Mamer is an excellent figure in Chinese contemporary music landscape. Rooted in the fertile soil of national music, Mamer has presented the audience plenty of modern music full of his own style.
Mamer went to Beijing and founded the legendary band IZ Band in 2002. IZ means footprint in Kazak. Mamer is not only an excellent musician but also a great teacher on Dobro of many famous musicians. In the year of 2008, he became worldwide famous for his album “Eagle” released by the well-known British label Real World.
Besides IZ Band, Mamer, Nurtai and Zhang Dong formed another 5 bands named Bande and Kunakar.，51-Rayon, Mekrop and TAT，Thought the band members of these 5 bands are the same, their music styles are totally different. And all of them are loved by many audiences all around the world.
Red Scarf Trio was founded in 2013 with drummer Deng Boyu, guitarist Li Xing and wind instrument player Lao Dan. All the members are modern musicians who are active in avant-garde music field, both improvised free-style and progressive folk can be found frequently in the music.
Red Scarf has not only its own unique way to interpret sound, space, structure and improvised form, but also characteristic way to perform instruments. Emphasizing expression of diverse emotional details of themselves, with a taste of punk, the musicians bring out plump tension in their music. However, they keep their music grounded, with expressions deeply rooted in their sensibility of routine life, which gives us enough reason to believe that this local band will unfold the real essence of Chinese music.
Deng Boyu is the drummer of various bands of different styles, including rock, jazz and free improvisation. Meanwhile, Deng Boyu himself is also an avant-garde electronic musician, being addicted to atmosphere building of minimalism. The tune of his works is sensitive and delicate, full of irregular rhythms with fancy thoughts. He also got a unique aesthetic vision for sampling and collaging.
Li Xing is a freelance musician and guitarist. From experimental rock to free jazz, and down the way to sound art, he extracts phrases from diverse styles to reconstruct into his own vocabulary. Li Xing has lived in Beijing and Shanghai, and the different characters of these cities offer him a lot of space to think deeper about music and the connection between sounds and contemporary society of China, through the "Shu Shu" of "Yin and Yang". It has also inspired him to experiment on noise, ambient and serialism music, and leads to more possibilities.
As the producer and main arranger, Li Xing played an important role in his own band Xiban. The band has released a double album in 2014, "Peace and Prosperity" and "Powder of Five Minerals", which gained 3 awards at the 15th Chinese Music Media Award. Earlier in 2015, Xiban has toured in 5 cities in Germany with their latest album.
Lao Dan is a freelance musician and wind instrument player, who started learning sax at the age of 8 and later turned to Dizi.
In 2007, he was admitted with the highest score to Shenyang Conservatory of Music (SYCM), majoring in Dizi. During college, he served as the principal Dizi player of Youth Chinese Orchestra of SYCM. From 2012, he started his research on wind instruments from all over the world, including Jew's harp, Didgeridoo, Bansuri, Bamboo Sax, Duduk, etc. Lao Dan blends his own thoughts into the traditional way of playing Dizi, in which he pays a lot of attention on details of freedom, mood, thought and space.
Since 2004, when he has already accumulated plenty of performing and recording experiences, Lao Dan has brought his music to a whole new level of richness and creativity, by joining all kinds of wind instruments to the basic line of Dizi and sax, as well as new elements such as experimental music, noise and improvisation.