about me

dickson dee = pnf = li chin sung = djdee =monkey

Dickson Dee (aka Li Chin Sung, Dj Dee, PNF) is a Hong Kong experimental music artist and turntablist with a wide range of creative styles such as industrial noise, experimental electronic, avantgarde, cut n’paste, new classical etc. His debut solo album “PAST” was released under Tzadik label (USA), which is a collection of his works from 1992 to 1996. He has a great deal of experiences playing live shows mostly in China,Europe and Japan for the past years. Artists he performs with including Thomas Fehlmann, Zbigniew Karkowski, Otomo Yoshihide, Sainkho Namtchylak, Maja Ratkje,Sachiko M,Werner Dafeldecker, Patrick Pulsinger,Cdrk, Zhang Chu,Wang Fan,Tujiko Noriko, Tetsuo Furadate,Yoshida Tatsuya, Keiji Haino,Adichi Tomomi, Astro, etc. In addition, He is a producer participating in the album production of artists from different countries such as Otomo Yoshihide, Zbigniew Karkowski, Ruins, Haino Keiji, Yoshida Tatsuya etc. Last but not the least, he is also a concert organizer bringing artists to perform in China.

Discography

Li Chin Sung
1996 PastTzadik
2004 San Yuan Li Soundtrack – Dicksonia Audio
2005 The revenge of Ying and Yang with Zbigniew Karkowski – Noise Asia

DJ Dee
2003 Sunday – Dicksonia Audio

PNF
1995 PNF-I – Dicksonia Audio
1997 PNF-2 – Dicksonia Audio
2005 PNF+TN -Shasha Records

Compilation
1992 Malimalihung – Sound Factory
1995 Ommanipadmehum – Sound Factory
1995 Tribute to Derek Jarman – Blue – Somnus
1997 Soundtracks for bride of sevenless -Auscultare
1997 Ground Zero – Conflagration remix – Sank-ohso / Creativeman
1999 Turntable Solos -Amoebic
2003 Landscape -Landscape Music
2003 Silent agreement – Silentagreement
2005 The sound of silence project -Reconfiguration Records

Performance

EUROPE (under the name “Li Chin Sung”)
2002 November – “urban + aboriginal xv : china” at podewil, Berlin
2004 January – “generator – singing dragons” at Vienna Concert Hall
2004 June – ausland, Berlin
2004 June – Poland 5 city Tour – Krakow, Warsaw, Lublin, Boznan, Gdansk

CHINA and ASIA Tour

PNF
1992 March -Hong Kong (with I666)
1992 July -Hong Kong (with Otomo Yoshihide)
1995 September -Taipei( underground music festival )
2004 October -Shanghai (with TN,Wang Fan)

Li Chin Sung
1997 October -Guangzhou solo concert with guest Wang Lei, Moz
1998 October -Guangzhou, Beijing (with Otomo Yoshihide + Sachiko M)
2002 October -Guangzhou, Macau (Li Chin Sung Mongolian Trio )
2002 July -Shanghai, Guangzhou (with Sachiko M)
2004 August [email protected] Yard Gallery (solo, play San Yuan Li film music)
2004 October [email protected] Art, [email protected] (with Sainkho Namtchylak)
2005 May -[email protected] (with Cdrk, Guangzhou Modern Dance)
2005June [email protected] (with Guangdong Modern Dance Company,Izumi Nikaido,Michael)
2005 June [email protected] ( with Lawrence English,GZ Modern Dance)
2005 July [email protected] Workers’s Stadium (with Zhang Chu)
2005July [email protected] (with Zbigniew Karkowski, Modern Dance Company)
2005 July [email protected] (with Zbignbiew Karkowski, Justin, Zhang Chu)
2005 Aug – Korea Folk and Modern Festival
2005 Aug [email protected] (with Tujiko Noriko, summer sweat music show)
2005 Dec [email protected] Art University( with Zbigniew Karkowski- lecture & concert)
2005 Dec [email protected] Stomy Monday (with Tatsya Yoshida,Astro,Tetsuo Furudate,Tomoi Adachi,Zbigniew Karkwoski)
2005 Dec [email protected] Forth Floor (with Zbigniew Karkowski,Tetsuo Furudate,Tomoi Adadchi)
2005 Dec [email protected] Park ( Guilin Rock Festival)
2006 Feb-Mar -China tour with Zbigniew Karkowski @HK,Chengdu, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing 7 concert 5 workshop from 9thFeb – 9thMarch
2006 Aug -China tour with Lawrence English (taiwan, hong kong, shenzhen, foshan, shanghai)

