Program Synopsis

“Just as in Hardy’s Ivy Wife, the conclusion is: “God bless you, honest William! – Farewell, dear Amelia – Grow green again, tender little parasite, round the rugged old oak to which you cling!” In both examples above, the parasite is clearly an alien self that is both dependent and destructive. It enters into a self-sufficient family to eat of the host and drink of the host, while simultaneously killing the host.” -YANG, Dachun Deconstruction

Cheng Daoyuan will present the corresponding concepts and doomsday aesthetics that are pervasive in his work in an attempt to eliminate and amalgamate the master-slave relationship between sound and culture. Destruction and reconstruction, eschewing the consciousness rooted in genres and trends and frameworks auxiliary to civilization to linger in a space that contains only sound and the self.

Note: The quote mentioned above by Yang Dachun is taken from Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.

TheCube Forum Music Festival      |      Review by Bowie Shen (Artouch)

TheCube Forum Music Festival—SONIC SHAMAN, CHENG Daoyuan Performance, 2022.12.10, AUSPIC PAPER, Taipei Taiwan, ©TheCube Project Space, photo by TeRRy LiN


T.A.C. - Shovel On Concrete

Demdike Stare - Extwistle Hall

Muslimgauze & Les Joyaux De La Princesse - Untitled (aka Terrorisme Islamique)

Zoë Mc Pherson (feat. Elvin Brandhi) - Learn Ur Language Faster

Slickback & Shapednoise - Off The Rails

Dania Voz - I Lied

Mono No Aware - Conducator (Maschinenfest Rmx)

Nin Kuji - Hitori, Part V

Osheyack - The Body Keeps the Score

Ancient Methods & Black Egg - Ohne Hände (Maschinendub)

Stargaze - Descend

Iron Sight - Yellow Tulips

O. Vaupel - Tulpa

Hüma Utku - Rüya (Şimdiki Zaman Kipinde)

Psychic TV - In The Nursery

Siavash Amini, Eugene Thacker - A Shape Forlorn (For Zhu Shuzhen)

Chiasm - Still

Cisfinitum - MBIP Part 1

Angelo Badalamenti - Laura Palmer's Theme

Aleksandra Słyż - The Ruthless Act

Jacques Derrida On 'Atheism' and 'Belief'

Subklinik - Paranoid Minds

Schimpfluch-Gruppe - (=)

Currents Of Death - Fucking Electricity

Lukas Koenig - Sehat Phone

Mono-Amine - Base Your Decisions On Information

Somatic Responses - T 1X

Doc Scott - Unofficial Ghost

Mandelbrot - Dornengestrüpp

Sote - Holy Error

Contrastate - A Live Coal Under The Ashes (Part 2)

Theologian - The Further I Get From Your Star, The Less Light I Feel On My Face

Liturgy - EXACO III

Sutcliffe Jugend - Born Again

Wojciech Rusin - Wash OutPrison Religion - Ansss1 (Rabit Remix)

E-Saggila - My World My Way

Z.S.L.O.零與聲音解放組織 - Murdering Birthday Project

Manu Le Malin - The Book Part 1: Suspiri

Unexist - Paranoia

Somniac One - Kill Everyone (Deathmachine Remix)

DJIPE - No God

Nosferatu - When Angels Cry

Coil - Backwards

Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: Chorus 'Dixit Dominus Domino meo'

浜崎あゆみ - talkin' 2 myself (EUROGROOVES fashion mix)

Ital Tek - Red Sky

Misan7hrope - Misanthropic Psalms

Ruby My Dear - Rubber Head

clipping. - body & blood (lauren bousfield's men, women, and chainsaws remx)

WWWINGS - Chimera (Eaves Remix)

K.U.R.O. - Frozen Bug

YÅ - Relinquished

JS Aurelius - All in Sync With All, and Me

Arseny Avraamov - Symphony of Sirens

dälek - Black Smoke Rises

Pablo Jordán - Casarsa

林憶蓮 Sandy Lam & 李宗盛 Jonathan Lee - 當愛已成往事 Bygone Love