VOLTAGE DIVIDER • 分压器 // GOOOOOSE 韩涵 // MHP 马海平 //
Hosted by: SoundSpade | Benjamin Bacon | 白培耕
VOLTAGE DIVIDER • 分压器 // GOOOOOSE 韩涵 // MHP 马海平 // MENG QI孟奇 // SOUNDSPADE
08月06日 • 星期四 • 2015 • THURSDAY • AUGUST 06TH
DADA BAR SHANGHAI
Voltage Divider • 分压器 is a bi-monthly event at DADA Shanghai presented by DOGMA LAB that explores different experimental and avant-garde musical styles and non-traditional production methods.
Following the extremely successful relaunch of Voltage Divider • 分压器 last May with killer performances by White+, FM3LaoZhao+CHARM and SoundSpade, this August 2015 installment of Voltage Divider • 分压器 will feature Shanghai favorites GOOOOOSE韩涵, the side project of Han Han, front man from Duck Fight Goose, the dark electro sounds of MHP along with the one and only hardware wizard MENG QI孟奇 from Beijing and Voltage Divider/Black Eyeliner resident SOUNDSPADE.
Killer visuals and interactives will be stepped up once again by BRKR + DOGMA LAB.
GOOOOOSE is the side project of Han Han, front man of one of China’s most well-‐known experimental-‐rock/electronica band “Duck Fight Goose” and also owner of the experimental record label Miniless Recordings. His mulM-‐instrumental approach of making music usually leads the audience into a place where electronic, jazz and strange Mme-‐signatured rock music find their harmony, yet sMll fighMng with each other someMmes.
GOOOOOSE is more like a spiritual cave of Han Han, he currently lives in Shanghai. There are 5 Os.
GOOOOOSE 是鸭打鹅乐队主脑韩涵的个人 音乐计划。他的音乐融合了电子乐，爵士和 部分数学摇滚的节拍，经常呈现出一种不同 风格冲突下的和谐感。GOOOOOSE 更像是韩涵的自省空间，他现在居住在上海。
Born in 1981 of Shanghai, Ma Haiping (aka MHP), a senior musician. During the past 14 years, his music covers the avant-garde music, experimental, electronic dance music, soundtrack for visual arts and contemporary dance, etc. No matter from the music genre or the production technic, he is a epitome of the development of Chinese electronic music scene.
MHP is called “The son of Shanghai techno” for his music revealed a unique sense of screen and science fiction imagery. In recent years, he actively promoting the avant-garde music culture of China, organizing international exchange performances and academic lectures.
MENG QI 孟奇
Meng Qi is a musician with multiple identities. He’s not only a electronic music artist, but also a synth maker, a programmer and a teacher. Meng Qi had various music works released including “landscape in love” / “landscape on live” and more, and synth modules like Voltage Memory. He has published a series of modular synthesis tutorials on midifan mag. He also had given instrument building workshops and lectures in Beijing Maker Space, Shanghai XinCheJian, Maker Carnivals, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing Contemporary Music Institute, Beijing Zajia lab and so on. Meng Qi is a pioneer of Chinese contemporary digital art, and is fame for his music and distinctive devices and instruments, which have been using by electronic music artists all over the world.
SOUNDSPADE (Benjamin Bacon)
black eyeliner • 黑眼线 // voltage divider • 分压器
SoundSpade aka Benjamin Bacon is the co-founder of Dogma Lab, a cross-disciplinary media and design studio based in Shanghai, China that focuses on design consultancy, interactive media, audiotronics and research.
Benjamin’s creative practice and research focuses on the intersection of new human interface, visual stimulus, technology, media, mobility, information and sound design. Starting in the early 1990’s with the Minneapolis Darkwave band Dies Irae ! US, Benjamin has been involved with both creating, playing and DJ’ing all types of music. In 1994 he formed Dies Irae ! US with fellow confidant Jonathan Ford (Dissociate). They played festivals such as Wave Gothik Treffen in Leipzing German. In the late 1990’s Jon and Ben left Dies Irae ! US and formed the electro-industrial duo Animadversion. Shortly after he moved to Brooklyn, NY, where he went on to form the band Blindworks. In 2005 he started working on solo projects as SoundSpade and Phase Angle.
Throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s he Dj’d at various clubs in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2010 he moved to Beijing, China and in 2011 he and Alexander Chow formed the cult DJ group Black Eyeliner. He continues to perform and DJ with Black Eyeliner and his solo projects SoundSpade and a new event devoted to the exploration of live experimental music called Voltage Divider. In 2005, he co-founded the new media research group SpyLab that’s mission is to create long distance collaborative projects with researchers, musicians and artists around the world. He has lectured, performed and exhibited at a variety of institutions, exhibitions, events and conferences.
INTERACTIVES + VISUALS • BRKR + DOGMA LAB
dada 上海 · dada shanghai
幸福路115号, 近法华镇路 · 上海 ·shanghai · 115 xingfu lu, near fahuazhen lu
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