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798 ‘intro’

June 10, 2010

藝術 . yì shù . art

Towards the end of May several of us took a trip to 798 art district.  A former industrial zone, the space is massive, and has recently been reconstructed into an “avant-garde” space for “high-level cultural” activities and exhibitions.  We went on a day where they were hosting the second year of “intro–Beijings electronic music festival.  

With us was Alexei Perry, one of the members of the montreal-duo Handsome Furs (the other member her husband Dan).  Yet to experience their live show, they will be touring here again in August.  I’ve put together a little video/montage from parts of that day.

If you dig some of their music (which you should), or even if you don’t, there is a really cool documentary series on their first tour through Asia (Thailand, Singapore, & China).  It was produced by CNN in a special series titled ‘Indie Asia’.  It’s got pretty awesome footage of what it feels like to first come to these nations (especially on tour).  Check it out here.


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2010 9:34 pm

    Great video, Dave. The music fits the scene perfectly.

  2. Karen permalink
    June 16, 2010 6:20 pm

    Dear David,
    Great job, enjoyed the music and the video was very creative
    Love

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