FM3


¡°A beautifully proportioned digital lament.¡± The Wire. November 2002.

¡°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, abstract electronica.

Working with lo-fi computer software and a host of home-built instruments, fm3 distills ancient Chinese folk tradition into a barely-there organic glow.

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 magazine. Canada.

"tr¨¨s bon et d¡¯ extr¨ºmement intrigant." Benzine. France.

"autentica sorpresa." Kathodik. Italy.

fm3 - selected discography

2004


condominium | mousike records | ITALY
http://www.mousikelab.com

bip-hop generation v.7 | bip-hop records | FRANCE
http://www.bip-hop.com

pinpan | leerraum records | SWITZERLAND
http://www.leerraum.ch

jing hua yuan | live at the hong kong arts festival | shanghai audiovisual | CHINA
http://www.shav.com.cn


2003

ambience sinica | mini cd | dreamland records | AUSTRALIA
http://www.geocities.com/dreamland_recordings

bu ke neng | live at the peking university poetry festival | subjam | CHINA
http://www.subjam.org


forthcoming

mort aux vaches | staalplaat | NETHERLANDS
http://www.staalplaat.com

streets of lhasa | tibetan field recordings | sublime frequencies | USA
http://www.sublimefrequencies.com


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


 

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