Meridian Music and Film MiniFest

2014-10-24 09:30 - 2014-11-16 22:00

Meridian Music and Film MiniFest

When: 24 Oct - 16 Nov. 2014
Where: Meridian Space

时差迷你影乐节

时差迷你影乐节

As our old fiend the winter smog is already rearing its fluffy grey head, and we non-hutong residents of downtown Beijing count the days until the black fossil heat finally seeps into the radiators of our concrete apartment blocks - what better time to hide in a dark welcoming room to see afilm, hear a concert, or both at once?

This early November, music and film will mingle at Meridian Space. Artists and bands from various countries will perform live to rare, ancient silent movies from Japan, France, Italy and China; curious minds will be offered digital music-making, Japanese koto and songwriting workshops; and a one-of-a-kind performance, blending music and dance, will be open to all.

To keep the winter gloom at bay, forget Hainan: Meridian Space is the place.

杨杰

Concert: Classical Guitar Recital - By Yang Jie and GaoRui
When: 24 Oct Friday 19:00
Price: 30RMB

As a warm-up to their joint participation to an international guitar competition in the US, Yang Jie and Gao Rui will present an exclusive classical guitar recital at Meridian Space. After having both studied with internationally-acclaimed guitar performer Chen Zhi , they have gained a steady following in China and earned many musical distinctions.They will interpret works by J. Broca, M. Giuliani, G. Regondi, E. Granados, R.Dyens and J.-S. Bach.

“我创造,固我乐”数字音乐合成工作坊

"I Create, Therefore I Play" - Digital Music Composition Workshop
When: 26 Oct Sunday 9:30
Price: 500(online)/600(at the door)RMB

Thanks to this highly innovative digital composition workshop series, children and adults alike learn to use powerful software such as GarageBand, Idensity, MUSY or DM1, and to turn a simple tablet computer into a versatile music-making machine.

《静寂科幻片》

Movie Concert: SILENT SCI-FI / By Jacopo Baboni Schilingi and Meng Qi
When: 1 Nov Saturday 21:00
Price: 50RMB

Jacopo Baboni Schilingi and Meng Qi will combine their analog and digital music-making witchcraft to accompany the screening of some of theworld's most ancient science-fiction movies ever made: The Mechanical Man (1921), Frankenstein (1910), A Trip to the Moon (1902) and Paris Asleep (1925).

Both artists are renowned trail-blazing musicians and musicologists, noted for their transdisciplinary explorations and breathtaking soundscapes.

《御誂次郎吉格子》

Movie Concert: Jirokichi / By Jessica Stuart
When: 6 Nov Thursday 19:00
Price: 50RMB

Daisuke Itō, a master of early Japanese cinema, is noted for hisperiod dramas and samurai films. Of all the silent films he made, only one hassurvived the war and other vicissitudes of time in its entirety: Jirokichi the Rat (1935), which tells the rowdy story of a legendary eponymous thief— a huge commercial and critical success of the 1930s.

Toronto-based Jessica Stuart, a singer-songwriter and a skilled performer of the Japanese koto, will improvise a live soundtrack to the film with her jazz trio, The Jessica Stuart Few.

Adel Andalabi

Interactive Performance: Synaesthesia / By HERE&NOW Studio and SLOTH
When: 7 Nov Friday 19:00
Price: 80RMB(incl. drink)

At the crossroads of art and science, Adel Andalabi (from HERE & NOW studio), in collaboration with French jazz trio SLOTH will offer participants an immersive interactive experience, celebrating the confluence of sounds, dance and images. They will engage with the audience to create an improvised transdisciplinary performance, blending live music and contact improv.

日本十三弦古筝高级课程

Koto Masterclass: With Jessica Stuart
When: 8 Nov Saturday 9:30-11:30
Price: 500(online)/600(at the door)RMB

Ever since the koto branched off from its Chinese ancestor, the guzheng, its sound has evolved following its own singular path, starting as part of "court orchestra" music in Japan in the 700s A.D. Nowadays, this instrument has entered a new phase of its musical tradition, as it is played along with voices and Western instruments by such innovating groups as The Jessica Stuart Few. Hear the koto up close and personal, looking at the signature stylistic sounds of the instrument and how it fits into a contemporary ensemble.

Access is limited to 15 students.

SLOTH乐队

Movie Concert: The Sinophile's Guide To France / By Sloth
When: 8 Nov Saturday 21:00
Price: 50RMB

SLOTH is a young trio of seasoned musicians, bound together by a deep love of jazz, poetry and improvisation: Laura Perrudin (harp, vocals), Florent Briqué (trumpet,effects) and Eric Perez (drums, vocals). On November 8th, as part of the Meridian Music and Film MiniFest, SLOTH will produce a live improvised soundtrack to an assortment of surrealist French and Chinese silent films.

作曲高级课程

Songwriting Masterclass: With Jessica Stuart
When: 9 Nov Sunday 9:30-11:30
Price: 500(online)/600(at the door)RMB

A great song can start from the smallest of inspiration points — the lyrics of a song, a melody, a chord progression or an interesting rhythm. Using the music of The Jessica Stuart Few to demonstrate song development, this masterclass will look at how a small cellof music can be expanded into a hit song, and how to tap into your creativity to arrive at a sound that is uniquely your own.

Access is limited to 15 students.

王雅钰

Movie Concert: The Goddess / By Wang Yayu
When: 16 Nov Sunday 19:00
Price: 50RMB

Wang Yayu began studying the pipa at age 5. Since then, she has performed all around the world, while engaging in transdisciplinary collaborations with actors, calligraphers, painters and even DJs.

Yayu will be producing a live soundtrack to the 1934 silent film The Goddess (Shennü), directed by Wu Yonggang. This great classic from the "golden age" of Chinese cinema stars actress Ruan Lingyu in the poignant role of a young woman struggling to escape from prostitution and give her son an education amid criminal injustice and social prejudices in 1930s China.

 

Tel: 010-51600496
Add: C&C Park, 77 MeishuguanHoujie, Dongcheng District, Beijing

 

*Information provided by Meridian Space

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