DJ Dee
2003 August -Taiwan tour (4 concerts with trumpet + dulcimer)
2003 September -Xian China @“八又二分之一”bar
2003 October -Taiwan (Weather In My Brain Festival)
2003 November -Guangzhou, Shanghai, Macau (with Zbigniew Karkowski)
2004 February -Wuhan, Guangzhou (with Thomas Fehlmann)
2004 May -Hong Kong solo in Mackie bookstore
2004 October -Taiwan (Weather In My Brain Festival, Otomo, Haino,Zbigniew)
2004 October – Shanghai
2004 November -Shanghai, Shenzhen (with Patrick Pulsinger + Werner Dafeldecker)
2005 March -Mutek [email protected] (with deadbeat,Egg,Crackhaus…)
2005 March [email protected] (with Maja, Guangzhou Modern Dance)
2005 May [email protected] (with Cdrk, Zenlu)
2005 August [email protected](with Zenial,Electronicat,Matthias)
2006 March [email protected] (with Jazzkammer, Cheewai)
2006 March [email protected] Club (with Jazzkammer,Cheewai)
2006 May [email protected] Bookstore (with Zenlu,Marqido,Itta,Abai,HuangJian,..)

Dickson Dee

2004 Jul – Poetry Summer- live music for [email protected] Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2005 Sep – Asian Meeting [email protected] PIT INN (with Hong Chulki, Choi Joonyong, Ryu Hankil, Jin Sangtae, Jo Foster, Yukie Sato,I.S.O./ONJO special version with Yoshimitsu Ichiraku, Sachiko M, Masahiko Okura, Kenta Tsugami,Taisei Aoki, Hiroaki Mizutani, Kumiko Takara,Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, Taku Hannoda, Atsuhiro Ito, and Toshimaru Nakamura..)

2005 Sept – Yokohama 2005 International Triennale of Contemporary Art opening party( Dee solo with San Yuen Li film, with Reiko A {dance}, Inryo Fuen, Nakano Kei {visual})

2005 Dec -Kitakyushu sound [email protected](with Keiji Haino)

2005 Dec -Yokohama 2005 International Triennale of Contemporary Art ending party( Dee solo + trio set with Makigami Koichi,Kang Taehwan)

2006 Feb [email protected] Musik harry Roesli( guest Biosampler from Bandung)
[email protected] 108 (guest Nawaz Mirajkar-tabla)

2006 June [email protected] Cafe (with Tatsuya Yoshida,Man Under Zero Effort, Assajan Jakgawan)
[email protected] Art Museum(with Tatsuya Yoshihida,Yuen Chee Wai,Koichi Shimizu,Zai Kuning,Tim O’Dwyer)

2006 June [email protected](with Taku,Jean-Luc,Mattin,Danzler)
[email protected](with Taku,Jean-Luc,Mattin,Danzler)
2006 September -Korea yensan festival (with Nelson Hiu, Park Je-Chun,…)
2006 September -Polish sound Artists china tour-Guangzhou,Foshan,Shnaghai, Beijing(with Miho Iwata, Olga Szwajgier, Marek Choloniewski, Tomasz Choloniewski, Wlodzimierz Kiniorski, Krzysztof Knittel, Wojtek Kosma, Miłosz Luczynski, Darek Makaruk, Rafal Mazur, Kazimierz Pyzik, Lukasz Szalankiewicz)

