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JUE | Music + Art 2014: Who Am I? Where Is This Place? What Happened To March?

两个城市超过100个活动,从本土到国际知名的表演艺术家和粉丝们热情的支持,究竟是什么是第六届觉 | 音乐 + 艺术节如此充满活力? 感谢大家对觉音乐艺术节和本土社区团体的帮助与支持。觉音乐艺术节作为一个平台,是一个把许多错综复杂的独立项目联系在一起的机会使其变得更为重要。觉不单单是一个在我们身边的活动,觉就是我们,一个让我们彼此了解的机会。

让我们来回顾一下“觉音乐艺术节201” 的几个难忘的活动:

音乐

我们请到了英国的说唱教父Blak Twang, 来自新加坡的MONSTER CAT,后摇强团And So I Watch You from Afar, 来自美国洛杉矶的 双人电子乐队Baths 和中国武汉的花轮乐队 来表现不同的音乐风格。

 

表演

表演活动中得“觉之最”要数《视而不见》的首次中国巡演了,分别在北京和上海。

表演着是音速青年(Sonic Youth)的创立人Lee Ranaldo和他的妻子Leah Singer. 视而不见是一个多媒体表演,是现场音乐,表演,电影的相结合。 他们的表演是图像与声音融合的展现以及无数可能性的汇聚。

艺术

觉新一代摄影比赛是一个开放的平台让所有中国的年轻人(包括他们移居国外的朋友们)能够在觉音乐艺术节中聚在一起,来一次视觉的对话。新一代摄影比赛的重心和觉的目标结合起来的话就是为年轻的艺术家们和有创造性的人们一个展示自己的机会。参与者将提供自己在觉音乐艺术节期间拍摄的照片,然后将会有一个由中国艺术家,摄影家,媒体和美术馆负责人组成的专业的评审团来评判。获胜者将会得到一笔由Vans提供的特别奖金。

觉和艺起(surge art)的合作也将在北京形成一个新的美术空间。艺起为年轻的和新涌现出的艺术家提供一个平台去向世界展示他们的概念艺术作品,并因为这些作品为那些艺术爱好者提供了不错的购买选择,所以他们也可以为此而感到骄傲。“觉暖”市集上还会有一个无声拍卖,所收集的资金将会全部捐献给图书馆计划。供筹得。。

 

讲座

污染和空气质量恐怕不幸成为生活在北京和上海的居民最关心的问题。刘于思是一个音乐人也是个可持续生活方式倡导者,在觉上演了音乐骑行巡演+分享会,通过他的演讲和音乐向大家传递绿色生活的理念。

**更新 刘于思从自己的中国南部自行车骑行活动中拿出了470人民币捐献给了图书馆计划。对此表示感谢。

 

圈子

觉音乐艺术节的最后一天,“觉暖”创意市集在北京的face bar举行,face bar是一家精品酒店,餐馆和酒吧。在这么一个春意盎然的日子,这有很多创意摊位售卖自己做的非常棒的东西,包括复古服饰,唱片,手工艺品和很多美食。现场的音乐更为这愉悦的一天增添了色彩。

电影

觉和亚洲电影周第二年席卷而来,为北京和上海的观众们带来了最具名声的独立电影。 其中开幕影片是《仰光的召唤》,一部讲述缅甸朋克乐队生活的电影。

这是一部记录了缅甸最著名的朋克乐队,一群对现实不满却充满雄心斗志的年轻人。

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文学

2013年澳大利亚获奖诗人Jesse Brand的表演惊艳了上海和北京的观众。表演中,Brand通过叙述一些生活在中心的人们的观点探索了现在这个糟透了的社会。

此外,在上海和北京的每一个活动现场,我们鼓励每一个参与者能够为2014觉音乐艺术节中的图书馆计划捐钱,或者以拍卖的方式来支持这个计划,到时候我们将会在河北的一个贫困地区的小学盖一个图书馆。觉音乐艺术节相信教育是去打破贫穷并在这个发展中的世界存活下去的关键因素。最后我们通过所有的努力共筹集了1.7773万元

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最后 感谢大家

“觉”并不是一个商业性的活动。你会发现不像其他的音乐活动,在过去的两年里我们很少有商业性的品牌参与。 但是我们活动的成功举办在很大程度上是源于本土媒体以及活动场所提供方的帮助。

最后要向所有的媒体朋友,撰稿人,采访人,和所有在微博上帮助宣传的人员。还有LeTV等主要的节目平台。 感谢后来加入的供应商以及第三方合作伙伴LOVE BANG 和 Electric East.

感谢所有人。

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Two cities, over 100 events, a swathe of artists from the local to the internationally renowned, amazing support from fans, and a single question: where did the energy come from? Thanks for helping spread the word and supporting your local creative communities. JUE | Music + Art is a platform: an opportunity for many projects to come together to form a collective that’s more significant than their intricate individual parts. JUE isn’t a thing that exists outside ourselves, it is us, it’s knowing each other.

Let’s take a look at a few memorable moments from JUE | Music + Art 2014:

Music
Performances from the likes of UK rapper Blak Twang, Singapore’s MONSTER CAT, And So I Watch You from Afar, L.A. electro-pop act Baths, and Chinese Wuhan stalwarts Hua Lun, ensured that there was a live show for everyone’s tastes.

