自然音乐·觉士乐19/1/16 : No1 – Natural Music · Jue Shi Music 19/1/16: No1
Recorded in Beijing in January 2019, this album is a collaboration in between several artists living in China. The music was improvised on the spot in a studio in Song Zhuang, Beijing, under the concept of “Natural Music” developed by artist and musician Chen Zhi Peng.
Produced by Chen Zhi Peng 制作人陈志鹏
Mixed and Mastered by Djang San
Cover photo by Clancy Lethbridge
Djang San is playing Zhongruan here.
Natural artist, international musician, natural music promoter, and natural parenting education advocate.
Born in a family heavily involved with art and education, he grew up in a literary environment studying Eastern and Western art from an early age. He has participated in and promoted the development of folk songs, world music, cross-border culture and art in China.
He has been engaged in the research, creation and education of natural music art, and established the “Natural Music Center”, the “Music Sound” cultural communication, and the “Nature Perception”, a Chinese brand that promotes natural art and culture, natural parenting, and nature education. For many years, he has advocated and practiced the inheritance, creation, communication and cooperation of ancient and natural musical instruments. He has starred in domestic and international art films while also having created and produced music for film and television. He has been working with many of the world’s nations, world music and diverse arts for many years and is regularly invited to exchange on natural music art and culture around the world.
自然艺术家 国际音乐家 自然音乐发起人 自然养育教育倡导者
In charge of percussion for the “Natural music culture” concept.
He graduated from the Art College of Inner Mongolia University and worked in the Cultural and Art Corps of the Mongolian Military Division of the Beijing Military Region. He has formed the Geer band, the Dewuhe band, and has cooperated with poet Mo Xizi, Lvxingzhe band and others.
He has a great ability in expressing emotions with rhythm with a unique insight into percussion. He agrees that, “life is a process of cultivation and drumming is also a process of self-care. I love natural music, to listen to the natural vibration frequency of the drums rhyme and to let the rhythm of the drums and the earth resonate with each other.”
He’s a percussionist from China’s first generation of drummers.
“When I was a teenager, I studied percussion at the Beijing Children’s Palace Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 20, I began to learn drums.
After 1995, I created my own company to develop electronic drums. In 2003, I began to learn to promote African drums and other percussion instruments.”
In 2004, he participated in the Toning International Percussion Orchestra. In 2005, he signed a contract with SABIAN China, and in the same year participated in the establishment of Pearl International Percussion Culture Communication Center.
“In 2006, I began to study the use of environmentally friendly materials to make African drums until now. At the same time, I also studied synthetic materials to make Djembe drum skins, simulating the sound effect of animal skin.”
In 2009, he formed the band “Hoochie Coochie Gentleman” and served as a drummer. In the same year, he registered his own African drum brand “Zebra Djembe”. In recent years, he has mixed the art of multi-world root percussion by integrating it into the concept of “Natural Music”.
2006年开始研究用环保材料制做非洲鼓，直到现在。同时也在研究合成材料制做Djembe 鼓皮，模拟动物皮的声音效果。2009年组建浪荡绅士乐队，兼任鼓手，同年注册了自己的非洲鼓品牌Zebra Djembe。近年来，他将多元世界根源打击乐艺术融入到自然音乐现场。
Gu Tong “Drum boy”:
Director of the Instrument and culture department for the “Natural Music Sound” company.
Player of percussion and wind instruments.
Has established the earliest African drums orchestra in Beijing.
In 2017, after moving to Dali for more than ten years, he began to study the ancient Chinese harmony system and serves now as the director of musical instrument production for the core team of the “Natural Music” concept.
He Kai Ran:
Instrument director for the “Natural Music Center”.
He Kai Ran has studied orchestration and percussion at the Conservatory of Music in China.
He has participated in the 4th National Percussion Competition while he was still studying and won the gold medal in the professional category, which got him to win several scholarships.
He has participated in the special concert of the Youth Orchestra of the National Academy of Music, “Chunhua Qiushi”, of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, participating in the performance of Bartok’s opera “Duke Bluebeard’s Caslte” directed by the famous conductor Tang Muhai, and participated in the opening and closing of the Tianjin May Music Festival many times.
On June 14, 2013, he successfully held a solo percussion solo concert.
Deeply in love with World Music he formed the World Fusion Music band “Samaga”. Over the years, he has collected and studied a lot of the World’s ethnic musical instruments. He also plays the Harmonica, the Mbira, and many other percussion instruments of different ethnies from around the world, and performs with many musicians from around the world.
He Kai Ran：Percussions / Kaval…
Born in 1975 in Ningxia Hui Minority Autonomous Region, Gansu Province.
Studied painting at the Northwest University for Minorities in 1999.
Came to Beijing in 2001
In 2007 also that year, he began to organize his folk songs.
Matouqin player, music producer.
He plays a combination of Mongolian traditional music and modern music.
He Graduated from the Music Department of Inner Mongolia University Music School in 2015, specializing in Matouqin performance.
He played for NMY Matouqin Orchestra, Devkh Band, Rid Band, Milk Tea Band, and Loud Music Orchestra.