红领巾与国内外很多重要乐手和乐队有过合作，包括Sonic Youth成员Lee Ranaldo、坂田明、丰住芳三郎、Benoit Stasiaczyk、Steve Buchanan、Federico Casagrande、马木尔、小河、巫娜、大忘杠和五条人等，并在0CT-LOFT国际爵士音乐节等重要艺术活动中奉献过精彩演出。三人还在摩登天空以及美国实验音乐厂牌fo’c’sle发行过唱片。
此次三城巡演，红领巾特邀美国音乐家Theresa Wong和John McCowen助阵，为乐迷奉献崭新的即兴之夜。
7.17 乐空间 北京
7.19 隔壁酒吧 义乌
7.23 B10现场 深圳
8岁学习萨克斯，后专业学习中国竹笛。注重演奏的艺术性和自由性，他逐渐在中国传统竹笛的演奏方式方法上有了自己的体悟，常给听众带来古今音汇融为一体的聆听感受。酷爱先锋、实验、自由即兴，他的萨克斯演奏狂放不羁、天马行空。2017年在摩登天空World Music厂牌发行首张竹笛个人专辑《逐云追梦》；2018年在法国WV-Sorcerer 厂牌发表首张个人萨克斯独奏专辑《思维扭曲的行动体》。
Theresa Wong是美籍华裔音乐家，美国密尔斯学院艺术硕士。作品有《The Unlearning》(Tzadik)，一张受戈雅的蚀刻版画《战争的灾难》启发而创作的小提琴、大提琴和双人声专辑；《O Sleep》，探索睡眠与梦境的即兴歌剧；《Venice Is A Fish》，大提琴独奏专辑等。她还受邀为Vajra Voices、Splinter Reeds、Del Sol String Quartet、Sarah Cahill等音乐团体及个人作曲；与Fred Frith、Ellen Fullman、Luciano Chessa、Annie Lewandowski、Chris Brown等知名乐手，以及电影人Daria Martin有过合作。2018年创立了实验音乐厂牌fo’c’sle。
John McCowen利用长音蜂鸣、差音、跳跃和声等手法来拓展单簧管类乐器的内部声音维度，将它们视作某种原声合成器来演奏。他是芝加哥先锋摇滚乐团“Wei Zhongle”的创始成员，在团内负责单簧管和电子乐演奏。他在Edition Wandelweiser、International Anthem、Astral Spirits、NNA Tapes、New Atlantis等厂牌发行过唱片，在世界各地知名音乐空间及音乐节进行过表演。John McCowen是美国密尔斯学院的音乐作曲硕士，并于2016年获得“伊丽莎白·密尔斯·克罗斯奖”的作曲类奖项。
Red Scarf Trio + Special Guests 2019 Tour
Red Scarf was founded in 2013 with drummer Deng Boyu, guitarist Li Xing and wind instrumentalist Lao Dan. Drawing from improvisation and noise music, avant-garde music, free jazz, progressive rock, experimental folk, punk and funk metal, the band has been active in the experimental music scene in China. Red Scarf has not only its own unique way to interpret sound, space, structure and improvised form, but also characteristic ways to use instruments. Emphasizing expression of diverse emotional details, with a taste of punk, the musicians bring out dense tension in their music. However, they keep their music grounded, with expressions deeply rooted in their sensibility of routine life, which maintains their relevance to their listeners.
Members of the band have collaborated with many important musicians worldwide, including Lee Ranaldo, Akira Sakata, Sabu Toyozumi, Benoit Stasiaczyk, Federico Casagrande, Mamer, Xiao He, Wu Na, Dawanggang and Wutiaoren. The trio has performed in OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival and many other important art events and has released several albums on Modern Sky and American experimental music label fo’c’sle.
In the upcoming tour, Red Scarf will be joined by American cellist Theresa Wong and clarinet player John McCowen to present a brand-new experience of improvisation music.
Red Scarf + Special Guests 2019 China Tour
7.17 YUE Space Beijing
7.19 GEBI Bar Yiwu
7.23 B10 Live Shenzhen
Red Scarf is:
Li Xing is a freelance guitarist, composer and music producer. From psychedelic rock, progressive rock to free jazz, and on to sound art, he extracts phrases from diverse styles to reconstruct into his own vocabulary. Inspired by The Book of Changes and divination, taking Yin and Yang as a reference, Li Xing adopts noise, environmental sounds, serialism, aleatoric or chance-controlled music to explore the relationship between sound and contemporary Chinese society. He also organizes contemporary art exchange projects.
Deng Boyu is a drummer in various bands of different styles, including rock, jazz, noise and free improvisation. He is also an avant-garde electronic musician and released his first electronic solo album Wild Air Waves in 2012. He formed Red Scarf band with Li Xing and Lao Dan in 2014, released self-titled debut album in 2016 and second album They Know That We Know They’re Lying in 2018. In 2017 he released improvisation album Universal with Mamer.
Lao Dan started learning saxophone at the age of 8 and later switched to Chinese bamboo flute. Focusing on the artistry and freedom of performance, he gradually develops his own language and skills in playing traditional Chinese bamboo flute; offers his audience an integrated listening experience. Lao Dan is also a monster saxophone improviser. Informed by many western masters, he has found a fresh and unrestrained sound of his own. He released his first solo bamboo flute album Going After Clouds and Dreams (Modern Sky World Music) in 2017 and first saxophone solo cassette album Functioning Anomie (WV Sorcerer Productions) in 2018.
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Theresa Wong is a composer, cellist and vocalist. Her works include The Unlearning (Tzadik), 21 songs for violin, cello and 2 voices inspired by Goya's Disasters of War etchings, O Sleep, an improvised opera exploring the conundrum of sleep and dream life and Venice Is A Fish, a collection of solo songs. Wong has composed commissioned pieces by Vajra Voices, Splinter Reeds, Del Sol String Quartet and pianist Sarah Cahill. She collaborates with many singular artists, including Fred Frith, Ellen Fullman, Luciano Chessa, Annie Lewandowski, Chris Brown and filmmaker Daria Martin. In 2018 she founded fo'c'sle, a record label dedicated to adventurous music from the Bay Area and beyond.
John McCowen is a New York based composer and performer whose work focuses on extending the possibilities of the clarinet family. John embraces long-form drones, difference tones, and beating harmonics as a means to extrude the dimensionality within - treating the clarinet as an acoustic synthesizer. John was an original member of the Chicago avant-rock group, Wei Zhongle, where he performed on clarinet/electronics. His discography includes releases on Edition Wandelweiser, International Anthem, Astral Spirits, NNA Tapes, New Atlantis, and others. He received the Elizabeth Mills Crothers Award for music composition in 2016 from Mills College where he also received an MA in Music Composition.