Project

Wu Wei + Li Chin Sung Duo

The duo is formed by Wu Wei, a Chinese musician residing in Germany, and Li Chin Sung, an experimental music artist in Hong Kong. The duo intents on adopting the thoughts of oriental traditional music and the techniques of western contemporary music; thus bringing out the chemistry of the two combination. In the duo, Wu plays sheng, lu sheng, er-hu, Mongolian matouqin, also performs voice and throat singings. On the other hand, Li makes use of the laptop to make immediate sampling from the elements gathered from Wu’s performances and sounds, then shift it for loop-play; furthermore, Li manipulates the turntable and computer creating experimental electronic sound to enrich the sound tones. The two met in The Vienna Music Festival and was deeply-impressed by each other’s distinguishing music features, thus came up with the duo project. At present, the two conceives of creating an album which integrates the oriental traditional instruments, western pioneer improvisation, and micro experimental electronic sound.

Wu Wei, a Chinese musician residing in Germany, was born in 1970 in Jiang Su province. He started to learn er-hu when he was five. In fifteen, he took a course to learn sheng performance in Nanjing Arts Institute. From 89 to 93, he was studying for his doctor degree of sheng in Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He earned his reputation locally and internationally by performing this ancient Chinese instrument. In 1993, he joined the world famous Shanghai Chinese Music Symphony Orchestra. His performances were included in numerous albums. With his tours around China, Japan and Europe, his music was known to many people. The tour experiences opened his ears and broadened his knowledge in learning about a bigger world aside from the Chinese traditional music. His cooperation projects with several European musicians in Shanghai prompted his deep interest in jazz and contemporary new music. In 1995, he entered Hans Eisler Higher Music School in Berlin. With the sponsorship of the artist scholarship, he broadened his music vision by learning the western traditional jazz and working with artists from different regions and with different music styles.?During the years in Berlin, he obtained several artist scholarships and had been awarded Musica Vitale ?????????????Musica Vitale??

Over the years of his music career, Wu has cooperated and performed with numerous renowned Chinese musicians and folk singers including Wu Man, Xu Feng Xia, Wu Ren Na etc. He also participated in many international symphony orchestras, playing sheng and other Chinese traditional instruments. In addition, he attended a great deal of music festivals around the world. In the process, he made a lot of efforts to develop new sound language for the Chinese traditional instruments and opened a new direction. From 1998 to 2003, he had performed over thirty compositions of contemporary composers such as John Cage, Enjott Schneider, Helmut Zapf etc. Using the Chinese traditional music as the fountain, Wu adopted the new techniques of jazz and contemporary music to experiment on the Chinese instruments that has 3000 years of history, intending to discover the possible sounds hidden among them. He found a new entrance for the Chinese traditional instruments in the global environment of contemporary music. His duo with Hong Kong experimental music artist, Li Chin Sung, is a new approach to experimental electronic music and pioneer cut n’ paste technique.
Dickson Dee (aka Li Chin Sung, DJ Dee, PNF), an experimental music artist and producer in Hong Kong, was born in January 1969 in Putian, Fujian Province and immigrated to Hong Kong at his early childhood. He has a wide range of creative styles including industrial noise, experimental electronic, avant garde, cut ‘n’ paste etc.

Dickson started his music production in early 90s. In 1992, he released his debut album under his alias PNF. In 1996, he released his first solo album “PAST” under the name Li Chin Sung in Tzadik (USA), a label set up by John Zorn, the renowned American pioneer musician. The album was a collection of his works from 1992 to 1996. It was then rated by , the popular experimental music magazine in UK, as the fifth album of the 20 most significant album chart in 1996.

Between 1998 and 1999, Dickson was invited to participate in the music production of Chinese big opera “Oomolangma song & dance opera”. He went to Tibet several times for sampling. With the support of the local government, he successfully obtained a great deal of primitive sound materials of Tibetan and Lamaism music. In 2000, he was invited to Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, to have cultural exchange with The National Traditional Folk Music Dance Troupe and Mongolia Arts Center. Thus inspired the formation of Li Chin Sung Trio. The music features of Tibet and Mongolia led Dickson into the realm of world music and became one of his important developing directions.

