This June, Live Beijing Music and Jingweir welcome Siberia-born, Shandong-based ambient artist Anton Bogdanov aka Pool of Light. The one-man, multi-instrumentalist utilizes an arsenal of components to form his sound including; guitars, bows, zhongruan, drums, vocal loops, and other tools to lead the listener on a pilgrimage of trancelike meditations. These elements infuse and transform into hypnotic drones which engulf the ears in a bath of sound. Since his emergence on the scene two years ago, he has been consistently releasing material and racking up accolades within China and beyond, all the while honing his skills and coming out of the woodwork to share his transcendent music. Listening to Pool of Light’s live arrangements provide the audience an unparalleled experience.
Supporting Pool of Light will be some of Beijing’s most arch and distinctive artists in the electronic and experimental realm – Zafka and Li Jianhong. The former, Zafka, aka Zhang Anding, the Beijing-based sound artist, experimental musician, and “youth culture expert” wowed us twice last year with two stellar releases on Shanghai’s emerging play rec label, demonstrating the artist’s penchant for ‘playing outside the box’ and taking every opportunity to take a sound and twist it on its head – it is electronic music that is not afraid to have a little anarchic fun on its way to the dancefloor. Meanwhile, Li Jianhong’s weapon of choice is the electric guitar – which the veteran noise artist uses to breathe vengeful life into his sets through his uniquely drone-heavy, shred-full, gut-wailing brand of guitar improvisation – a psychedelic swirl of mayhem and inception that is always a wonder to behold.
时间/Time: Friday, June 14th 9:00pm
门票/Ticket: 60 RMB (advance)/80 RMB (door)
Shanlao Hutong NO. 14, Dongcheng District
阵 容/Line up:
Pool of Light (Shandong)
POOL OF LIGHT (Shandong/ambient/drone)
Pool of light is drone/psychedelic project by Anton, a musician currently residing in China. His music is mostly focused on subconsciousness material, tranquility states and search for inner awareness. Influenced by projects like Barn Owl, Stars of the Ld, Kawabata Makoto solo works and gagaku music, it contains large parts of improvisational, cosmic and folk-drone elements. Being active for 2 years by now, the project released 3 albums and few EPs on different labels.
Pool of light 是一位来自俄罗斯乐手Anton的蜂鸣／迷幻／氛围计划。他的音乐基于自觉和安详寻找，潜意识状态研究，同时具有一些东方审美。深受了 Barn owl, Stars of the lid, 河端一个人计划和雅乐影响, Pool of light 以即兴和太空loop感觉为主来进行现场演奏。到目前为止，计划已经做了2年，通过几个国际厂牌发行了3张专辑和几个EP(数字，CD，磁带格式)。参与过豆瓣公告牌之外演出系列，和大连RUINING一起举办过中国东北巡演。