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2018.5.17 茶博士 Tea Rockers

茶博士 Tea Rockers

中国 China

 

时间 Time

2018.5.17 20:00 - 21:00

场地 Venue

华侨城创意文化园北区B10现场 B10 Live, North District of OCT-LOFT

 

演出者 Artists

巫娜 Wu Na - 古琴 Guqin

喜见 Xi Jian - 茶道 Tea Ceremony

颜峻 Yan Jun - 电子 Electronics

李带菓 Li Daiguo - 大提琴 Cello/琵琶 Pipa

小河 Xiao He - 阮 Ruan / 电脑 Computer/人声 Vocals

 

下之品,品茶出身;

中之品,汤之相味;

上之品,茶心实迹。

音声亦如此。

 

茶博士,由巫娜、喜见、颜峻、李带菓、小河组成的五人即兴乐团。每一个人既可以是隐士,又可以是游侠。

他们即兴演奏,有时候静得让人发疯,有时候像山水画,有时候噪音弥漫,有时候像婚礼,酒狂,万马奔腾。每个人都有不同的背景,成员之间的合作与冒险,已经持续多年,新的化学反应一触即发。 

茶博士自述

茶博士成立于2010年10月。

那是瑞士的一个艺术节。我们先后到了欧洲,各有各的活动,直到演出当天,在伯尔尼聚齐了,调音,吃饭,溜达,然后演出。

那也是我们第一次一起演出。之前,我们有过各种二重奏、三重奏。

现场录音后来在以色列出版了。叫做《红水乌龙》。是演出时我们喝的茶。喝什么茶,音乐就变成什么样子,清淡的,热烈的,松弛的,不想睡觉的。大致是这样一个意思。那时候的茶道师是老古。

2015年,蒙重庆门唱片的好意,我们第一次以现在的阵容演出、录音。这是第二张专辑《虚构》的缘起,于2018年出版。

迄今为止,茶博士的演出和录音都是即兴。下次改了作曲也说不定。

迄今为止,茶博士的配置包含了古琴、电子噪音、短小的旋律、吉他或者阮、大提琴或者琵琶,有时候还有拇指琴或者二胡,等等。有时候会有观众来问,“为什么会在这么美的音乐里加上噪音?”这个问题不难回答,而且也完全可以不去回答。


The Tea Rockers is a crazy band. Sometimes their music so quiet that would make you feel uncomfortable. Sometimes their improvisational performance is like a landscape painting of ancient China. Sometimes it is full of noise. Sometimes in their music you feel like being in a grand wedding ceremony that sounds like a loud roaring of rushing water. Everyone in this quintet has different backgrounds. Their collaboration is like an adventure that has lasted for years, yet new chemical reactions are ready to take place anytime.

 

Tea Rockers’ Own Narrative

The Tea Rockers was formed in October, 2010.

For an art festival in Switzerland, we all got to Europe separately with our own concert schedules and didn’t meet up until the day we performed in Berne. We did the sound check, had some food, took a walk and just that, we played. It was the first time for all of us to play together. Before that, we had had played with each other in different duos or trios.

The live recording of that concert was edited, mixed, mastered and eventually released by Israeli label Ent-t, titled “Ceremony”. Its Chinese name is actually “红水乌龙”, literally meaning “Red Water Oolong”, the tea we’ve been drinking during the concert. How the tea tasted has naturally shaped the music we played – subtle, zealous, relaxed and sleepless… The tea practitioner then was Lao Gu. 

In 2015, thanks to Men Records, we had the chance to perform for the first time with our current line-up and to record our second album “Fabrication” in studio, which was then released by Modern Sky in 2018.

Up to now, the Tea Rockers has been an improvisational group. But who knows? Perhaps we will start composing in the near future, perhaps not. Our current instrumentation includes Guqin (Wu Na), electronic noise (Yan Jun), Ruan and guitar with effects (Xiao He), tea ceremony (Xi Jian), Pipa and cello (Li Daiguo), and occasionally mbira or Erhu. Sometimes people come up and ask, “Why would you put noise into such beautiful music?” That is a question neither difficult nor necessary to answer.