Cui Jian is China’s father of rock music. He’s still performing at age 57 to sellout crowds here. He’s quite impressive.
Meng Qi is a Chinese experimental music composer based out of my current place of residence, Beijing. His music is unlike most of the genre, where one would expect to hear an avalanche of nearly pointless noise. There is a beauty to his compositions that I don’t find much in a lot of modern releases that purport to be ‘experimental’. He’s definitely an intriguing character.
You may have noticed a severe dearth if posts here at AMOT… That’s because I moved to China to do a bit of work. Since I’m here, I thought I’d raid the local bookstore, translator in hand, and see if I could find something that would inspire me to finally learn Chinese. Here is the fruit of my labor – a collection of poems by Li Po.