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Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh

29th April – White(Beijing,CN) + Alex Chechile(New York,US) + Sandy Milroy(Edinburgh) + Eaten by Children(London)

@ The Bowery, 7.30pm Door, 8pm First act

£6 Door / £5 Advanced List: Email your name to for Advanced List.


was formed by Shou Wang and Shenggy in January 2006, and has quickly become one of the most acclaimed outfits in the Beijing new music scene. White’s sound is ever evolving, spiralling outwards from cosmic industrial. In last few years, White were privileged to perform with a number of high-profile artists, including Glenn Branca, Alvin Curran and Elliott Sharp. And in more recent, White has been played in Sonar Festival 2006, and supported Einstuerzende Neubauten for their 2008 tour.

Shou Wang: Guitar, organ, theremin, toys, pedals, vocals Shou Wang is a founder member of the Chinese new music movement ‘No Beijing’ and is the guitarist / vocalist for Beijing noise band Carsick Cars. He is at the very heart of the new generation of Chinese avant-garde musicians, in 2006 flying to New York to take part in Glenn Branca’s famous No.13 recording “Hallucination City” for 100 guitarists. In 2005 he formed White No.1, a septet that paid tribute to the early work of Glenn Branca, and White 2R, in which he played keyboards. Finally this year he and Shenggy formed White.

Shenggy: Analogue synth, drums, percussion, sampler, vocals, tape manipulation, effects Shenggy has been deeply immersed in Beijing’s music scene since 1998, participating in the vibrant explosion it has undergone in recent years. Until 2006, she was the drummer in Beijing indie/rock legends Hang On The Box, but since 2003, her work has increasingly demonstrated her own unique form of cosmic industrial noise.

Alex Chechile

uses analogue electronics to generate immersive noise that entwines the physiology of his body/mind by using homemade biofeedback systems. These systems allow the implicit physiological and cognitive experience during performance to directly effect how the music is sounded. Performing using a modular synth and re-wired reel to reel machines, Alex further shapes his sound using information found in his live brainwave and heartbeat patterns. Although frequently performing solo, he has been a member of ensembles ranging from new music to noise, Javanese gamelan, West African drumming, and is one of the founding members of Pauline Oliveros’ Tintinnabulate ensemble.

Sandy Milroy

1/4 of the mighty tusk, effect pedals destruction.

Eaten by Children

Improvised electronics, amplified surfaces and Super-8 flicker films



An article of White In WIRE april issue, click for viewing:



Written by grindsightopeneye

19/04/2009 at 5:21 am

Posted in Past Events

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