We're a digital media platform amplifying the voices (and music) of young China. We also run a new music column every month and have a bunch of playlists over on Spotify.
B-Side China Ep. 13: AI as Artist with Wang Changcun & Benjamin Bacon
Wang Changcun (aka ayrtbh) and Benjamin Bacon (aka SoundSpade), two Shanghai-based artists whose practices bend the line between coding and composition, discuss with host Josh Feola the impact of Artificial Intelligence on creativity. Is AI a tool? A separate consciousness that can be collaborated with? Both? Neither? Full info: http://radiichina.com/b-side-china-ep-13/
B-Side China Ep. 12: Was 2018 the Year Chinese Music Went Global?
On this episode of the podcast I take stock of overseas milestones achieved by Chinese artists operating at both the mainstream and underground levels in 2018. The audio was recorded from a talk on the subject I gave at Shanghai space Subland, which was followed by a debate with German music critic Fabian Peltsch, who asks important questions such as: Why should it matter to Chinese artists to "go global"? When we say "global," how do we distinguish between "the West" and other parts of the world, such as Southeast Asia and Africa, where China is actively seeking to build influence through large-scale projects such as the Belt and Road Initiative? Most importantly, are we stuck with Kris Wu as the go-to artist to represent Chinese music on international charts? Full info: radiichina.com/b-side-china-ep-12/
B-Side China Ep. 11: Art/Club Hybrids with Antonie Angerer, Lhaga Koondhor and Tom Mouna
Three co-founders of the one-of-a-kind Nightlife Residency discuss their pilot program in 2018, overlaps and fissures between the gallery & club worlds in Shanghai and Beijing, and how these different subaltern cultural spheres intersect in China's major cities today. Full info: https://radiichina.com/b-side-china-ep-11/
B-Side China Ep. 10: "The China Narrative" with Yan Cong, Emma Sun and Krish Raghav
Host Josh Feola talks to photojouranlist Cong Yan, video producer Emma Sun, and music promoter/comic book artist Krish Raghav about stereotypes shaping the different “China narratives” that dominate Western news media, corporate branded content, and music journalism. Full info: radiichina.com/b-side-china-ep-10/
B-Side China Ep. 09: Autotuning AlphaGo with Sun Yunfan
“The way we consume culture is actually determining the content of the culture itself” — visual artist, writer, and one half of Shanghai Restoration Project Sun Yunfan discusses the impact of tech on art
Full info: https://radiichina.com/b-side-china-ep-09/
B-Side China Ep. 08: Sinking Beijing w/ Tom Ng, Josh and Simon Frank
On this episode, we discuss the paradoxical process by which the infrastructure for creative industries in Beijing has grown at roughly the same speed at which the roughness that gave art being made there its edge has receded
Full info: https://radiichina.com/b-side-china-ep-08/
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