Xu Fengxia was a famous young Chinese international instrumental music performer in the 80s; she played Sanxian, Chin and Zheng very well. She became a member of the International United Ensemble Global Village which was established by the founder of the free impromptu music Peter Kowald in 1995. And she had co-performed with some older generation of free jazz masters such as Baby Sommer, Peter Brötzmann and Lucas Niggli. She started the Ensemble of Qian Xingzhe in Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2008 and initiated the experimental music project between German classical strings and Chinese traditional orchestra. She won the Essen Jazzpott in Germany on 18th October 2009 and was the first ethnic Chinese pioneer jazz musician. Her Black Lotus which was made by her and Lucas Niggli in 2010 had won the Best Record of Germany.
Darren Moore is a famous drummer, sound artist, composer and educator. He performs regularly as a drummer playing various styles of music including jazz, pop, fusion, free jazz and freely improvised music and also performs using analogue synthesizer, electronics and laptop. Darren is currently based in Singapore where he is programme leader and acting head at the School of Contemporary Music at Lasalle College of the Arts. He is the curator of the CHOPPA experimental music festival and series in Singapore and is active on the jazz and experimental music scenes in South East Asia, Japan, Australia and Europe.
Tim O`Dwyer is a famous saxophonist and composer and Head of the School of Contemporary Music at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. With a background in jazz, punk-rock, free improvisation and contemporary classical music, Tim’s music constantly pushes the boundaries of style, technique and context stretching across borders of culture, performance practice and art forms. His current projects include the composing collective ‘The Fold’; his solo ‘meta-saxophone project’; and his free-jazz trio the ‘Tim O’Dwyer Trio’. Tim has been a member of the Australian contemporary music ensemble ‘ELISION’ since 1994.