20 Jul 2021
<CC SPOTIFY> CHENG DAOYUAN 鄭道元
鄭道元有著豐富的演出與製作經歷，他從15年起活躍於各地實驗場景，19年初至東京演出，同年底以卡帶形式發行首張專輯「旣Apeiron」 ，參與過英國、荷蘭、葡萄牙及香港等國廠牌合輯，現為英國平台Currents.fm及香港聯合電台(HKCR)常駐主持。2020年於MUTEK線上活動Nexus Experience演出，同年六月於國立台灣美術館製作7.1聲道聲響設計。
「工作桌上有一扇窗，窗外有幾盞路燈在行道樹間，在夜晚到凌晨的時段，隨著時間的推移，光線、霧氣及風的變化與外頭、房間的景象反射交疊，成像在窗上，某種程度上像是進到了房內，介於虛和實之間。不同時間映上不同質地，有時黑的徹底，有時又透著微弱的光；有時霧霧的但可能只是窗戶沒擦乾淨。 —— 這是我這陣子最常看的畫面，也是歌單的靈感，不同以往，這次選了較為輕柔和緩的各式曲目，有著相似的質地卻蘊含不同情緒，無論是要伴隨入睡還是迎接日出，應該都會是不錯的選擇，(don’t) wait till dawn, pack your thoughts and let it drown. 」
Taipei-based multimedia Artist Cheng Daoyuan takes over this week’s CC Spotify. Hit the playlist below to enjoy the music journey from Industrial noise/punk rock across to contemporary electronica sounds.
Cheng Daoyuan is a Taipei-based multi-media creator whose works spans experimental sound, installation, and visual creation.
At the core of Cheng’s art is the convergence of two distinct planes into a coherent form, In sound creation, he combines industrial noise, ambient and abstract elements to construct a distinctive atmosphere both doom-ridden and over-driven. He has performed around Taiwan since 2015, and played his first overseas shows in 2019 at venues in Koenji and Tachikawa in Tokyo.
Cheng’s recordings have been featured on numerous compilations released by labels locally and in the UK, Netherland, Hong Kong and Portugal, in Dec 2019 he released his debut full-length album “Apeiron”. He’s now in residence of Hong Kong Community Radio and Currents.fm. In 2020, he performed at Nexus Experience by MUTEK, and made his first 7.1-channel ambisonic sound design at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
About this playlist:
“ There’s a window right in front of my working area, where I can see streetlights covered in between some trees. From night to dawn, the view changes with lights, fogs and wind by the passing of time. It layered in reflection of scape of outside, and indoor, imaging on the window which seems to be like it has entered my room, among reality and illusion. With different textures in different moment, sometimes total dark, sometimes came through a bit of glint, sometimes it blurred but it’s more likely the window wasn’t cleaned properly. —— and thats’s what I’ve been watching the most recently, which is also the main concept and inspiration of this playlist. Unlike my regular style, I chose more mild and elegant tracks in different genre this time, with similar texture but different emotions, might be a good choice whether for pre-sleep therapy or as a tranquilizer for your suffering soul. (don’t) wait till dawn, pack your thoughts and let it drown. ”