IOIC China Tour
[Metropolis] Lo-fi Sci-fi Impro Committee

The IOIC promotes the image of silent film and its representation in the form of live setting to music. The IOIC China Tour presents the season’s highlights to a Chinese audience in Beijing and Shanghai. The tour with 11 Swiss and 5 Chinese musicians and sound artists of various age groups and styles of music actively promotes the exchange between the various genres. One of its focuses is the exchange of Swiss and Chinese musicians mainly in the field of improvisation.

The Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Impro Committee is formed by Yan Jun and Simon Berz. It is a temporary free improvised music group consisting of around 10 Chinese and Swiss musicians who will meet especially for the IOIC China Tour. Together they will prepare a collective improvisation on Metropolis, the seminal silent film by Fritz Lang, and perform it live in Beijing and Shanghai. The improvisation will be created spontaneously, right on the spot.

Line-up (tbc):
Simon Berz (concept, conductor)
Li Zenghui (saxophone)
Li Qing (live electronics)
Shi Yang (live electronics, toys)
Yan Yulong (violin)
Liu Xinyu (live electronics, guitar)
Steve Buchanan (guitar, saxophone, live electronics)
Christian Müller (bass clarinet, live electronics)
Nicole Johänntgen (saxophone)
Stefanie Kunckler (double bass)
Alessandro Gianelli (drums)

[Metropolis] Germany 1927, 146 min, Fritz Lang

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