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Shenggy

Shenggy, Beijing Noise Lady

Shenggy is one of the new generation avant-garde representation in Beijing China, she started her music career in 1998 as a drummer in the girls band Hang on the Box in Beijing when she was 16 years old, but after a revelatory, watershed year in 2003, her work began to demonstrate increasingly noticeable avant-garde / noise tendencies. Suddenly the drum kit was no longer enough static, silence, and the repetitive pulse of the autobahn had hypnotized her rock'n'roll heart, and there was no way back. As Shenggy's special growing up background, her father is working for Chinese Gov space program, so she was influenced by cosmos since she was a young girl with her big dream which is to become the first women on the moon. Afterwards, all those sign reflected to be some other stuff in her heart, she is exploring with the cosmos sound and all the relationship can between cosmos and sound.

In February 2006 she formed a new unit, White, with Shou Wang of Car sick cars, with the aim of developing a form of cosmic industrialism and noise that makes reference to everything from the phase patterns of Einsturzende Neubauten, Throbbing Gristle, Japanese noise artists, John Cage, Steve Reich....electronic minimalism, and the gu zheng masters of Chinese avant classical music. This year has seen, too, successful collaborations with visiting New York avant-garde legend Elliott Sharp and Einsturzende Neubauten mastermind Blixa Bargeld. Shenggy is also currently working on a solo performance art project that is focused on creating sonic universes with only her voice, Korg MS-20 synth, and a handful of samples.

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