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Kink Gong // From Stockhausen to the Katu of Vietnam

Here’s ethnomusicologist and noise tamperer extraordinaire Kink Gong‘s guest mix, From Stockhausen to the Katu of Vietnam. Originally from France, Gong, aka Laurent Jeanneau, now calls the Chinese city of Dali his home. From here he launches myriad expeditions to remote corners of South East Asia, where he conducts field recordings of local music. Jeanneau often takes this material, chops it up and distorts it to make his own songs.

As the name suggests, Laurent’s mix falls into the second category. This is an aleatoric collision of Vietnamese folk song, electronic experiments, sloshed piano (or is it prepared?), radio interference, symphonic fragments, what sounds like dropped stationery and old telephones, orchestra blasted lullabies, arguments and echoes of harp reveries looped and woven, melted to the point of madness. Not one for the faint-hearted.

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Below is a short precis of the Kink Gong oeuvre, published on request by the artist, for the avid follower:

KINK GONG MUSIC CATALOGUE
IS  A COLLECTION OF ETHNIC MINORITY MUSIC YOU HAVE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD BEFORE : 131 CDs

CHINA: 69 CDS + 3 DVDS
CD MOSUO / PUMI  songs and buddhist rituals YUNNAN, SICHUAN 2006
CD MOSUO  songs YUNNAN, SICHUAN 2006
CD NUOSU (YI) songs   SICHUAN  2006
CD HUA MIAO songs, mouthorgans, wedding  SICHUAN  2006
CD HENAN  mouthorgan SHENZHEN   2007
CD SHUI songs  GUIZHOU   2007
CD DONG songs 1 GUIZHOU  2007
CD MIAO, GALAO gupiaqin, songs, mouthorgans GUIZHOU  2007
CD LALUO (YI) songs YUNNAN   2007
CD SHUI MIAO songs GUIZHOU   2007
CD BAI rituals,  YUNNAN  2008
CD BAI songs YUNNAN  2008
CD CHANG FO JI buddhist prayers loop machines 2007
CD FIELD RECORDINGS, CHINA 2006 to 2008
CD TIBETAN songs SICHUAN 1992 (+)
CD NISU (YI) VOL 1 solo, duo, trio  YUNNAN  2009
CD NISU (YI) VOL 2 instrumental and vocal group  YUNNAN 2009
CD DARK BLUE YAO songs YUNNAN  2009
CD UYGHUR tanbur, dotar, satar XINJIANG 2009
CD UYGHUR various instruments XINJIANG 2009
CD KAZAK dongbra, kobuz XINJIANG 2009
CD KAZAK AKEN songs, dongbra XINJIANG 2009
CD KIRGIZ MANAS songs, komuz XINJIANG 2009
CD KAZAK dongbra  XINJIANG 2009
7 CDS AKHA (HANI) ancient songs YUNNAN  2009
CD LALUO (YI) songs, rituals YUNNAN 2010
CD WA songs, drum YUNNAN 2010
CD WA FOREST YUNNAN 2010 (+)
CD SHUI DAI songs YUNNAN 2010
CD DALI / LIJIANG / LUGU LAKE YUNNAN 2006 2010
CD NUOSU (YI) sixian, koixian SICHUAN  2010
CD NISU (HUA YAO YI) 1 shaman, songs, instruments  YUNNAN 2011
CD NISU (HUA YAO YI) 2 ritual dance, songs, instruments YUNNAN 2011
CD HANI 1  instrumental and vocal group YUNNAN 2011
CD HANI 2  instrumental and vocal group YUNNAN 2011
CD NISU (YI) VOL 3  DAY instrumental and vocal group  YUNNAN 2011
CD NISU (YI) VOL 4  NIGHT instrumental and vocal group YUNNAN 2011
CD NISU (YI) VOL 5 solo, duo, trio and group YUNNAN  2009
DVD KAZAK / KIRGIZ  XINJIANG 2009
DVD UYGHUR  XINJIANG 2009
DVD DAI songs YUNNAN 2010
CD BULANG 1 (WU) Buddhist ceremonies YUNNAN 2011
CD BULANG 2 (LAWA) songs, niutuiqin YUNNAN 2011
CD WA DANCE  YUNNAN 2011
CD WA / LAHU songs, mouthorgans YUNNAN 2011
CD MONGOL instruments XINJIANG CHINA  and MONGOLIA 2009 2011
CD JINGPAW (ZAIWA) songs, flutes YUNNAN 2011
CD JINGPAW (ZAIWA) DOMSA shaman YUNNAN 2011
CD DONG 2 (GUM)10 women polyphony, GUIZHOU, 2012
CD DONG 3 (GUM) love songs quartet, GUIZHOU 2012
CD MIAO 2 (MOO) reeds, songs, GUIZHOU 2012
CD DONG and MIAO instruments GUIZHOU 2012
CD MIAO mouthorgans orchestras GUIZHOU 2007 (+)
CD MIAO 3 reeds songs GUIZHOU 2007 (+)
CD DONG 4 (GUM) dong pipa songs GUIZHOU 2007 (+)
CD NUOSU koixian (mouth s harps)  SICHUAN 2010 (+)
CD LISU chiben, instruments, songs YUNNAN 2011 2012
CD DAI LUE 1 song with pi (reed flute) YUNNAN 2012
CD DAI LUE 2 song with pi (reed flute) YUNNAN 2012
CD LAHU songs, lute YUNNAN 2012
CD BULANG song with ding (lute) YUNNAN 2012
CD LHASSA STREET MUSICIANS TIBET 2013  (+)
CD LAMAS PRAYERS  1 TIBET 2013  (+)
CD LAMAS PRAYERS  2 TIBET 2013  (+)
CD TIBETAN SONGS with zhemunei lute TIBET 2013  (+)
CD WOMEN LAMAS PRAYERS TIBET 2013  (+)

