i know the places that u talked about, i performed almost in all of them.
And i saw a lot of chinese bands, in a lot of differents esthetic...
I really have good surprise sometimes, in rock and in pop, but most of the time i m a bite desepointed. Not to much creation, just bad copy of western bands.
In Jazz, almost never good. maybe only one band was ok.
If u compare to korea, or japan, the quality of jazz musician is really higher than in beijing. In shanghai u have a jazz scene, but it s most of the time foreigner.
I was a teacher in CMI during 4 years, and U have maybe 2 or 3 students who are sensible to this music, most of the others don t understand or don t care.
I understand the point of the taste. U like U don t like. But i think that when u re studying music u have to learn and work all the esthetic.
My feeling in this school was that obviously, less than 10% of the students will really do a career in music. And most of them just want to say "i m in Cma, i m studying music, so, i m cool"... I was music student, i was happy and proud to be, but i worked
and practices a lot, and i was curious. Here most of them, should be gardener more than musician. (that s what one of my teacher said to students who didn't practice in france)
BUT! in classical music U have a really high level, enormous!!!
but in classical u don t have to create, most of the time it s just interpratation, for sure u have good composer, but definitly less than in western countries.
all of this to say that the problem here is the creation.
and i really fight for this in all my lesson to open there mind.
so, we back to one of the charcteristic of china, "copy but not good to create"
am i mistake? or maybe i didn t see or meet the good person?