 

Performance
A JUE favourite was Sight/Unseen, which saw its China debut in Shanghai and Beijing. Presented by founding member of Sonic youth Lee Ranaldo and his wife Leah Singer, Sight/Unseen was a multimedia performance work that brought together live music, performance, and film in a single setting. Their performances were explorations in how sound and image interact, with elements of chance embraced.

 

Art
JUE partnered with SURGE Art – a platform for young and emerging artists to display their concepts and artwork to the world. SURGE prides itself on providing art lovers an affordable option to purchase art. An auction was held at the launch party and all proceeds went toward The Library Project charity, raising an astounding 6400RMB.

In Shanghai JUE partnered with the Western International School of Shanghai to host a live graffiti performance by Pop art-inspired street artist Jo Di Bona. Local and international students and art fans alike participated in a fun-packed day of arts, enjoying live music from Shanghai Folk United on the side.

Talks
Pollution/environmental concerns and finding ways to live more responsibly are top of the mind for all who live in Beijing and Shanghai. Liu Yusi – a musician and advocate for sustainable lifestyles – hosted a Green Biking Talk + Concert, spreading positive “green” messages through his talk and artistic activities.

**UPDATE Liu Yusi contributed 470RMB from his  mini-bike tour in south China, which will go towards The Library Project. Many thanks for his efforts!

 

Community
JUE | Music + Art culminated in the Warm-up to Spring creative market, held at FACE Beijing. On a gorgeous spring day, a host of creatives set up shop for six hours selling home made treats, vintage clothing, records, hand made crafts, and great gourmet food. Live music from the Hutong Yellow Weasels and friends set the atmosphere for a fun-filled day.

Film
JUE’s Asia Cinema Week returned for a second year to provide viewers in Shanghai and Beijing a chance to watch some of Asia’s most celebrated independent films. The opening event kicked off with Yangon Calling – Punk In Myanmar, a film that follows the lives of discontented youths, and aspirational figures from some of Myanmar’s best-known punk bands, including Side Effect and CultureShock.

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Literary Events
Jesse Brand, winner of the 2013 Australian Slam Poetry Championship, took on the literary genre with a fresh style that even featured rapping alongside self-produced tracks. At his performances, Brand explored the state of contemporary dystopia through the perspectives of those individuals at its centre.

Throughout the events across Shanghai and Beijing, participants were encouraged to make charitable donations to The Library Project. The festival’s goal was to raise enough to build a library for underprivileged schoolchildren in the Hebei countryside. JUE | Music + Art and The Library Project believe that education is the key motivator to breaking the cycle of poverty that exists in the developing world. A total of 17,773RMB was raised through the community’s collective efforts.

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Final Thanks

JUE isn’t a commercial affair – you’ll notice that unlike pretty much every other music event that’s taken place over the last two years, there was little commercial brand presence. But having said this, the festival is totally dependent on the help of other local businesses and press who provide us with venues, coverage, and sometimes even free booze (wheeey).

This final thanks goes out to all the media pals who wrote up articles, interviews, and the occasional Weibo post to help push our shows. Supporters over at some of the key channels we depend on to get cool content out such as LeTV also deserve a thumbs-up and a standing ovation.  Thanks to the vendors who were affected by the market postponement but were still willing to get involved later. Thanks to the third parties including LOVE BANG and Electric East who helped bring over some awesome acts.

Big-up the 大家.

 

 

 

 

 

《觉》音乐+艺术节第二周指南 // JUE | Music + Art Guide Week 2

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精彩的演出 醉人的氛围

昨夜对于北京上海来说都是难忘的一夜。我们从参加上海ASIWYFA和北京Bath现场的粉丝那里拿到了很多精彩的照片。以下是一些最佳精选:

ASIWYFA @MAO Livehouse Shanghai

Baths @ MAO Livehouse Beijing

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Yangon Calling Screening @ Dangdai MOMA – 爆满!

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今晚计划:

患上了周中抑郁症? 看了这些图片,你会发现周三也能像周五一样精彩 :)

[上海]

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Yangon Calling – Punk in Myanmar @ Minsheng Art Museum

[北京]

ASIWYFA @ MAO Livehouse

Asian Cinema Week: The Desert Eats Us (Nepalese) @ Today Art Museum

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Big Shows, Big Vibes

Last night was a big one in both cities. We’ve had a bunch of pictures through the works from fans at the And So I Watch You From Afar show in Shanghai and the Baths show in Beijing.

