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Hsia Yu & Yan Jun – 7 Poems and Some Tinnitus

Hsia Yu is a legendary poet in Taiwan. For decades, she has been one of the most influential figures of the youth subculture. Under several pen names such as Li Gedi, she is also one of the top lyrics writers in the Mandarin pop music scene. She publishes her poetry herself and mostly steers away from public events. But she is paid dueful respect now via this release by Beijing-based sound artist Yan Jun on his own label Sub Jam

In the same style and format as the book 23 Formes en Elastique (with Lionel Marchetti), this is again a beautiful publication, a hardcover book with a CD, 49 pages. This series of conceptual publications is called Miji which, in translation, means “dense, concentrated. . From the outset, it focused on physical embodiment

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Voice: Hsia Yu
Voice and environment sound recorded by: Hsia Yu and Yan Jun in Taipei and Paris, 2011-2012
Other sound materials played and recorded by: Yan Jun.
mastered by: Taku Unami in Tokyo, 2015

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By the way the Tinnitus in the title is all over the place, so don’t expect some sweet laid-back soundtrack okay? okay!

Publisher: Sub Jam
Author: Hsia Yu and Yan Jun
Medium: Book + CD
Hardcover: pp49
Language: English + Chinese

Yan Jun

Yan Jun is musician and poet based in Beijing, who currently lives in Berlin for an artist residency (daad).
He is working on improvised music, experimental music, field recording, organizing and writing. alongside of at venues, he goes to audience's home to play with the environment and what else available in the room (Living Room Tour project).
Also amplifying body movements or other performative elements in a simple manner.
He is member of FEN, Tea Rockers Quintet and Impro Committee. and founder of the guerrilla label Sub Jam.
yanjun.org