¡°A beautifully proportioned digital lament.¡± The Wire. November
¡°Meditative. Soothing.¡± The Wire. January 2003.
¡°Glamorous!¡± David Toop. July 2004.
fm3 play quiet music.
Very, very quiet music.
The kind of music that turns up your ears and makes you sit...
Very, very still.
fm3 is US-born but long-term China resident Christiaan Virant and
Sichuan computer musician Zhang Jian.
Active in the Beijing music underground for nearly a decade, Virant
founded fm3 in late 1999 as China's first-ever experiment in live,
Working with lo-fi computer software and a host of home-built instruments,
fm3 distills ancient Chinese folk tradition into a barely-there
fm3 is currently on a six-month European tour, which so far has
taken their unique live set to audiences in Germany, the United
Kingdom, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and France.
The tour began in June with three sold-out shows at the Louvre
auditorium in Paris and will conclude in November at London's longest-running
experimental electronica showcase Sprawl.
Praise for fm3¡¯s debut on bip-hop records:
"mysterious, portentous, mystical and unsettling." Stylus
"tr¨¨s bon et d¡¯ extr¨ºmement intrigant." Benzine. France.
"autentica sorpresa." Kathodik. Italy.
fm3 - selected discography
condominium | mousike records | ITALY
bip-hop generation v.7 | bip-hop records | FRANCE
pinpan | leerraum records | SWITZERLAND
jing hua yuan | live at the hong kong arts festival | shanghai
audiovisual | CHINA
ambience sinica | mini cd | dreamland records | AUSTRALIA
bu ke neng | live at the peking university poetry festival | subjam
mort aux vaches | staalplaat | NETHERLANDS
streets of lhasa | tibetan field recordings | sublime frequencies
selected performaces 2004
the dome | shanghai | jan 02
out the window | tokyo | jan 10
dongdaming gallery | shanghai | jan 16-17
chinese art archives | beijing | march 13
diaf festival | 798 gallery space | beijing | may 14-15
louvre auditorium | paris | june 4-5-6
la miroiterie | paris | june 09
spinnahalle | baar, switzerland | june 17
tonus music lab | bern | june 18-19
nt. areal | basel | june 20
dutch art institute | enschede, netherlands | july 04, 09
modern chinese art foundation | gent, belgium | july 18, 25
garage festival | stralsund, germany | august 06
shanghai biennale | shanghai | september 28
arborescence | marseille | october 01
nuit blanche | paris | october 02
recyclart | brussels | october 06
modern chinese art foundation | gent | october 11-16
vooruit | gent | october 20
impakt festival | utrecht | october 28
recyclart | brussels | october 31
sprawl | london | november 10
notting hill arts club | london | november 14