The Plan for Tonight:

Suffering from mid-week blues? You’ve seen the pics, Wednesday is the new Friday :)

Shanghai

Baths @ 390

Yangon Calling – Punk in Myanmar @ Minsheng Art Museum

Beijing

ASIWYFA @ MAO Livehouse

Asian Cinema Week: The Desert Eats Us (Nepalese) @ Today Art Museum

 

 

 

礼拜二:《觉》行动计划 // Tuesday: JUE Action Plan

礼拜二,你的老朋友忙了一天后来看你,于是你打算带他去参加一些精彩绝伦的演出活动。而你想参加一些精心挑选出来的,或是在Facebook上一直分享的活动,而非直接从Pitchfork上的旧闻看来的。

一番讨论之后,你们最终决定去市中心找些活动来玩儿,顺便能和一位靓女或帅哥约会,而绝不是只有一顿廉价的晚餐或是一捧塑料花。

但你十分焦躁不知去哪儿,坐在沙发上无所适从。别担心,让我们来帮你:

亚洲电影周开幕 – 《仰光的召唤》

噪音带来了副作用:颠覆权利机构做时代先锋需要付出什么代价?

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北爱尔兰后摇强团-And So I Watch You From Afar中国巡演上海站

在Soundcloud上收听我们的“礼拜二特辑”,其中有And So I Watch You From Afar的精选曲目。

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今晚是北京之夜! 夜9点,在MAO Livehouse ,享受经典

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Your old buddy is crashing in on a Tuesday of all days and you’re determined to show him those amazing mixes you’ve been sharing around on Facebook are your own picks, and not ripped straight from the old Pitchfork feed.

An awkwardly orchestrated language exchange resulted in meeting a fair lass or gent and you want to go to town, but cheesy dinner dates with plastic flowers aren’t your thing.

You’re angry, and raging out on a cushion just isn’t cutting it.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:

Asian Cinema Week Opening Event: Yangon Calling – Punk in Myanmar

Noisey gets up close to Side Effect – what does it take to be pioneers in a scene that’s frowned-upon by the authorities?

And So I Watch You From Afar中国巡演上海站 // JUE | Music + Art 2014: And So I Watch You From Afar China Tour Shanghai

Tunes for Tuesday on Soundcloud!! Featuring picks from And So I Watch You From Afar

JUE | Music + Art 2014: Baths China Tour Beijing

Tonight’s the night Beijing! MAO Livehouse 9PM Here’s a classic mix :)

亚洲电影周在召唤!// Asian Cinema Calling – Subcultures, Countercultures, and all them other cultures…

“噢!《觉》!你们一定准备了好多电影吧?”

什么?电影?当然有啦!本次亚洲电影周将会以《仰光的召唤:朋克在缅甸》拉开序幕。

仰光的召唤,是一部关于缅甸朋克文化的记录片,由德国电影制作人Alexander Dluzak和Carsten Piefke导演。

对于缅甸的年轻人而言,朋克音乐是他们面对日常生活中种种压力的一种力量源泉。在90年代,水手将第一批朋克音乐磁带带入缅甸,随即在仰光出现了几百人的朋克音乐粉丝。

影片中,Dluzak和Piefke通过六个星期与仰光当地一群年轻朋克音乐人的亲密接触,包括拜访他们的家庭,与他们的朋友及家人见面,和他们一起去裁缝铺和刺青店工作,参观他们的排练场地,并参加他们的秘密演出。他们还采访了在监狱里与海洛因斗争的朋克乐手。《仰光的召唤》展现的是缅甸朋克音乐人的生活,他们自身所遭遇的悲剧以及他们为了自由而奋斗的过程。

 

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放映会还设置了导演Alexander Dluzak的小座谈会。

Alexander Dluzak,1976年出生在德国汉堡,活跃于柏林与东京的电影制作人、电视台记者。专门报道艺术、音乐与亚文化类资讯,尤其关注亚洲地区。

Carsten Piefke,1970年出生于德国柏林,柏林电影制作人、视频剪辑师。执导过三部纪录片作品,参与过大量文化类主题电影剪辑工作。

官方网站:http://www.yangoncalling.com/

Vimeo观看预告片!

注:图片来自Matt Grace

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‘OY JUE, I thought there were gonna be some films!?’
What what? Yes films… the Asian Cinema Week series will be opening with a screening of Yangon Calling – Punk In Myanmar!

Yangon Calling is a documentary movie about the Burmese Punk Rock underground, directed by Berlin based filmmakers Alexander Dluzak and Carsten Piefke.

For young Burmese, punk provides a way to stand up against the pressures they have to face in their day-to-day lives. In the 90’s, sailors brought the first punk rock cassettes into the isolated country. Since then a scene with several hundred followers has emerged in Yangon.

Over the course of six weeks, the filmmakers accompanied a group of notable punks to their homes, met their friends and families, went along with them to work in a tailor shop and tattoo studio, checked out their rehearsal rooms and hung at secret concerts. They spoke with punks who had sat in jail and fought their frustrations with heroin. Yangon Calling is a film about life, about personal tragedy and the struggle for freedom.

The screening will be accompanied with a talk by Alexander Dluzak.

Alexander Dluzak (1976, Hamburg/Germany) lives as a filmmaker and TV journalist in Berlin and Tokyo. He specializes in reporting about art, music and subculture, with a strong focus on Asia.

Carsten Piefke (1970, in Berlin/Germany) lives as a filmmaker and video editor in his hometown Berlin. He has directed three documentary movies and edited countless movies about various cultural topics.

Website: http://www.yangoncalling.com/
Watch a trailer on Vimeo!
*Awesome pics by Matt Grace