The Looping Electronic Music World of Buddha Machine

With simply two AA batteries and a switch, buddha machines were designed to play loops of prayers. Yet FM3, the electronic music duo from Beijing, transformed the little plastic box into an experimental electronic music instrument! For this Meet-the-Artist, FM3 will talk about this widely successful Buddha Machine project, and give a short performance of Buddha Boxing.

Date: 2018.10.25 (Thursday)
Time: 19:30 - 20:30
Venue: Fundação Rui Cunha
Speaker: FM3
Language: Mandarin

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Founded by Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian, FM3 is considered as one of the pioneers of electronic music in Mainland China. The duo has been experimenting with the combination of the sound of Chinese classical instruments and modern digital techniques. Minimal yet emotionally-charged, the music of FM3 excels in creating a spellbindingly meditative soundscape with hypnotic and poetic resonance.


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