Du Yun Curates: The New Java and Shanghai at Soundstate Festival at the Southbank Centre, London

Part of SoundState

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun curates contemporary work from two of the ancient capitals of music as a look into a future tradition.

Expect a radical upgrade of ancient Chinese and Indonesian sound-worlds as she curates a one-hour performance for these ancient instruments with artists from Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Southbank Gamelan Players.


Southbank Gamelan Players
Isabelle Carré bass flute
Qin Yi pipa
Jiawei Lu pingtan
Xu Zhibo voice
Hamish Nockles Moore double bass
Samuel Van Greuningen dancer
Zhang Yinan interactive images
Tony Lim interactive images
Chen Shizhe patch design
Fang Dalei sound engineering, programme design
Ruolun Weng programme design
Dixiao Xu installation design


Ji Dongyong: Ban2.0 for sheng, electronic & interactive images
Lei Li: [with Jun Xie): Dialog 2.0 for pingtan, dancer, double bass, installation & live electronics
Qin Yi: [with Xu Zhibo]: Encounter for voice, pipa & interactive electronics
Gusti Komin Darta: Anxiety (World premiere)
Robert Campion: Cathedral Grove (London premiere)
Iwan Gunawan: Lalamba (UK premiere)