demonstrating their own exploration and understanding of sound.





John Armleder: Again, Just Again 约翰·阿姆莱德:再,再