CAMBODIA:  21 CDS
CD JARAI love songs, guitar RATANAKIRI   2003
CD BRAO / KRUNG songs, instruments  RATANAKIRI  2003 to 2005
CD TAMPOON songs, instruments 1 RATANAKIRI  2003 2004
CD TAMPOON songs, instruments 2  RATANAKIRI   2004 2005
CD PHNONG  instruments, gongs MONDOLKIRI 2007
CD PHNONG gongs 2 MONDOLKIRI 2005
CD PHNONG gongs 3 MONDOLKIRI 2005
CD PHNONG songs 4 MONDOLKIRI 2005 2007
CD PHNONG gongs 5 MONDOLKIRI 2005 2007
CD KRUNG gongs RATANAKIRI  2004 2005
CD KRUNG BRATANEUL rice harvest ceremony  RATANAKIRI 2003
CD KAVET village party, gongs RATANAKIRI  2004
CD KRUNG funeral ceremony, gongs RATANAKIRI  2003
CD JARAI funeral, wedding, gongs 1 RATANAKIRI   2003 to 2006
CD JARAI funeral, wedding, gongs 2 RATANAKIRI   2003 to 2006
CD KHMER wedding quartet RATANAKIRI 2003
CD BRAO MEUT MOUAN lying down epic song  RATANAKIRI 2005
CD GONGS  OF RATANAKIRI, MONDOLKIRI 2003 to 2007
CD TAMPOON songs, instruments 3  RATANAKIRI 2003 2004
CD TAMPOON songs, instruments 4  RATANAKIRI 2003 2004
CD TAMPOON  songs, gongs  5 RATANAKIRI 2011,2012

LAOS:  23 CDS
CD BRAO KANYING/HAMONG gongs, songs, instruments ATTAPEU  2006
CD BRAO KAVET/JREE gongs, songs, instruments ATTAPEU 2006
CD NYAHEUN songs, gongs CHAMPASAC  2006
CD GONGS OF BRAO LAVE / NKRIANG  CHAMPASAC 2006
CD ARAK / TRIANG / NKRIANG songs, instruments XEKONG 2006
CD THA (FLAT GONGS)  CAMBODIA & LAOS 2004 to 2006
CD BRAO GONGS ATTAPEU, CHAMPASAK 2006
CD LAO CHAMPASAK ROYAL COURT MUSIC 2006
CD AKHA shaman, flute, songs MUANG SING 2009
CD DARK BLUE YAO animist ceremony, PHONGSALY 2010
CD DARK BLUE YAO Taoist recitings, PHONGSALY 2010
CD KHMU songs, flute, mouthorgan PHONGSALY 2010
CD LANTENE songs LUANG NAMTHA 2010
CD LUANG NAMTHA (AKHA, HMONG, LANTENE, SILA, BIT) 2009 2010
CD PHONGSALY (MOON, KHMU, AKHA,LEU,PHOUNOI) 2010 2011
CD BIT songs, mouthorgan, LUANG NAMTHA  2012
CD KHMU 2 songs, mouthorgans UDOMXAI 2010 (+)
CD KATU songs, lute SARAVAN 2012
CD TA OI 1 songs with mouthorgan SARAVAN 2012
CD TA OI 2 songs with mouthorgan SARAVAN 2013
CD TA OI 3 songs with mouthorgan SARAVAN 2012 2013
CD PACO songs with gong, drum SARAVAN 2013
CD PACO songs, khene, bells SARAVAN 2013

VIETNAM:  10 CDS
CD BLACK HMONG shaman healing ceremony SAPA  2006
CD BLACK HMONG  songs, instruments 1  SAPA  2006
CD BLACK HMONG  songs, instruments 2  SAPA  2006 2007
CD RED DAO BAOZOO love songs  SAPA  2006
CD BLACK AND RED DAO BAOZOO songs SAPA 2006
CD GIAY songs SAPA  2006
CD BLACK and FLOWER HANI songs NORTH  2007
CD LU songs, flutes NORTH 2007
CD HANOI CA TRU, funeral, street music) 2007 and 2009
CD BLACK THAI songs DIEN BIEN  2011

