Sonntag, 21.05.2006, Uhr 20:30
postgarage, dreihackengasse 42, 8020 graz
resident djs: JONATHAN AKYN
(graz) YAMO SAKEGI
Founded in 1999 by Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian, two active members of the Beijing music scene, FM3 are considered pioneers of abstract electronic experimentation in China. Known for dedicating prime space for ?live? aspects within their work, FM3 produces mysterious, meditative and minimalist soundscapes, while subtly adding certain elements of ancient Chinese folk tradition into a universe abundant in micro-sounds and synthetic glitches.
FM3 has been called ?the most prominent experimental act in China? by the US magazine Grooves. XLR8R described FM3?s sound as ?poetic noise? and the UK magazine The Wire calls FM3 live sets ?meditative,? ?soothing? and ?engagingly intimate.?
In 2004, FM3 was commissioned by the Louvre museum in Paris to provide a new soundtrack for the classic 1930s film ?La Croisière jaune.? The project concluded with three live performances at the Louvre Auditorium in early June.
FM3?s sound installations have been featured at the 2004 Shanghai Bienalle as well as the Beijing-Tokyo Art Project, the Dashanzi International Art Festival and the Kulturhallen Dampfzentrale in the Swiss capital of Bern.
The mass-produced FM3 ?buddha machine? loop box has been exhibited at contemporary art museums across China.
FM3 made one record for the Staalplaat record label in the Mort Aux Vaches series, and has also released music on Mutek_Rec and Sublime Frequencies. They just got our their buddha machine, a box with the size of an i-pod containing 10 loops.
Infos zur Buddha Machine: