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//Timeline of Chinese Sound Art
Compiled by Dajuin Yao
1993 The underground zine and record label “Noise” founded by Fujui Wang (a.k.a. Ching Shen Ching) in Taipei.
1994 Z.S.L.O. (Lin Chiwei, et. al.) “Debut” released on Noise, Taiwan
1996 Wang Fan composed self-released CD, “The Grand Principles,” the first experimental music CD by a non-academic artist in China.
1996.4 Dickson Dee (Li Chin Sung)’s CD “Past” released on Tzadik, the first release by a Chinese artist on a major experimental label.
1996 Dajuin Yao released the CD “Dream Reverberations,” using Chinese speech processed with granular synthesis.
1996 “New Music Web,” the first Chinese criticism website and online discussion platform for experimental sound established by Dajuin Yao.
1997.2 Dajuin Yao’s webart sound work “A Study on the Kinetics of Mandarin Tones” unveiled on the webart site Wonderfully Absurd Temple.
1997 China Sound Unit, a multi-city group dedicated to the analysis, surveillance, and documentation of acoustic phenomena and environments in China, founded by Dajuin Yao.
1997 Experimental music label Noise Asia founded in Hong Kong by Dickson Dee, sound artist and a major promoter of experimental music in China.
2000.6 ForeTaste Radio, the first free-form radio show in Chinese hosted by Dajuin Yao, began airing on FM radio stations and on the Internet, and introduced various genres of experimental music and sound art to the Chinese audience.
2001.1 Qiu Zhijie solo exhibition “Sound of Sound,” Koshigaya, Japan, feautring silent works with sound as subject matter.
2001.7 Exhibition “Sound 2,” featuring sound installations by visual artists and experimental music, curated by Li Zhenhua and Qiu Zhijie, Beijing.
2002 Post-Concrete, a label dedicated to releasing and promoting Chinese sound works, founded by Dajuin Yao in Berkeley, California.
2002.12 Zbigniew Karkowski gave workshop at the Xinghai Music Conservatory in Guangzhou, China.
2003.6 Yang Licai’s “Sugar Jar,” the only retail store for underground music and experimental sound in China, opened in Beijing.
2003.5 “China: the Sonic Avant-Garde,” the first survey compilation of Chinese sound works, produced by Dajuin Yao and released on Post-Concrete in the U.S. The first international announcement of a Chinese experimental sound scene.
2003 “Bias” online sound art exhibition curated by Fujui Wang and Etat Lab in Taipei.