Performances and artistic collaborations
The Vialka duo has maintained a significant and lasting relationship with the new music movement in China, since its first tour in 2003. There have been numerous artistic collaborations: compositions and recordings with the iconic Xiao He, improvisations in concert with Mamer, Yeer Bu Li, Li Tieqiao, Song Yuzhe and Dawanggang in several cities in China and Europe.
Vialka returns this time with a new show, adapted for libraries and multi-media centres. The Chinese independent publisher Echo Books will accompany them as they test out this new formula. After an acoustic set of compositions and improvisations, the audience is invited on stage to read, recite, perform and to proclaim in loud voices, be they English, French, gibberish or Chinese. Vialka meanwhile, to accompany these words, will do what Vialka does best – provide a rhythmical, sonorous background texture.
Bonus+: Vialka will give workshops of vocal expression, creative writing, sound design using free software suitable for conferences and special orders of the library of the French Institute in Beijing.
Bonus++: Vialka will also have rock concerts in clubs!