Dickson is also a producer participating in the album production of rock and roll/ experimental music artists from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, US and Europe. Among them are Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Ruins, Haino Keiji, AMK, Tats Lau, NO, Dili, Jon Rose, Peril etc. Furthermore, he is conducting a music research on Tibetan music with Tibetan music scholar, ????, hoping to make a documentation on the original features of Tibet with the help of music, writing, photograph, and video.

Dickson’s latest album, “San Yuan Li”, is a soundtrack to the documentary film which is the first soundtrack album to be released under his alias Li Chin Sung. His duo project with Wu Wei is a new challenge of combining experimental electronic music with Chinese traditional instruments.

Li Chin Sung Mongolian Trio

Inspired by the first Tibet collaboration, Dickson was again invited to Mongolia in 2001 to work with the local artists under the same condition. The trip was highly regarded by the Mongolian government. Besides obtaining a large number of Mongolian music sound materials, he also went farther into the Mongolian countryside twice to gather folk music materials. In addition, he also collaborated with The National Traditional Folk Music Dance Troupe of Mongolia. In the 2 months of working together, Dickson
gradually attained a mutual understanding with Mongolian renowned artists including the prima morinhuur of the Troupe, M.Burged Baatar, and the prima throat singer also the head of The Mongolian Throat Song Union, Zulsar Z. They developed a new idea of combining improvisation,electronic music and turntable cut ‘n’ paste technique with morinhuur and throat singing.

In November 2001, Dickson returned to Hong Kong and started to arrange the music materials he collected from Mongolia. He hoped to produce new music by adopting improvisation technique in blending the sampling from the Mongolian Traditional Folk Music with experimental/electronic music. Part of the work has been completed now, and would be released under the name Li Chin Sung. Furthermore, he remains in good contact with the two Mongolian artists, and formed Li Chin Sung Trio with Zulsar Z & M.Burged Baatar, hoping to adopt LIVE performance style in completing the new approach of mixing Mongolian folk music experimental/electronic music. In between August and September of 2002, Dickson revisited Mongolia. In October, Li Chin Sung Trio toured around Mainland China, Taiwan, and Macau.


sfcd001 pnf – east west (compilation CD “what sound vol:1 from Soudn Factory 1992)


tz 7014 li chin sung – past (tzadik 1996)


pnf-1 cover ( dicksonia audio 1995)


sm001 pnf – D the bule ( compilation CD ” Eternal Blue Extreme: An Asian Tribute to Derek Jarman” from Somnus 1994)


cmdd-00047 dickson dee – Conflagration (compilation CD -Sank-Ohso Discs/Creativeman Disc 1997)


amo-va-01 pnf – nothing ( compilation CD “turntable solos” -Amoebic 1999)


sfcd007 pnf – grandfather ( compilation CD “what’s sound vol:2” from Sound Factory 1994)


asu012 pnf -my favorite scratch (compilation CD “a survey of asian sound activity:97-98”)


rc01 djdee – swimming (compilation CD “sound of silent project” from Reconfiguration Records 2004)


2CD / 2003 / LDS/SHS-001 pnf – wugie dancing – V.A landscape


dsm 0.2 djdee – sunday (dicksonia audio 2003)


dsm 0.2 li chin sung – san yuan li ( dicksonia audio 2005)


tong3001 ZENDEE– Live in Lublin-03


cd-003 pnf+torturing nurse – splittail (shasha records 2005)


2CD / 2005 / SHS-005 djdee – friday – V.A landscape 2


zbigniew karkowski + li chin sung -Revenge of the Yin and Yang (noise asia+dicksonia audio 2005)


dsm 0.6 li chin sung – turntable solo (dicksonia audio coming soon )


dsm 0.3 dickson dee – reconstruction/ otomo yoshihide (dicksonia audio coming soon )


dsm 0.4 dickson dee – reconstruction / zbigniew karkowski (dicksonia audio coming soon )


dsm 0.5 dickson dee – reconstruction / chinese artists (dicksonia audio coming soon )


kwanyin16cd zbigniew karkowski,li chin sung, wang fan, fannullone / live at waterland kwanyin (Kwanyin)


naimcd 39 lawrence english & li chin sung – (noise asia)

(update 28 Sept 06)