▼WV039: 盛潔 gogoj a.k.a Sheng Jie - 卵生 Oviparity
A co-release with Maybe Noise Records
Bows immerse into noise and drone.
The very first electric cello album on WV Sorcerer Productions' catalog.
“In Bon religious thought, time does not exist, but space is essential in the manifestation of the world, his incarnation is the Namkha King, formless and passive.”
盛潔，生於北京，2000-2005遊學於法國和蘇格蘭，21世紀初至今於中國和世界各大洲演出、駐地並舉辦各類展覽，創作涉及實驗音樂、錄像、繪畫、電影、裝置等眾多領域。從事音樂創作及演奏20余年，她的首張正式實體音樂出品《卵生》，現由Maybe Noise與WV Sorcerer Productions巫唱片聯合發行，所有曲目均由盛潔作曲並以電子大提琴演奏，從長音到噪音，每一首曲名都來自苯教中的神名，從最初形態的卵產生出的音樂，自由生滅。
gogoj a.k.a Sheng Jie, born in 1975, based in Beijing. Audio / visual artist, graduated from Ecole Supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg in France, currently lives and works in Beijing. Works include video, film, sound, installation, and performance. She is one of China's foremost experimental musicians, active from the late '90s, "Oviparity" is her first full-length music album ever physically released.
The album was recorded in the winter of 2018. I always feel that the cello is a kind of instrument that is full of sorrow and narration, like an aged intoning the past repeatedly and sadly alone. In my ordinary work, the concept of “narration” is always excluded on purpose. Or, it is taken as a part that I don’t want to deal with but have to. Thus, the cello, which is particular but unitary for me, can express a kind of true emotion which is very “clumsy”, because true emotions always seem to be clumsy by being direct and parched. This album emphasizes the concept of “performer”, which refers to the one, the fingers, the power and the immediate state of the breath when playing the instrument, without overmuch decoration and editing, or splendid and adept performing skills. Each track was performed and recorded from start to finish once and once again, in which some mistakes were retained and chosen reasonably. The name of each track is made from the names of gods in Bon religion. Those gods are the creators of the beginning of the universe. Their original form is egg, which transformed into space. The time and space structure they created was bulks of passivity. That’s Bon religion’s descriptions of the universe and the world. If certain cognition of forms must be given to gods and time and space, the best description that breaks the linear conception would be the space of “passivity”, in which music was born. The world view of oviparity is full of uncertainty. It grows and dies under a set structure of bulk.
- 盛潔 gogoj
(翻譯 English translation：韋瑋 Wei Wei a.k.a Vavabond / 校對 Proofreading：丁昕 Xin Ding)
released March 1, 2020
Composed and electronic cello performed by 盛潔 gogoj a.k.a Sheng Jie
Recorded by 盛潔 gogoj a.k.a Sheng Jie in Beijing, China, 2018.
Mixed and mastered by Cyril Meysson, In Saint-Etienne, France, 2018
Design by 吳清予 Wu Qingyu
Record photography by 傅秀良 Fu Xiuliang
© & ℗ WV Sorcerer Productions & Maybe Noise Records 2020