When I am not listening to music

by Weiwei Liang

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The release contains ten sound-situations at various insignificant spots, heard by chance, recorded when passing by, noticed by their abstract qualities: texture, rhythm, distance, movements and their self-formed composition.

Collected in the winter of 2017 when the artist was visiting her family near 22°N 113°E, followed by a travel to the "Porcelain Capital" at 29°N 117°E, which has been producing pottery for over 1700 years.

Each cassette box comes with a different cover photo, taken with a mobile phone, and collected over the past few years, with the same spontaneous attitude as recording the sounds for this release.


day walk
a fisherman fixing the deck
muddy water splashing at the river’s bank
residential blocks
rooftop balcony
street shoe-maker sewing the rim on a wheel machine
night walk
crickets in the tall grass by the river
sand-carrying cargo ship passing by

pottery wheel
walking through the potters’ workspace
towards the rain in a front yard
mountain village road with streams
the sound of a folk opera coming from across the rice field
1300°C Kiln
workers unloading gas tanks
villagers building a house in the evening
chickens in a valley
dialogues in a local dialect
broken porcelain in a dilapidated wooden house


released July 15, 2018

Recording & compilation: Weiwei Liang
Mastering: Kamil Korolczuk
Cover photo & design: Weiwei Liang



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