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2023 | New Forms Media Society

For the second installment of Yu Su’s curation for New Forms Digital, she has invited Zaliva-D and Knopha to showcase the hugely diverse music scene in mainland China, and to outline a narrative drawing parallels between contemporary electro-acoustic abstractions and mystical tales.

Knopha released his timeless EP Nothing Nil on Shanghai’s Eating Music last year, and has since been putting out music and mixes of very diverse tastes. His music constructs unique fourth-world soundscapes of new-age futurism, leftfield polyrhythms that touch on downtempo, ambient, jazz and dub. For New Forms Digital, he has created a fun DJ set with CG visuals by artist Mengki Chen.

Zaliva-D is a Beijing-based electronic music & visual group with members of Li Chao (music) and Aisin-Gioro Yuanjin (VJ). Having previously released music on Shanghai-based SVBKVLT and Amsterdam-based Knekelhuis, they are known for delivering unique sounds of dark orientalism that is psychedelic, deconstructed and dramatic. For this showcase, Li offers an energetic live set from the home studio.

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