After Argument and improv noise.
Tonight, I played my first-ever improv noise set. Here's how it happened. I headed way out toward Tongzhou, to meet with After Argument, who's pictured. Killer two piece rock n' roll jams via Yang Haisong, and Za Za, who is an absolute firecracker on drums. This was in their practice space that also doubles as the "Psychic Kong" studio, where Haisong records all of his stuff. I will catch 'em in both Wuhan, where I'm going next, and when I go back to Guangzhou.
The main point in heading that far out, aside from continuity, was to get this man to talk to me. I had barely anything from him, after a few botched interviews on the road. He can be a tough person to get to flesh things out. Long story short, we talked for almost two hours. Intense, but easy. Comfortable. They were done practicing when I arrived, but they agreed to play four songs for me. Perfect.
The "Dirty Monster Club" show was, sadly, indeed shut down due to the neighbors. After, Brad from Throutin and I walked the hutongs, and ended up at Za Jia, a Daoist temple converted into a noise / collaboration space. They were closed, but A Min (who I've filmed 2 improvisational noise sets from) was practicing on his upright bass. We wandered in, had him turn on the lights, filmed him do his thing, then we all jumped between piano, upright bass madness, and A Min wandering the room throat singing.
That was that. It's recorded. Onward!