CD JEW S HARPS CHINA, VIETNAM, MONGOLIA 2006 to 2011
CD MINANG KABAU songs, saluang INDONESIA 1994 (+)

TANZANIA:  6 CDS
CD HADZA 1 songs, malimba, zeze NORTH 1999 2000
CD HADZA 2 songs, malimba, zeze NORTH 1999 2000
CD HADZA 3 EPEME ceremony  NORTH 1999 2000
CD HADZA 4 EPEME ceremony  NORTH 1999 2000
CD DATOGA songs, fiddle  NORTH  2000
CD MAKONDE / MUSLIM ceremonies MTWARA  2000

RECORDED BY LAURENT JEANNEAU
unless marked with (+)

2 CD HADZAS BUSHMEN OF TANZANIA, MUSIQUE DU MONDE, FRANCE 2003      sold out
CD ETHNIC MINORITY MUSIC OF NORTHEAST CAMBODIA,SUBLIME FREQUENCIES, USA 2006
CD ETHNIC MINORITY MUSIC OF  SOUTHERN LAOS, SUBLIME FREQUENCIES, USA 2007
CD ETHNIC MINORITY MUSIC OF  NORTH VIETNAM, SUBLIME FREQUENCIES, USA 2007
CD ETHNIC MINORITY MUSIC OF NORTHWEST XINJIANG, CHINA, SUBLIME FREQUENCIES USA 2010
CD ETHNIC MINORITY MUSIC OF SOUTHERN CHINA, SUBLIME FREQUENCIES  USA 2013

ELECTRONIC STUFF:
CD SOUNDSCAPE CHINA on KWANYIN SUB JAM BEIJING CHINA 2007
CD KINK GONG ELECTRONIC WORLD on  ATAVISTIC CHICAGO USA 2009

BOX OF 5 CDS KINK GONG REMIXES
on PPT/STEMBOGEN PARIS  FRANCE 2012
CD CAMBODIAN REMIX, KINK GONG, 2003 / 2006
CD LAOTIAN REMIX, KINK GONG, 2006 / 2010
CD VIETNAMESE REMIX, KINK GONG, 2006 / 2008
CD CHINESE REMIX, KINK GONG, 2002 / 2010
CD XINJIANG REMIX, KINK GONG 2009 / 2010
http://www.e-ppt.net
5 MINUTES OF 7 REMIXES on myspace.com/kinkgong

LP 12″  KINK GONG XINJIANG on DISCREPANT IN LONDON 2011 sold out
http://norient.com/blog/easter-turkestan-soundscapes-the-kink-gong-project/
http://discrepant.bandcamp.com/album/xinjiang
based on http://www.touchradio.org.uk/touch_radio_44_laurent_jeanneau.html

LP 12″  KINK GONG  VOICES on DISCREPANT  LONDON UK  2013

2 LP 12″ GONGS OF CAMBODIA & LAOS on TIGER GONG PARIS FRANCE 2013

DVD ERHAI FLOATING SOUNDS KINK GONG with JULIEN CLAUSS 2010
CD TANZANIAN REMIXES, KINK GONG 2002 2008
CD COMPUTER PIPA performed by LI DAIGUO recomposed by KINK GONG
CD GU QIN REMIX by KINK GONG 2012
CD IMER ZEILLOS turkish memories  + KINK GONG remix 2012

SOUNDSCAPE YUNNAN on www.discrepant.net.uk
LIJIANG CONCERT 2010 on www.soundcloud.com/kink-gong

DJ SET  QUAI BRANLY MUSEUM PARIS  2011 on
http://www.braindub.com/projects/se/2011/quaibranly/
http://official.fm/tracks/280380
DOCUMENTARY FILM   “SMALL PATHS”  by DAVID HARRIS
http://davidarthurharris.com/small_path_music.html
DVD to come later on sublime frequencies
PRESS
w.liberation.fr/culture/01092345415-laurent-jeanneau-chineur-de-sons
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Music/2011/0912/China-Ethnic-minority-music-finds-an-advocate
http://www.mondomix.com/actualite/1627/laurent-jeanneau.htm …
VIDEO:
ERHAI FLOATING SOUNDS BY HUANG PEISHAN 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWzNyvidiX0

CONTACT LAURENT JEANNEAU
kinkgong@gmail.com
or call (86)18760943909 in Dali, Yunnan, China

I WILL BE  BACK IN EUROPE IN APRIL 2013 FOR UNLIMITED TIME AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SHOWS, DON T HESITATE TO SUPPORT KINK GONG !

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