“Yao Ye” Origin
“Yao”in Chinese conveys the imagery of towering mountains.”yao ye” was constitute by three musicans: Zhu Fangqiong, Li Jiazhen, Wang Jinyun, The three musicians each represent one of the three characters “土” (meaning “earth,” “soil,””land”) that altogether complete an essential part of the group’sname: “垚” (Yao). then, Xiaogang Zeng has also joined Yaoye, completing the group as a collection of four musicians.
“Yao Ye” Philosophy
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TCG Nordica Culture Center,Chuangku,Xiba Road NO.101.Kunming.
Independent musician, free instrumentalist, vocalist, and music producer.
2000, published solo album “Westward.”
After 2000, dedicated his works toward live improvisational performances, and cross-media collaborated art projects.
2006 . Started researching and developing ceramic instruments and musical devices .
2015,Moved to Dali, Yunnan. Together with like-minded musicians, formed various improvising music groups with relatively fixed members, including:-the more experimental “Null Ensemble,”
2015,Published its live improvised work “Pier of Caicun” online the more world fusion group”Yaoye,”
2016,Published its collection of live improvised recordings 75’13″09 .
JIYUN WANG (“HANYING“)
Independent musician.Born in Yunnan, studied classical music (cello) since an early age.
Promoting the return to a peaceful and respect relationship between human and nature.
Long-term explorer in diverse fields of world cultures and music. Focused on collecting field recordings and concurrently, developing own creative process; specializesin creating handmade world instruments and inventing new instruments; dedicated towards the discovery of sounds and live improvisational music. Collaborated with members of different artistic fields. From 2007-2015, produced andpublished various musical works, including solo albums”Door”and”Growth.”
Born into a musical family. Began studying violin and piano with parents at age 4.
1997,admitted into the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music.
1998, formed the first jazz trio in Yunnan “Gene.”
2003, traveled to Vienna to study jazz piano and composition (direction of major: film score).
2011, invited to attend the Master Class in Composition at the Beijing Contemporary Music Academy.
2013,formed the jazz trio “ShengQiaoMing Trio,” invited to perform at the Beijing 9 Gates International Jazz Music Festival.
2015, studied shakuhachi atthe Tozanryu Shakuhachi Foundation in Osaka, Japan;
2016, began performing ambient music.
Instruments: Shakuhachi,lyre, Nara flute, Native American flute, singing bowl, piano
Zeng Xiaogang is interested in the diversity of world instruments and world ethnic music, specializes in the Guqin (seven-stringed Chinese zither). graduated from the Academy of Music at the University of Gothenburg with amajor in World Music. Currently resides in Sweden.
Zeng Xiaogang places the Guqin in its own pure, definitive realm. He takes a balanced path that harmoniously integrates the intention of the music, the essence of the instrument, and the true nature of the musician. It is a path of devotion that continually explores the aesthetics of the Guqin. The instrument acts as amirror to reflect the breadth of life: joy and pain, the perfect and the flawed. Being with the instrument is an encounter with the self; playing the instrument is a process of embracing the essence and letting go of the rest.The string must be one with the finger, the finger must be one with the music,and the music must be one with the intention – though many have expounded onthe importance of this the oretical approach, few have truly understood the essence of the message. Zeng lives his life as a journey through music; as aresult, all the stages of his life have thus culminated into the musical nature that he embodies today.