Found Sound China is a music diplomacy fellowship by Found Sound Nation that brings together eight music producers -- 4 from the U.S. and 4 from China -- for a month of sound collection and collaborative music production. As commercial hip hop and electronic music are currently experiencing unprecedented popularity in China, Found Sound China seeks to promote a DIY music production aesthetic inspired by creative traditions ranging from hip hop to experimental sound art.

中国声态是一个音乐家驻地项目(主办单位: Found Sound Nation),召集来自中美两国的8位音乐制作人,其中中国4位、美国4位,在为期一个月的时间内,进行声音采集和音乐合作制作。在中国,商业嘻哈和电子乐正空前流行,年轻人越来越多地接受和了解各种另类流行音乐和非主流文化。中国声态致力于推广独立音乐制作的美学和精神——无论是嘻哈乐还是实验音乐或声音艺术,并鼓励年轻音乐人将自己的中国背景与文化融入音乐创作中。

✨It starts on July 1, 2018 with a week-long period of workshopping and orientation at Lijiang Studio (a stunning rural site in Yunnan Province), during which producers will exchange techniques in sound collection, mobile recording, and digital music production. After this initial residency, Chinese and American producers will travel in pairs for two weeks through separate regions of China, traversing both rural and urban settings. Each pair will use mobile recording rigs to record whatever sounds they find most compelling: traditional instruments, nature sounds, car horns, folk operas, prayer bells, freestyles in the local dialect, and more. These intrepid producers then reconvene in Beijing for five days, where they will mix, exchange, remix, and master their tracks, give a series of performances, and compile the music into an album to be released through partner outlets in both China and the U.S. âœ¨


✨项目将于2018年7月1日在云南的丽江工作室开始。丽江工作室位于丽江拉市海海南,风景极美。项目的第一周在丽江工作室进行,这一周会进行一系列的工作坊和项目介绍,期间音乐人就声音采样、移动录音、数字音乐制作等进行技术交流和相互学习。初期驻留结束后,8位音乐人将会分成4组,由中国和美国的音乐人两两结伴,深入到中国不同的地区,包括城镇和乡村,进行为期两周的旅行采风,采集当地最打动他们的声音,如传统乐器的声音、大自然的声音、汽车的轰鸣、当地戏曲、宗教仪式的声音、方言等,并与当地音乐家合作。两周之后,所有音乐人将会在北京重聚,用最后的五天时间分享作品与心得,录音、混音、举办系列演出,最后的成果将会以录音专辑的形式在中美两国出版。✨

💫All travel/accommodation costs will be covered, and participants will receive a stipend of $500

💫提供全部参与者的旅游、住宿和工作室费用。每位参与者还会收到500美金的项目费用。

Applications are due on February 28, 2018, and applicants will be notified of our decision by March 31, 2018. The program is eligible to citizens of the U.S. and the P.R.C. 

所有的申请必须在2018年2月28日前提交。美国或中国大陆公民均可申请该项目